Katrina Halili Prepares To Do Another TV SeriesAfter a two-year hiatus, Katrina Halili would be active in showbiz once more. She is set to do another TV series with her home network GMA-7. According to her long-time boyfriend and live-in partner Kris Lawrence, she is excited to start working again via a new soap opera.
The new project would be called ‘Bayarang Puso.’ It would be a big project as it has a stellar cast to be led by Heart Evangelista, Dominic Rocco, and Sid Lucero. It would also feature other distinguished actors like Ana Capri, Isabel Oli, Alessandra de Rossi, and Celia Rodriguez.
To be directed by Maryo J. delos Reyes, ‘Bayarang Puso’ would definitely be a huge project. No, it’s not for primetime but for GMA-7’s Afternoon Prime block. It would also serve as the comeback vehicle for Sid Lucero, who has untimely fired from his last TV series in the same network due to his unprofessionalism.
Katrina could not disclose so much about the project yet because it is still in the preparation stage. Taping has not started yet but the cast and crew is set to meet sometime this week for its story conference. But her fans may not wait that long as the TV series would air soon.
Katrina’s comeback project would replace ‘Maghihintay Pa Rin,’ an afternoon soap that features Rafael Rosell and Bianca King. This may be within a few week’s time. It is expected that the project would push through quickly after the story conference.
Katrina’s last regular project with GMA-7 was about two years ago. She was part of the cast of the primetime series ‘Munting Heredera,’ which unexpectedly became such a big hit that it lorded over the ratings game until its finale.
No one should be surprised if Katrina would be cast as a villainess again. But some of her fans hope she would be assigned a different role this time. It could be recalled that Katrina once held the lead role in a GMA-7 afternoon soap ‘Magdusa Ka,’ where she starred with fellow Kapuso actor Dennis Trillo.
Affected by scandal
Her showbiz career was about to take full circle when the controversial sex video scandal featuring her and Kayden Kho surfaced. Anyone who has followed the controversy knows that it has ruined Katrina’s then budding career. Her projects and product endorsements quickly vanished.
In 2010, bigwigs from TV5 tried to convince Katrina to transfer to their then revitalizing network. According to sources, she was about to sign a network contract until GMA-7 made an equally attractive counter-offer. She renewed her contract with GMA-7 instead.
Katrina and partner Kris are now busy preparing for the upcoming first birthday of their daughter. It would be held on September 18. This early, the couple has revealed that the party would adopt the candy land motif. It is expected to become another showbiz event.