Gretchen Barretto makes a comeback on MMK

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 09 2010 03:10 PM | Updated as of Apr 09 2010 11:57 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Socialite-actress Gretchen Barretto is set to appear on the longest running drama anthology on Philippine TV, "Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK)."

In an interview, Gretchen said MMK had given her an opportunity to showcase her talent as an actress.

"La Greta" got her first acting award from PMPC’s Star Awards for Television last year for portraying the role of a mistress in an MMK episode with veteran actor Tirso Cruz III.

“Hanggang ngayon, I am very thankful to MMK as the show gave me an opportunity to show what I've got,” Gretchen shared.

On Saturday, Gretchen will give life to another controversial character, Maria, a widow who falls in love with a newly transferred parish priest portrayed by actor-concert producer Jomari Yllana.

Their peculiar relationship ends in marriage. Against all odds, she fights for her love and her children.

She thinks that a perfect life awaits them after moving to a new place, but circumstances lead her to suffer the life of a pariah under the intense scrutiny of her community.

Will she able to survive the condemnation? Will love be enough for her and her children?

Watch La Greta's acting prowess as she performs anew on MMK after "Pilipinas Got Talent" on ABS-CBN.