ABS-CBN Gives First Big Break To Julia Barretto Through Remake Of "Cofradia"As part of Star Circle Magic 2013, Julia Barretto has been given her first big break by ABS-CBN. She is set to star in the remake of "Cofradia," a novel by Dominador Ad Castillo.
Gloria Romero first gave life to the role in 1953 and again, Gina Alajar in 1973. This is the third time the role will be reprised.
"Cofradia" tells the story of a girl with a very dark complexion. She is often the butt of jokes in their community because of the way she looks. That's why, she is afraid to fall in love because she thinks people will just make fun of her.
However, she will soon turn into a beautiful lady with the help of a "magic candle." She must hide her secret, however, from the people who want to destroy her.
"To have been given the opportunity to play Cofradia, sobrang thankful ako," Barretto said.
She is a member of the popular showbiz clan and previously starred in "Kokey," "Palos" and "Walang Kapalit."
She is the first member of the batch who was given a starring role. The others will only start with supporting roles.
ABS-CBN has yet to announce the other stars of the show, as well as the director and writer. It is set, however, to premiere later this year.