March 18, 2018, 10:08 am
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‘The Good Son’ is wrapped in drama and mystery

MARIAN Rivera-Dantes feels right at home playing a teacher in her new series, GMA’s “Super Ma’am.” 

In previous interviews, the actress, a Psychology graduate from De La Salle University-Dasmariñas, told us she was a pre-school teacher before. 

“At that time, wala akong ideya I will join showbiz one day,” she said.

But thank God, she quickly added, she did. Otherwise, she would not have met actor Dingdong Dantes, her husband. “Wala rin sanang Zia. And I cannot imagine life without them,” she added. “They are my life.”

But she is not an ordinary teacher in “Super Ma’am.” She has super powers in her battle with evil beings called Tamawo.

“I enjoy my fight scenes sa series. First time kong mapasabak sa action.

“Mahirap na masarap pala,” she stated.

The actress happily remarked she is amazed with her co-stars, including Helen Gamboa and Dina Bonnevie. Helen and Dina play Marian’s grandmother and mother, respectively. 

Featured in special roles are Carmina Villaroel and Ai Ai de las Alas.

Newcomer Matthias Rhoads, GMA’s newest heartthrob, is paired with Marian in the primetime series.


The young actors of ABS-CBN’s new primetime drama, “The Good Son,” Jerome Ponce, McCoy de Leon, Nash Aguas and Joshua Garcia, would often gather in one corner and talk when not in front of the cameras. 

Not about girls, insisted Jerome, but about their individual roles.

“That’s how serious we all are about the parts assigned to us sa series,” he added.

Jerome plays Nash’s elder brother and gets so affected when he discovers his seemingly perfect dad, played by Albert Martinez, has another family. He gets so angry when he finds out his father, who suddenly passes away, has a son, played by Joshua, with the character of Mylene Dizon.

“Actually, nakaka-relate ako sa role ko,” he related. “In real life, may mga kapatid ako sa ama. Ganumpaman, maganda ang samahan namin, unlike ‘yung mga characters sa ‘The Good Son’.”

Joshua’s character has a half-brother, McCoy.

Things get more complicated when the autopsy reveals the cause of Albert’s death: poison. The culprit? Any of the four sons – yes, including McCoy.

“The Good Son,” produced by Deo Edrinal’s Dreamscape Entertainment, is directed by Andoy Ranay and Manny Palo.

Also in the cast are Ronnie Lazaro, John Estrada, Jeric Raval and Liza Lorena. Young stars Loisa Andalio, Elisse Joson and Alex Ilacad are also featured.


Kim Chiu hopes Bela Padilla will be able to attend the launch of her new album, “Touch of Your Love,” on Sept. 28 at SM Skydome. 

She and Bela got to know each other really well the past couple of months and now she considers her as one of her best friends.

Bela said she was the one who really wanted to be close to Kim. “Actually, ako ang nag-initiate na maging friends kami ni Kim. Tagahanga niya kasi ako,” divulged the actress-screenwriter. Among the stories she has written are “Camp Sawi,” “Luck at First Sight,” and “Last Night,” the story of Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga’s reunion movie.

Asked if she intends to make one for Kim, Bela quickly said, “Actually mayroon na. Ipapabasa ko nga sa kanya. At sana magustuhan niya.”
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