The show was supposed to feature Marian Rivera playing Jade’s part. Seriously, I was stoked for this one because I know how great an actress Marian Rivera is. She did a great job with Marimar.
Seriously dude, she was the perfect Marimar. She can dance and she can go from innocent (Marimar) to badass (Bella Aldama). XD
Also, I loved her in her movie with Richard Gutierrez called “My Bestfriend’s Girlfriend”.
Dude, “My Bestfriend’s Girlfriend” is my favorite heterosexual romantic comedy movie EVER!
And well, I had fun watching her together with Ai Ai Delas Alas in the movie “Kung Fu Divas”.
Their tandem is undeniably hilarious.
But because of delicate pregnancy, Marian had to withdraw from the show. They had to find a quick replacement and that’s where Rhian Ramos was chosen to replace Marian.
Come to think of it, I thought that Marian Rivera is the only actress who can pull off such role (even if it’s her first time) because:
a.) Looks-wise, Marian Rivera is perfect. She’s pretty and she looks like an heiress.
b.) She’s a versatile actress. She can play bida (protagonist) and kontrabida (antagonist) roles and she’s one of the few actresses who excel and are effective in any kind of movie genre (comedy, drama, historical, horror, etc.). At least in my opinion, she is.
So yeah, even if it’s her first time to play a lesbian role, I bet she can pull it off!
As for Rhian Ramos, well, she’s one of GMA 7′s top-caliber stars. And she’s a badass race car driver too!
But with no preparation at all, it was uncertain whether she can pull off Jade’s character or not. I watched her interview online and there it was said that Rhian was offered the role on a Friday night. She was given the script on a Sunday and she started taping the show on a Monday. While her co-stars were already familiar with their characters already, Rhian was just getting to know who Jade is. I guess that’s the reason why Rhian did so well in portraying Jade. Jade is on the process of getting to know herself as well. And well, the moment Jade found herself (thank you, Althea), whoa, that’s when I saw Rhian’s acting level-up. Her passion, her acting’s intensity? It leveled-up. Her acting was so heartfelt that I can’t help but cry (almost, lol) whenever Jade and Althea are faced with the prospect of separation.
Really, she’s on a roll and I can’t help but wonder: “WHY DIDN’T GMA 7 CAST HER IN THIS SHOW IN THE FIRST PLACE?!” She is the perfect Jade. Jade is definitely her breakthrough role!
Seriously, look how hot she and Glaiza are. They already look like a hot lesbian couple. Their on-screen chemistry is <3 <3 <3. If they become a real-life couple (which is really impossible because both of them are straight, lol), then WHOA! That’d be really awesome, wouldn’t it? LOLz. XD
Rhian Ramos as Jade? BEST DECISION EVER!!!
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Do you think that casting in Rhian Ramos as Jade is the BEST DECISION EVER, as well? Why or why not? Who else do you have in mind as Jade?
Really unhappy with the casting decision for margo. She was my favourite character, and I loved how she wasn't conventionally attractive in the book. Hiring a model to play her probably isn't the best casting decision ever.
It is true: Cara doesn’t fit the physical of description of Margo. Would I have been happy if they cast someone who did match her appearance described in the book? Yes, I definitely would have.
However, I would be much more upset if they cast someone who looked like Margo but didn’t understand her character. Understanding the character’s personality/motives/etc. is 100x more important than a character’s physical appearance. And John himself said that Cara obviously understood Margo as a character when she auditioned.
I think further judgments of Cara’s acting and interpretation of Margo should wait until we see a trailer, maybe even until we see the movie.