|Veteran actress Pilar Pilapil. File photo
MANILA, Philippines -- Veteran actress Pilar Pilapil is pleasantly surprised that she gets to work again right after her last project, "Ina, Kapatid, Anak," which ended its run last June 14.
Pilapil serves as the replacement of fellow veteran actress Amalia Fuentes in the upcoming ABS-CBN soap "Muling Buksan ang Puso," after the latter resigned from the project.
"Muling Buksan ang Puso" is topbilled by young stars Julia Montes, Enrique Gil and Enchong Dee, who was also included in the "Ina, Kapatid, Anak" cast.
"Well, I was surprised because I was supposed to rest after 'Ina, Kapatid, Anak," said Pilapil, referring to the top-rating series starred by Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador.
Joining Pilapil in "Muling Buksan ang Puso" is another veteran actress, Susan Roces.
Roces expressed her excitement over working with Pilapil for the first time. "Oh, this is the first for Pilar and me. Sa hinaba-haba ng pagiging artista ko, ngayon ko lang makakasama si Pilar," she said.
Also part of the cast are Cherie Gil, Dante Rivero, Agot Isidro, Dominic Ochoa and Jestoni Alarcon.