Jessy Mendiola in a scene from the August 30 episode of 'Maalaala Mo Kaya.' ABS-CBN
MANILA - After going sexy as the titular character in "Maria Mercedes," Jessy Mendiola will portray, for the first time, a nun in an upcoming episode of "Maalaala Mo Kaya."
In the August 30 episode of the long-running drama anthology, Mendiola will portray Marie, a young nun who crosses paths anew with Nick, the only man she fell in love with despite setting her mind to entering a monastery.
Portraying Nick is independent film actor Edgar Allan Guzman. They will be joined in the episode by Vangie Martelle, Karen Dematera, Alex Diaz, AJ Muhlach, Lemuel Pelayo, Lloyd Samartino, Chienna Filomena, and Kristel Fulgar.
The episode is under the direction of Garry Fernardo.
"Maalaala Mo Kaya's" Saturday telecast will mark Mendiola's return to acting after half a year. "Maria Mercedes," her last starring role, concluded in January.