Afternoons will never be the same again as GMA rolls out Contessa, an enthralling story of a woman seeking justice beginning March 19 right after Eat Bulaga.
Fresh off her role as Pirena of Enkantadia, multi-talented Kapuso actress Glaiza De Castro headlines the new program as Contessa/Beatrice “Bea” Resureccion and she feels grateful that she was chosen for the coveted role.
“Sobrang honoured ako. The role itself is challenging at napakalaking responsibility niya. It just means na ganun kalaki ang tiwala sa akin ng GMA and na-appreciate ko na binibigyan nila ako ng important projects that will enhance my skills as an actor,” she said at a press conference at the New Asia Restaurant Davao before the GMA Kapuso Mall Show at the Gaisano Mall of Tagum.
After being accused and imprisoned for a crime she did not commit, Bea is determined to seek revenge on those who took everything and everyone she loved away from her. Witness her redemption and thirst for justice as she rises from the ground—stronger than ever—and claims a new identity as Contessa.
Playing very important roles in the series are Contessa’s leading men: Geoff Eigenmann as Gabriel Caballero, a self-made man and a successful OFW who returns to the country when his brother, Marco, gets murdered; Jak Roberto as Santiago “Jong” Generoso, Jr., Bea’s closest and most reliable friend. Secretly, he is in love with her and hopes that she will love him back.
Jak, who was also part of the mall show at Tagum shares that it is his first serious role after his stints in rom-coms and teen shows. “My role here is more serious than what I played before and to work together with many of the stars whom I look up to when I was much younger, it was a dream come true.”
Adding star power to this series are Gabby Eigenmann as Vito Imperial, a powerful and influential man with illegal business activities; Lauren Young as Daniella Imperial, the self-entitled, sophisticated head of Empire Publishing Group; and portraying a very special role is Mark Herras as Marco Caballero, a handsome and intelligent writer who is the long-time boyfriend of Bea.
Contessa also features two of the industry’s seasoned and respected actresses: Chanda Romero as Charito Castillo-Imperial, the manipulative mother of Daniella and Vito; and Tetchie Agbayani as Guada Venganza, a mysterious and rich prisoner whom Bea meets in jail.
The much-awaited premier of Contessa is on March 19 non GMA Afternoon Prime after Eat Bulaga.