Boots Anson Roa Refuses To Replace Amalia Fuentes In ABS-CBN Primetime SoapBoots Anson Roa had to beg off when she was asked to replace Amalia Fuentes in the ABS-CBN upcoming drama series ‘Muling Buksan ang Puso.’ She was approached by some network executives and producers to assume the role of a villain in the controversial project.
Anson Roa said she turned down the promising offer in respect to TV5. She is part of the cast of an upcoming drama series in Kapatid Network. It is Misibis Bay, where she would play grandmother to a new star TV5 is grooming. She would be joined by Vivian Velez and Christopher de Leon to provide support to the newbies, which the station is currently building up.
A few weeks ago, Fuentes resigned from the ABS-CBN series just a day after her first taping day, which was held in San Juan, Batangas. She said she could not continue working because her health would be compromised if she works for more than 24 hours per taping session.
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The upcoming teleserye drew much interest when it was first announced by the Kapamilya Network. It would have served as Fuentes’ reunion project with Susan Roces, who was her arch rival back in their Sampaguita Pictures days. Fuentes would have played a villain to Roces’ character in the show.
‘Muling Buksan ang Puso’ is the follow up project for Julia Montes, who was driven to stardom after playing the lead role in the hit teleserye ‘Walang Hanggan,’ which also starred Roces, Richard Gomez, Dawn Zulueta, and Coco Martin. The new soap would pair Montes with Enrique Gil and her ex-boyfriend Enchong Dee.
After Anson Roa rejected the offer, another replacement was reportedly found. According to insiders, Pilar Pilapil already accepted the controversial role. Pilapil is currently part of the No. 1 teleserye in ABS-CBN, ‘Ina Kapatid Anak,’ which would air its finale by the end of this week.
Meanwhile, aside from ‘Misibis Bay,’ Anson Roa is busy with her other projects. She has upcoming movies and guest appearances in various TV shows in different networks. She is also doing a weekly radio show aired over ABS-CBN’s AM station DZMM. She co-hosts that show with Willie Nepomuceno. They play old music to bring their listeners to nostalgia. Misibis Bay would be aired sometime this month.
When asked if she has plans to fall in love again, Anson Roa said she has no time for that. Her husband, Pete Roa, died in 2007. For her, her late husband would be her last lover. She ended the interview by saying how happy she is with all the work she has been generating lately.