Rio Locsin thrilled over ABS-CBN's adaptation of 'Kambal sa Uma'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 26 2009 05:37 PM | Updated as of Mar 27 2009 01:38 AM

Actress Rio Locsin shared his excitement with ABS-CBN's television adaptation of her 1978 hit movie "Kambal sa Uma (Twins on the Farm)."

In an interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com, Locsin shared her disbelief when a report reached her that the Kapamilya network wants to make an adaptation of her movie which was based from the Pinoy Komiks hit of the same title.

When the project was confirmed, the actress said that she was really happy and excited now that young ones of this generation will be able to see all the good values from her old movie's story.

"Hindi ko din alam pero kung tutuusin ay iba kasi may 'Darna,' may 'Ang Babaeng Ahas' pero walang taong daga and sa tagal ng panahon walang nagre-remake nito. So tingnan natin kung ano epekto nito sa kabataan ngayon, kasi ang daming values na gustong ipakita, tulad ng kabutihan laban sa kasamaan, 'yong pagpapalit ng character ng mga bata na sa tingin ko ay makakabuti na ipakita natin ang magandang values sa mga bata," Locsin said.

According to Locsin, the TV adaptation of her old film will have a lot of twists and additions.

"Sa original kasi ang nanay ko pagkapanganak sa akin namatay na, dito ay hindi ako mamatay mahihiwalay lang ang kambal 'yon ang journey ko 'yong paghahanap," Locsin.

Locsin, who is not a newbie in portraying a mother, said that she is also happy to be playing a mother for the shows’ lead stars - young actresses Melissa Ricks and Shaina Magdayao.

In the "Kambal sa Uma" movie, Locsin played the role of Ella (a half-human half-rat), the daughter of Milagros while in the TV series, Locsin will play the role of Milagros, the mother of Ella.

"Nakakatuwa din kasi, young generation ang gagawa. Ang gagaling ng mga artista at kino-consider nila ako. At least kinikilala nila ang nagawa ko. Hindi pala nakakalimutan at ngayon binabalik nila," she said.

Asked of what she can say with Ricks who will be doing her role bin the 1978 movie, Locsin replied: "Naku maghanda-handa sila. Magandang show ito pero kapag natapos namin ito makakabuti talaga sa kanila.”

“Kambal sa Uma” film was produced by SQ Film Productions under the direction of well-acclaimed director Joey Gosiengfiao. Aside from Locsin, the stars from the movie were Orestes Ojeda, Al Tantay, Julie Ann Fortich. Introducing then were showbiz siblings Dennis Roldan and Isabel Rivas.

ABS-CBN’s “Kambal sa Uma” is set to be an daily afternoon series. Other stars included in the cast are actors Bing Davao, Allan Paule, Nonie Buencamino, Valerie “Bangs” Garcia, Jordan Herrera, Matt Evans and Jason Abalos.

Watch for “Kambal sa Uma” this summer only on ABS-CBN.