REEL DEAL Movies and Television: Maria la del Barrio

Maria la del Barrio
The long wait is over! ABS-CBN and Televisa proudly present a captivating tale of love that is sure to engage the hearts of every Kapamilya viewer this rainy season! From the hit Telenovela series of Mexico starring Thalia during the 90's, Maria La Del Barrio

Maria La Del Barrio will feature two of the hottest stars in the industry today, Erich Gonzales and Enchong Dee, as they give life to the characters of Maria Hernandez and Luis Dela Vega.

Under the direction of Rory B. Quintos and Richard Somes,  Maria La Del Barrio delve into the lives of Maria and Luis as they search for true love, even amidst their pasts and their conflicting present lives. The Pinoy version would have more connection with the local viewers as it still retains the essence of the original story yet perfectly fitted to the Filipino viewers.

Sharing the limelight is Angel Aquino, who was part of the hit soap opera Magkaribal. She will portray the role of Victoria Montenegro-Dela Vega, mother of Luis Fernando. Ian Veneracion plays as her husband who has a past with Assunta de Rossi who plays Maria’s mother.

Comedy Queen Aiai delas Alas takes on a very special role as Casilda, Maria’s adoptive mother.

Maria La Del Barrio also serves as a comeback for Paw Diaz on the television scene. Paw, a batchmate of Erich and Arron Villaflor in Star Circle Quest, will portray Soraya’s character, the woman who will stand between Maria and Luis’ romance. Arron, on the other hand, plays the role of Vladimir who has a soft spot in Maria’s heart.

Other cast members include Jake Roxas, Katya Santos, Gio Alvarez, Atoy Co, Jane Oineza, Badjie Mortiz and K Brosas.

Shot in scenic Tagaytay and Cavite, and with a script led by Denise O’Hara and Henry Quitain’s team, Maria La Del Barrio promises a whole new viewing experience. “Pinaghirapan po namin ang bawat eksena at mas pinaganda pa para mas lalo ninyong ma-enjoy ang panonood,” Erich expressed.

“When I learned that I’ll be working with Erich again, sobrang natuwa ako siyempre. Masarap siyang katrabaho,” Enchong shared.

The series includes generations of brilliant actors and actresses which makes the Maria la del Barrio another interesting show to watch daily as it is part of ABS CBN's Primetime Bida

Witness how fate and love twist the life of Maria and Luis in Maria La Del Barrio premiering on August 15 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.

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