Jessy Mendiola is the fourth Pinay Actress who will reprise another popular character role of none other than Thalia via Pinoy version of Maria Mercedes this time.
Fresh from the success of her hot afternoon drama series Paraiso together with her “special friend” Matteo Guidicelli, Jessy is soon to appear as a sexy, daring but innocent woman in ABS-CBN‘s upcoming adaptation of Maria Mercedes which was originally offered to Andi Eigenmann.
The model turned actress took her very first big break in pre-primetime series Sabel. But prior to that, Jessy was spotted with potential of becoming a good and popular actress in Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo as the girlfriend of Coco Martin. Jessy also delivered a serious acting in award-winning series Budoy opposite Gerald Anderson.
The Pinay Maria Mercedes will join the league of Marian Rivera (MariMar), Carla Abellana (Rosalinda) and Erich Gonzales (Maria La Del Barrio) who all reprise Thalia’s character role dramas before.
Hunk actor Jake Cuenca was chosen to be her leading men. Maria Mercedes was the first of the “Marias” telenovela trilogy, being followed by María la del barrio and Marimar. The said series tells the story of a poor young girl tasked with taking care of her siblings by peddling lottery tickets in the streets. She then agrees to marry an immensely rich man who is terminally ill and later meet the man of her life.
Jessy was also reported to have been cast in Judy Ann Santos’ comeback series and was rumored to portray Darna as well. She’s in demand!
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