After more than two years of doing acting stints for rival networks, Maricel Soriano returns to ABS-CBN with an upcoming teleserye, Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin. The Diamond Star has kept her latest project under wraps for a few weeks now, which was why it came as a big surprise that she’ll be joining the teleserye starring Gerald Anderson, Cristine Reyes, Rayver Cruz, and Diana Zubiri.
Without going into details of her contract, Maricel admitted that she missed working at the Kapamilya network “Oo naman, siyempre na-miss ko. Unang-una, gusto ko magpasalamat sa ABS-CBN dahil isa na namang makabuluhan at magandang proyekto ang ibinigay sa akin. Sana ho maibigan ninyo, abangan ninyo po dahil napakagandang proyekto ng Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin,” she said during the story conference of the soap held at Cerchio Restaurant, Monday night, September 24.
Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin also marks her reunion with Dina Bonnevie and Tonton Gutierrez whom she last worked with in the movie Abot Kamay Ang Pangarap (1996).
“Excited ako kasi bago na naman itong makakatrabaho kong mga young ones at alam ko mahuhusay sila. At saka na-excite ako kasi makakatrabaho ko si Tonton at saka si Dina. Siyempre excited ako kasi matagal na rin kaming hindi nakapagtrabaho. Ang dami naming pinagsamahang proyekto many years ago. Kaya eto na naman ang aming balik- tambalan.”
Asked how this project came about, Maricel simply said that she’s confident that the powerhouse cast and the rest of the team will be offering a family saga that the viewers will surely love. “Magandang project kasi. Yun ang pinagusapan namin na gagawin ko. So tapos na yung bakasyon ko. Hahaha!”