After 'Dyesebel,' Anne flies to Australia for break


Posted at Jul 23 2014 12:47 PM | Updated as of Jul 23 2014 08:47 PM

MANILA -- After her hit fantasy series "Dyesebel" ended its run last Friday, lead actress Anne Curtis is now taking a short break in Melbourne, Australia.

In her official Instagram account, Curtis posted photos of her with her family in Australia.

"On my way back home to Melbourne for some rest and family time. So excited for my little vacation. See you soon," Curtis posted last Saturday.

In the final episode of "Dyesebel," the titular mermaid sought to finally end the war between her people and those on land by seeking dialogue with the human government.

As the final scenes aired last Friday night, viewers of "Dyesebel" took to Twitter to air their reactions. Even before the credits rolled, "#DyesebelPagtataposNgKabanata" already ranked among local and worldwide trending topics on the micro-blogging site.

The strong buzz surrounding the series online -- thanks in part to Curtis' army of followers that numbered 6.68 million, as of writing -- was also reflected in its viewership over the last four months since its March premiere.

In June, "Dyesebel" averaged a national TV rating of 31%, according to multi-national market research group Kantar Media, making it the No. 1 scripted series in the Philippines for the month. Overall, it only ranked second to the reality singing competition "The Voice Kids," which registered 35.6% in average nationwide ratings.

"Dyesebel" was also consistently the No. 1 show in its time slot.

For Curtis, it was a "bittersweet goodbye" when she had her final taping day for the series last Thursday.

"Up until the last day it was a hard series to film but working with an amazing team, from cast, staff, crew and directors made it so much easier. Love you guys and I will miss you heaps! It was a pleasure working with all of you!" Curtis said.