Dawn in talks to replace Maricel in series


Posted at Jan 27 2013 07:17 PM | Updated as of Jan 29 2013 12:10 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Dawn Zulueta confirmed that she is in talks to take over the role of Maricel Soriano in the upcoming drama series, “Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin.”

Dawn Zulueta
Zulueta said the producers of the new ABS-CBN series had already sent her the storyline.

“At nagustuhan ko rin (ang story),” she said in an exclusive interview with “The Buzz” that aired on Sunday. “Right now ang nangyayari ay naguusap ang business manager ko na si Boy Abunda, at saka ang ABS-CBN at malalaman natin sa Lunes kung ano ang desisyon.”

Last week, reports on Soriano's alleged outburst on the set of the upcoming drama series circulated online. The 47-year-old actress allegedly lost her temper over co-star Gerald Anderson's numerous takes in filming a scene.

Soriano's management and that of ABS-CBN's -- which produces the TV series -- have since decided to exclude the Diamond Star from the cast.

Star Magic, ABS-CBN's talent management arm, however, backed Anderson's “unassailable personal character and professional behavior,” following the alleged incident.

Zulueta admitted to “The Buzz” that she is leaning towards accepting the project.

“It’s a wonderful story and a wonderful cast. 'Yung likelihood na tatanggapin ko ito is pretty high but it’s still pending nga sa mga usap-usapan nila, ni Boy Abunda at saka ng executives. Sa Lunes talaga pa namin ‘yan ma-co-confirm,” she said.