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Jason Abalos says Jessy Mendiola is the right choice for 'Maria Mercedes'

Jason Abalos says Jessy Mendiola fits the role of the Maria Mercedes.

BY KRISTHOFF CAGAPE

Twitter: @kristhoff_cgp

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8/14/2013 8:17 AM
Jason Abalos says Jessy Mendiola is the right choice for 'Maria Mercedes'


081413-jason_main.jpgJason Abalos is set to star in Maria Mercedes alongside Jessy Mendiola and Jake Cuenca. In an exclusive interview with Push.com.ph, the actor remarked that he is very ecstatic to be part of such a big upcoming teleserye in ABS-CBN. “Ako sobra akong nai-excite kasi sobrang laki ng show na ‘to na gusto namin makita ‘yung kalalabasan. Kahit kami pagnagti-take ganon, lahat ‘yung mga nakukuha namin pinapanood namin kasi parang nai-excite ka na mapanood mo agad,” he said.

The actor shared that he will be playing a character that would parallel the lives of the street children. “Sa lahat siguro ito ‘yung pinaka, hindi naman pwede tawaging jologs pero nong kasi ‘yung binabasa ‘yung script alam mo parang sobra ng daming street children sa Pilipinas. Pagnakikita mo sila nai-insipre ka na itong mga batang ito hindi tumitigil sa pagtratrabaho kahit anong oras na. So ganon kami sa serye eh, parang alam mong isasabuhay mo ‘yung mga batang ‘yan kung saan ka nai-insipre kasi di sila sumusuko kahit anong hirap ng buhay. Parang ito yung pinaka-energetic na karakter na gagawin ko. Kumbaga kami ni Jessy batang kalye lang na street smart. Sobra kasing nakakatuwa ‘yung mga karakter na ginagampanan namin kasi never naming nagawa,” he relayed.

The actor said that for him, Jessy was the perfect choice for the Maria Mercedes role. “Nakikita ko si Jessy para sa Maria Mercedes, ako natutuwa sa kanya kasi sobrang bagay kay Jessy maging Maria Mercedes,” he stated.

He shared that he’s very happy and thankful to be working with his co-lead stars. “Si Jessy nakatrabaho ko na, si Jake ngayon pa lang so thankful, nagpapasalamat ako kasi di ba Maria Mercedes, isa sa mga hit ni Thalia (the Mexican star who played the original Maria Mercedes) sa Pilipinas tapos ito pa panibagong trabaho, panibagong makakatrabaho so nakaka-excite.”

When asked what does he think is the reason why he was picked to star in the soap, he humbly commented, “Di ko alam siguro sakto lang nagkataon lang siguro na may ginagawa ‘yung iba at nagkaroon sila ng ganitong karakter na nabagay sa akin so binigay sa akin.”

On the issue that he was supposed to transfer to a different network prior to his stint in Maria Mercedes, Jason clarified, “Di ko alam kung saan galing ‘yan kasi nong lumabas ‘yung issue na ‘yan hindi ko nga pinapansin eh, lumabas yan nong after naka-pirma na ako ng panibago sa ABS eh.”