Aside from Rosalinda, Carla also auditioned for the role of Richard Gutierrez‘s leading lady in Zorro. The GMA executives saw a big potential in her that’s why they picked her for the title role of Rosalinda.
Ms. Wilma V. Galvante, Senior Vice President for Entertainment, said, “Kasi si Carla, ang ganda ng face niya. We saw the potential in her, we saw the opportunity of building a good actress in her.”
Carla Abellana expressed her excitement for her first lead role during the contract signing:
“It’s such a big project—right away Rosalinda ‘yung binigay. So unang-una, I was surprised. And then I got excited, tapos dumating ‘yung pressure tsaka ‘yung kaba—which is just natural, ‘di ba?”
She doesn’t want to disappoint the people who believed in her that’s why she’s preparing for the role:
“Workshops, singing lessons, dancing lessons—whatever it has to take to prepare for that role; I’ll go to the gym, I’ll do whatever to prepare for that role.”
Wilma Galvante assured Carla that she will have an all-star cast that will support her and this includes her leading man “Fernando Jose.”
So who will play as Carla’s handsome love interest? The GMA executives haven’t decided yet.
So who do you think will play the role of Fernando Jose as the perfect leading man for Carla?