Julia Montes gets first title role in 'Doble Kara'

Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Aug 17 2015 05:48 PM | Updated as of Aug 18 2015 01:48 AM

The cast of the upcoming series "Doble Kara" led by Julia Montes.

MANILA - Actress Julia Montes gets her biggest and most challenging part to date -- and her first title role at that -- in the upcoming series "Doble Kara," where she plays the twin roles of Sarah and Kara.

Under the direction of Manny Palo and Jon Villarin, the afternoon series, which is set to premiere next week, tells the story of twin sisters who grew up in a poor but happy family. But when Kara was diagnosed with leukemia, their mother (Mylene Dizon) was forced to give her up.

Joining Montes in "Doble Kara" are Carmina Villarroel, Ariel Rivera, Gloria Sevilla, John Lapus, Allen Dizon, Alora Sasam and her two leading men Anjo Damiles and Edgar Allan Guzman.

Montes, whose past teleseryes include “Walang Hanggan,” “Muling Buksan Ang Puso,” and “Ikaw Lamang,” admitted that the roles that she has been getting have all been challenging.

“Sa dami ng mga role na nagampanan ko na hindi para sa edad ko, masasabi ko talaga ngayon na ito ang pinaka-challenging na proyekto na ibingay sa akin. Dahil hindi lang puso at isip ang kailangang ibigay ko dito kundi pati na rin ang buong pagkatao ko,” she said on Monday at a press conference for "Doble Kara," which will debut on Monday, August 24, after "Flordeliza."

But she quickly added: "Lahat po ng work ay walang madali. Sa part ko po swerte lang po siguro ako na hindi ako napi-pressure. Ang dami-daming talented, hindi lang po kami. Ang dami dami po talaga at 'yung thought lang na mabigyan kami ng project, sobra-sobra na po."

That's why, in a way, Montes said she doesn't mind not having a regular love team because that's one thing less to worry about.

"Wala po akong iniisip na baka masaktan ko 'yung isa," she said. "Siguro mas pressure lang sa akin at sa project. Swerte po ako doon sa factor na hindi ko kailangang isipin 'yung love team," Montes said.

"Happy po ako doon at kumportable po ako doon."