Maricel out of 'Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin'


Posted at Jan 21 2013 07:53 PM | Updated as of Jan 22 2013 04:05 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Veteran actress Maricel Soriano will no longer be part of the upcoming ABS-CBN series “Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin.”

Veteran actress Maricel Soriano

This was announced on Monday by ABS-CBN Head of Corporate Communications Bong Osorio.

“Due to the unfortunate incident between Gerald Anderson and Maricel Soriano that transpired on the first taping day of ‘Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin,’ the ABS-CBN management and the management of Maricel Soriano have agreed that Maricel will no longer be part of the cast,” he said.

Osorio, however, stressed that the series starring Anderson will still proceed as scheduled.

Prior to Monday's statement, it was rumored that Soriano blew her top when she and Anderson were doing a scene together last week.

According to a report published on the Philippine Entertainment Portal, Anderson was reportedly having a hard time with his line and this allegedly irritated Soriano, causing her to shout at the actor before walking out of the set.

Anderson allegedly tried to talk to Soriano but he was not able to appease the veteran actress.

Aside from Anderson and Soriano, the upcoming series on the Kapamilya network will also feature Cristine Reyes, Rayver Cruz and Diana Zubiri.