Who is Flor de Liza? Wenn Deramas explains

By Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Nov 03 2014 06:16 PM | Updated as of Nov 04 2014 02:19 PM

Wenn Deramas, Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin pose for a photo during the press conference for the upcoming series "Flor de Liza." Photo by Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNnews.com

MANILA -- Director Wenn V. Deramas clarified that the upcoming series "Flor de Liza" has nothing to do with 1981 film with the same title starring Janice de Belen and Julie Vega.

"Flor de Liza" is the comeback TV project of the popular love team Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal on ABS-CBN.

"Ito ay istorya ng dalawang bata at dalawang nanay. Si Jolina dito ay Florida si Desiree del Valle dito ay si Elizabeth at ang mga anak nila ay sila Flor at si Liza," Deramas said in a pocket press conference on Monday.

"Dati kasi may 'Flor de Luna' si Janice de Belen at 'Anna Liza' si Julie Vega at nagkaroon sila ng pelikula nung early '80s. 'Yung title lang talaga na Flor de Liza ang nagkapareho. Pinaghiwalay pa namin, dati one word 'yan sa pelikula. 'Yung istorya walang kinalaman sa pelikula," the director added.

The child stars who will be part of the new soap are Rhed Bustamante (Liza), who played the character of Maria in Deramas' horror film "Maria Leonora Teresa"; and Ashley Sarmiento (Flor), who played the young Dyesebel in the Anne Curtis' fantaserye "Dyesebel."

Also part of the series are Atak, Joey Paras, Lemuel Pelayo, Tetchie Agbayani, Elizabeth Oropesa, Juan Rodrigo, Eduard Mendez and Carlo Aquino.

Deramas, who was also behind Magdangal's last film as ABS-CBN star, "Kung Ikaw Ay Isang Panaginip," in 2002, said he never thought that he would eventually get to direct the actress again.

"Akala nila na pre-meditated ang lahat kasi nag-post ako sa Instagram kung gaano ko nami-miss si Jolens kasi napanood ko ang huli naming pelikula 'Kung Ikaw Ay Isang Panaginip,' tahasan kong sinasabi na kahit pangatlo kong pelikula 'yon, eh isa 'yon talaga sa paborito kong isinulat at dinirek," Deramas said.

"Sabi ko nami-miss ko 'yung Jolina kasi sobrang sikat, wala kang reklamong maririnig, maaga sa set napaka-professional. So nami-miss ko 'yung habang ginagawa namin 'yun pala papunta na kami doon. Tapos nagmo-'Moron' kami ni Marvin, so ang ganda-ganda na parang nakialam ang universe sa pagsasama-sama naming tatlo," he added.