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EXCLUSIVE: Andrea Brillantes and Francine Diaz react to being dubbed as the next Julia Montes and Kathryn Bernardo

Andrea and Francine play rivals in ‘Kadenang Ginto’ like Julia and Kathryn in ‘Mara Clara.'

BY KRISTHOFF CAGAPE

Twitter: @kristhoff_cgp

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11/22/2018 11:49 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Andrea Brillantes and Francine Diaz react to being dubbed as the next Julia Montes and Kathryn Bernardo


Kadenang Ginto stars Andrea Brillantes and Francine Diaz expressed their gratitude to everyone who supports their afternoon soap. In an interview with PUSH, Francine, who plays the role of Cassie, said that she is still in awe of the fact that her first teleserye in a lead role is a hit. 

"Sobrang saya po kasi hindi ko in-expect na magiging ganon 'yung reaksyon sa show namin at first time ko pong mag-teleserye tapos ganon po. Thank you sa lahat ng suporta," Francine said. 

Andrea, who plays the role of Marga, is equally overwhelmed by the response that their show has gained from the televiewers and netizens. “Super overwhelmed po ako kasi hindi ko in-expect. Grabe sa YouTube pa lang wala pang 24 hours nakaka-1 million [views] na kami, sobrang grabe, sobrang thank you. Kaya kahit pagod na ako sa taping ginagalingan ko pa rin, binibigay ko talaga lahat ng best ko para sa lahat ng sumusuporta,” she said.

With their impressive portrayals of their characters in the show, televiewers have dubbed Francince and Andrea as the next Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes respectively, as the actresses also played rival characters in the remake of the drama Mara Clara. When asked how they feel about such a compliment, Francine replied, “Siyempre po natutuwa ako, sobrang saya po sa feeling and medyo napre-pressure kasi ang galing ni ate Kathryn din. Nagsisimula pa lang ako, ayon medyo kinakabahan po ako na natutuwa.”

Meanwhile, Andrea shared that she is grateful for being dubbed as the next Julia. She said that the actress is actually her idol. 

“Si ate Julia rin po ‘yung ginagawa kong peg sa pagiging kontrabida ko. Nanonood ako ng clips ng Mara Clara before. Siya’ yung tina-try ko maging as Marga. So happy ako na sinasabi nila ganon so ibig sabihin nagagawa ko ng tama,” Andrea stated.