Intense rivalry in new Mara Clara
ABS-CBN has been successful in remaking Asianovelas (My Girl, Lovers in Paris, Only You) and Mexicanovela (Rubi). Now, the Kapamilya Network ventures into remaking one of the highest-rated primetime soap operas in the country and the most loved series of the ’90s that has aired for five record-breaking years: Emil Cruz Jr.’s Mara Clara.
Kathryn Bernardo as Mara and Julia Montes as Clara, the topbillers of the upcoming series, are set to follow the footsteps of the original Mara and Clara, Judy Ann Santos and Gladys Reyes as they pour out intense acting on the highly-anticipated teleserye.
“Sobrang happy po ako dahil sa dami ng artista na pwede nilang piliin for this role, ako yung pinili nila. Yung Mara Clara is the mother of all teleseryes at saka five years po siyang tumakbo kaya sobrang happy ako na ako yung pinagkatiwalaan ng ABS-CBN na gumanap as Mara,” Kathryn says.
Other cast include Bobby Andrews, Ping Medina, John Manalo, Albi Casino, Chokoleit, Jhong Hilario, Mylene Dizon and Gina Pareño.
Gladys expressed her thoughts on the remake of the show. “For five years, sinasampal ko si Juday ngayon, gusto kong abangan kung paano papahirapan ni Julia si Kathryn sa remake ng Mara Clara. Sus ko, after so many years, I’ll be watching it (Mara Clara) again hindi na nga lang sarili ko yung makikita ko. But I’m thrilled by the idea.”