Maricel Soriano reunites with William Martinez on 'Florinda'


Posted at Jul 17 2008 05:21 PM | Updated as of Jul 18 2008 01:21 AM

Veteran actress Maricel Soriano said that she and her former on screen partner William Martinez will be reunited for ABS-CBN's television project "Florinda."

The horror program "Florinda" is the third and final installment of "Sineserye Presents: The Susan Roces Collection."

Soriano explained that they will see a different Soriano-Martinez tandem since they will be portraying serious roles for the series.

Soriano and Martinez were known for their "kulitan" moments during the 80s. Her tandem with Martinez started via the 1981 film "Oh My Mama."

They were a well-loved tandem during the 80s especially in the genre of comedy.

Dubbed as the Diamond Star of Philippine showbiz, Soriano said that up to now she still likes to call Martinez by the nickname "Kulit."

She also said that she is really enjoying talking to Martinez again since they both love to discuss matters about their own children in between takes of "Florinda."

Soriano has two sons, Marron Soriano and Tien Soriano.

Maricel, or Maria Cecilia Dador Soriano in real life started her career at the young age of 6 through the movie "My Heart Belongs to Daddy."

She then ventured to television as "Shirley Puruntong" in the most successful and longest-running sitcom in Philippine television history "John and Marsha" with Comedy King Dolphy and the late actress Nida Blanca.

She was also known as 'Taray Queen' for her comedic antics. She reached full stardom as she was launched as one of the Regal Babies.

Soriano's last big screen project "A Love Story" was shown August of last year with actor Aga Muhlach and actress Angelica Panganiban.

With a report from Laila Chikadora, DZMM