Maricel Soriano will no longer be part of the TV series “Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin” starring Gerald Anderson, that was the ABS-CBN’s statement on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, the management has released its newest statement regarding the issue.
“Star Magic has the utmost confidence not only in Gerald Anderson’s exceptional ability as an actor, but also in his unassailable personal character and professional behavior. The incidents that led to the removal of Maricel from Gerald’s latest TV series were not provoked or instigated by Gerald in any manner.”
According to reports, Maricel shouted at the teleserye’s lead actor Gerald Anderson on the set.
ABS-CBN Corporate Communications Head Bong Osorio’s statement, however, did not specify the reason for the network decision.
It reads, “Due to the unfortunate incident between Gerald Anderson and Maricel Soriano that transpired on the first taping day of “Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin,” the ABS-CBN management and the management of Maricel Soriano have agreed that Maricel will no longer be part of the cast. The teleserye starring Gerald Anderson will proceed as scheduled.”
As for who will play the role originally meant for Maricel, Osorio promised that his office will make the “proper announcement when the choice is made.”
“Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin” also stars Cristine Reyes and Rayver Cruz.