WATCH: Zsa Zsa Padilla out for blood as new 'Wildflower' villain

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 20 2017 11:45 PM

She's been hounding Emilia (Aiko Melendez), threatening her with her life as payback for what she and her husband, Emilio (Tirso Cruz III), did to her parents when she was little. 

But it appears Lily Cruz (Maja Salvador) may have found herself biting off more than she can chew after the introduction of the intimidatingly named "Red Dragon," the mother of Emilia portrayed by the returning Zsa Zsa Padilla. 

The brand-new baddie was unveiled during Friday's episode of "Wildflower," capping off an action-packed week. Prior, the show drew praise for its well-choreographed parking-lot brawl between Salvador and a character played by Dawn Chang. 

According to the show, introducing the Red Dragon can only mean bad things for Lily as she prepares her revenge plot for the humiliation she made her daughter go through.

In an interview with Pep, Padilla explained her decision to accept the chance to be the show's next villain. 

"Ang maganda kasi 'pag nagko-kontrabida, they give you the liberty to change the dialogues, make it better, i-build yung character, it's really fun to play, hindi iyong iyak ka ng iyak," she reasoned. 

The last time Padilla appeared on ABS-CBN was in an episode of "Maalaala Mo Kaya" featuring the life of Pia Wurtzbach. Her last drama was "The Story of Us" in 2016.