Seasoned actress Snooky Serna is portraying her character in GMA’s primetime series My Faithful Husband as Mercedes effectively. She has earned the ire of the show’s audience because of how she maltreats her son Emman (Dennis Trillo) and her daughter-in-law Mel (Jennylyn Mercado).
This is the first time Snooky is playing a villain in a series. Previously, the roles that had been assigned to her were all good-natured characters. “When I go out lalo na sa mga malls and restaurants, people used to call me ‘Snooky.. Snooky..’ Now ‘Cedes (Mercedes)..Cedes’ na. They keep asking me why I accepted the role considering I never played before as kontrabida. I accepted the role to show my “different” style or atake sa isang role, to show my versatility. All my life ngayon lang ako kinaaasaran ng fans,” the actress shared.
However, despite having intense and heavy scenes, behind the camera, the cast and production team of My Faithful Husband are like one big family. “Sa taping, para kaming isang big family, equally treated, lahat level-headed and professional, walang malaki ang ulo kahit hit ang show. It’s a team effort,” she said.
Currently, her character Mercedes is in prison because she is the prime suspect in the death of Arnaldo (Ricky Davao). According to the actress, there is more to expect from Mercedes. “Mas magagalit pa ang viewers kay Mercedes. Marami pang twist. But kung ako ang tatanungin, I want Cedes na makulong ng life imprisonment. To give justice sa lahat ng kademonyuhan niya. Pero at the same time, nakakaawa rin si Cedes kasi lost soul siya, eccentric, and a mom who wants to protect her family despite the fact na mukha siyang pera.”
Catch more of Snooky Serna in My Faithful Husband weeknights right after Beautiful Strangers on GMA Telebabad.
Nicole Laurel Asensio debuts as recording artist
The blood of the legendary musical families of music legends, soprano Fides Cuyugan Asensio runs in Nicole Laurel Asensio’s veins being her granddaughter. Apart from that, she is also the niece of singer/actor Cocoy Laurel. From the two, she got her love and passion for music.
Nicole is also songwriter herself. Growing up in a family of classical and Broadway singers, she loves the same genre but fuses it with rock.
From the all-girl rock band General Luna, Nicole is ready to show her talent. MCA Music has released her new solo album Schizoprano.
Nicole admits she’s doing a total overhaul of herself. “There’s a time when you need to step out of your comfort zone and learn from other musicians. And when it comes to supportive musical friends, I am blessed. Musically, I feel more free to collaborate and venture off sound wise – so that’s a plus,” Nicole shared.
Schizoprano is from the words schizophrenic and soprano. Nicole’s friends who are the best in the music industry gave the title to her album. “The term “schizoprano” seemed to suit me and my voice just fine. I still sing classical when the occasion calls for it. I don’t think I can remove that from my system.” she said. Her music in this new album will give listeners a unique musical experience, combining classical and rock performance, where Nicole’s voice is perfectly made for. “I also feel thankful for this opportunity and the support from my collaborators, production, and MCA. I look forward to the doors God will open with this new ticket.” she added.
The tracks include “Leader For A Day” with lyrics from replies to Nicole’s Facebook status “what would you do if you were leader for a day?”
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