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Friday, January 16, 2009

Memories of Dyosa

No one raised an eyebrow when Anne Curtis declared that, “Ako ang nag-iisang Dyosa (I am the lone goddess),” during the pre-pilot promo of the fantaserye Dyosa, which is set to close its five-month run tonight. After all, Anne, undeniably, has one of the prettiest faces and sexiest bodies in local showbiz.

Even before the program premiered on primetime TV, fans have been fondly calling the pretty actress “Dyosa,” proof that the public agrees with ABS-CBN management’s decision to give her the prized role.

“I was shocked because even after the show premiered last August, people were fondly calling me Dyosa,” recalls Anne. “Feel na feel ko naman. I immediately felt the love from the fans, and the excitement of the public for our show.”

Anne, introduced as a child star in the fantasy movie Magic Kingdom and launched in the horror flick Ika-13 Kapitulo years ago, worked hard to be one of this generation’s most talented and brightest stars. She even had to learn how to get rid of her then very thick Australian accent. Anne is raised in the Land Down Under.

She topbilled other primetime series like Kampanerang Kuba, Hiram and Maging Sino Ka Man, where she played the carefree Celine, who publicly declared, “I am a slut, but I am the best slut in town.”

It is in Maging Sino Ka Man that the public noticed Anne’s marked performance as a thespian leading the way for Anne to get a project young stars like her could only dream of — Star Cinema and Viva Films’ When Love Begins, opposite perennial matinee idol Aga Muhlach.

After the impressive box-office performance of the movie, Anne took on her most challenging TV project- playing multiple characters in Dyosa. The pretty actress breathes life to the roles of Dyosa Agua (Water), Tierra (Land), Cielo (Air), Takda, Black Dyosa, Ugly Dyosa and the mortal Josephine.

Anne is proud that she was able to give justice to the demands of the role/s given to her and that the public selflessly supported Dyosa making it the most watched primetime series in ABS-CBN.

“I am proud of the fact that we (Dyosa team) have done a breakthrough project on TV — having a fantaserye with a protagonist having multiple characters,” declares Anne. “I am happy that televiewers acknowledge all our hard work. I can say that I really gave everything for the show. Imagine, I had to act without my hands when I am in my Dyosa Cielo costume.”

Anne considers the scene, where she had to climb a mountain with a triangle prop, one of the hardest and most memorable points in her Dyosa stint.

“I will never forget Dyosa and the hard things that we’ve done to ensure that the show will be enjoyed by our viewers, but more importantly, I am happiest because the whole Dyosa team has bonded very well. We are really like a family,” says Anne. “Aside from that, I am thrilled because of the title Dyosa.”

In the run of the said series, Anne went through one of the most challenging times of her life dealing with her personal relationship with Sam Milby, who plays Adonis, one of her three leading men, alongside Zanjoe Marudo (Mars) and Luis Manzano (Kulas).

According to the Dyosa production staff, Anne and Sam, during the most turbulent times in their relationship, had a hard time doing scenes together. Though they remained professional by delivering whatever the scenes required, it was very apparent that there was a problem.

The Dyosa staff also shared, “we had to respect their personal relationship. At least, they did not let it affect our show. Now, at least, they are more cordial with each other.”

Because of this heartache and her stint on Dyosa, Anne has evolved into one of the finest actresses of her generation by turning in an unforgettable performance in the movie Baler. Her effective portrayal of Feliza Reyes, a young Filipina in love with a Spanish-Filipino soldier during the 1898 Seige of Baler amidst her father’s strong opposition, made her clinch the Best Actress award in the recently-concluded Metro Manila Film Festival.

“The successful run of Dyosa is a proof that that it pays to dream big dreams,” says production manager Raymund Dizon. “Mounting a show like Dyosa is a hard task, but with everyone’s support, we managed to pull it through. We are happy that we have produced a good program.”

Because of the success of Dyosa’s run, fans of the show started petitioning that a second installment be launched soon. Asked about this, Raymund simply quips, “For now, let’s just support the finale of Dyosa. Maybe soon, ang nag-iisang Dyosa will again be seen on TV.”

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