Kim Chiu To Play "Dyesebel" On ABS-CBNReports said Kim Chiu will be the one to play the role of "Dyesebel" in the remake of the popular mermaid story by ABS-CBN. There has been reports as well that Jessy Mendiola was tapped to play the lovelorn mermaid.
According to a column in The Philippine Star, the role of Dyesebel has been given to Kim already. The actress is set to start taping for the fantaserye already after undergoing training.
Earlier this year, ABS-CBN was able to finalize the acquisition of 13 titles created by Mars Ravelo. Aside from Dyesebel, there will also be a remake of Darna, which will be played by Angel Locsin in a movie remake. Another title acquired is Captain Barbell.
After starting to release teasers for "Dyesebel," ABS-CBN also released a survey asking the viewers' opinion on which actress they want the role to be given. Some of the actresses whose names were floated were KC Concepcion, Anne Curtis, Erich Gonzales, Sarah Geronimo and Maja Salvador.
Although the network has yet to confirm this report, Kim Chiu's fans are already jumping up and down for joy. The only problem is that some people think Kim is not fit for the role since they believe Anne or Jessy are better for the role.
There was even a rumor that Jessy is already trying out hair extensions for the character.
There is no report yet as to who will play Dyesebel's Fredo. If Kim will really become the new Dyesebel, it just means that Xian Lim will be her partner since they just finished doing "Bride For Rent," which will be shown this month in theaters.
"Dyesebel" is scheduled to start taping in January since the network wanted to air it in the first quarter of this year. The teleserye will be directed by Don Cuaresma and Francis Xavier Pasion.