Walang Hanggan star Dawn Zulueta confirms on a taped interview on The Buzz last Sunday that her camp is in talks with ABS-CBN regarding a role in the upcoming drama series, Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin. The role was originally conceptualized as Maricel Soriano’s comeback vehicle to the Kapamilya Network.
However, a controversial incident during a taping of the series, which involved the Diamond Star and her co-star Gerald Anderson, led to the veteran actress’ eventual removal from the cast.
After news that Soriano was taken out of the project’s cast list, Zulueta’s name immediately came up as a possible replacement. During The Buzz interview, Zulueta confirms that producers of the series and her camp, particularly her business manager Boy Abunda, are in talks to take the role Soriano was supposed to portray. The beautiful actress says she is very interested with the role and is leaning towards accepting it but is still waiting for Abunda and network executives to finish negotiations before they can make the final decision.
“It’s a wonderful story and a wonderful cast. ‘Yung likelihood na tatanggapin ko ito is pretty high but it’s still pending nga sa mga usap-usapan nila, ni Boy Abunda at saka ng executives. Sa Lunes talaga pa namin ‘yan ma-co-confirm,” Zulueta explained.
Aside from Anderson, other members of the cast include Cristine Reyes, Dina Binnevie, Tonton Gutierrez and Diana Zubiri.
Meanwhile, Soriano remains quiet after news of her exclusion from her very own comeback project in the Kapamilya network broke out. Her camp is asking the public for more understanding as the veteran actress is still going through personal issues, including depression, after the death of her mother in 2009. Soriano signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN in November 2012. Aside from Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin, two movies are also lined up for the Diamond Star as part of her ABS-CBN contract. The fates of these projects are still unclear.