Remember the multi-awarded Maryo J. Delos Reyes classic film “Sinungaling Mong Puso” starring Gabby Concepcion, Vilma Santos, and Aga Muhlach? GMA Network has acquired the rights to adapt the controversial 1992 drama on television and beginning July 18, the intense story that will make you choose between love that is right or the love that is real will unfold on GMA Afternoon Prime.
Now considered a masterpiece, “Sinungaling Mong Puso” makes a big comeback with a modernized version that shows a woman’s discovery of her self-worth and the sacrifices she makes in her relentless pursuit of true love. Starring in the remake are equally compelling cast led by Rhian Ramos, Rafael Rosell, and Kiko Estrada.
The story revolves around Clara (Rhian), the abused wife of the womanizer Roman Aguirre (Rafael) who came from an influential political clan. Instead of giving in to the agony of her plight, she chooses to hope and remain resilient for the sake of her family. Until she accidentally meets Jason (Kiko), a man who will love her for real. However, he is ten years younger than her. He, like Clara, is unhappily married to Hannah (Jazz Ocampo) who is pregnant with their child.
In spite their efforts to keep their rapport amicable, friendship draws them closer together resulting into a romance that then turns into a passionate love affair. But when their secret is discovered, it becomes the greatest threat to their lives.
Rhian, who will portray the challenging role of Clara first played by Ms. Vilma Santos, said she feels challenged to portray The Star for All Seasons’ former character. “Pressured ako since it’s Ms. Vilma, pero kasi the advice given to me is do it on my own way and hopefully people will find appreciation in the kind of labor I’ll be doing on it.”
On the other hand, Rafael said playing the role of Roman, originally played by Gabby, makes him anxious and thrilled at the same time. “I am very excited and nervous kasi hindi ko alam ang magiging take ko, may pagka-sociopath kasi si Roman, so dun ko lalaruin ang character.”
Portraying his most mature role to date as Jason, Kiko admits feeling the pressure for his latest TV assignment. “I watched clips pero I don’t want to copy Sir Aga’s performance kasi I want to bring myself into it, parang ako, yung character ko rito marami siyang gusto i-prove. Nandoon siya dun sa age na eager to prove something.”
For Jazz, she looks at playing the role of Hannah as an eye-opener for her career growth. “Masaya ako na malaki ang binibigay na improvement sa akin ng show kasi dito, I learned how to open myself to my co-actors since kailangan all-out ako dito.”
Completing the cast are Michael de Mesa as Mayor Moises Aguirre, Roman’s corrupt father who wants him to keep his political power within their family; Glydel Mercado as Raquel, the perfect trophy wife of Mayor Moises; Cheska Diaz as Helen, Jason’s understanding mother, Sherilyn Reyes as Liza, Hannah’s controlling mother; Stephanie Sol as Camilla, Roman’s mistress; Gee Canlas as Jillian, Clara’s confidante and best friend; JC Tiuseco as Jolo who does everything to please Roman; Gab de Leon as Vin, the right hand man of Roman.
Sinungaling Mong Puso is under the helm of acclaimed actor-director Ricky Davao and behind this riveting drama is the creative team composed of Creative Director Roy Iglesias; Creative Block Head Jake Tordesillas; Creative Consultant Aloy Adlawan; Creative Unit Head Denoy Navarro Punio; Headwriter Renei Dimla; Writers Ana Levita Macapugay and Liberty Trinidad; Brainstormers Christina Samson-Velasco and John Kenneth De Leon.
Managed by the GMA Drama group, Sinungaling Mong Puso is supervised by the SVP for Entertainment TV Lilybeth G. Rasonable; VP for Drama Redgie A. Magno; AVP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy; Program Manager Hazel F. Abonita and Executive Producer Lani Feliciano.
Sinungaling Mong Puso premieres on July 18 and will air Mondays to Fridays after Magkaibang Mundo on GMA Afternoon Prime.