Showcasing family and sisterhood in ‘Las Hermanas’


An intriguing tale of family and sisterhood unfolds in GMA afternoon block new offering, Las Hermanas, which debuted yesterday, October 25. It airs weekdays after Eat Bulaga. Yasmien Kurdi, Thea Tolentino and Faith Da Silva lead the series as the Manansala sisters Dorothy, Minnie, and Scarlet, respectively.

On her character, Yasmien says: “Matapang ’yung character ni Dorothy. Siya ’yung magba-balanse sa dalawang sisters niya para buo kami. Hindi niya hahayaan na magkawatak-watak sila. Siya ’yung responsable, siya ’yung ate, siya ‘yung laging naga-advise, siya ’yung laging uma-alalay at tumatayong magulang para sa mga kapatid niya.”

“I am most proud of how all of us worked together,” Thea says. “Walang nagsapawan ng eksena, lahat nagbibigayan at kapag sa times na hirap kami, nasusuportahan namin ang isa’t isa. Hindi lang sa aming mga kasamang actor, kundi pati na rin sa mga direktor at mga staff.”

“I feel grateful for the trust they have given me with this amazing project,” says Faith. “For sure, I got really pressured especially dahil lahat ng coactors ko ay mga batikan at award-winning. And this is my first lead show, so the pressure was really there but I just did my part. I’m just really grateful na on or off-screen, iba ’yung relationship namin nina Thea and Yasmien and I felt that I gained new sisters.”

Dorothy, Minnie and Scarlet’s lives are turned upside down when their father dies and leaves their family bankrupt. From their ostentatious and glamorous home, they have to move to a fishing village in the province with their mother. But another scandal ravages their family when their mother is suddenly arrested for several counts of estafa.

Lost and still grieving, the three sisters will try to take matters into their own hands. But their personalities and dreams clash and one unfortunate incident follows another. Suddenly, sacrifices have to be made and not all of them are willing to make it. When worse comes to worst, can Dorothy, Minnie and Scarlet prove that blood is indeed thicker than water?

Las Hermanas is made more exciting by the GMA comeback of Albert Martinez as Lorenzo Ilustre, the charming, self-made businessman who will captivate the heart of Scarlet and be the root of the sisters’ falling out.

“My takeaway from the series is: respect women. You can’t possess them and turn them into how you want them to be. You have to accept them the way they are and not create a mold for them because that will never work. In a relationship, there should be two-way traffic all the time. One should understand the other, and one should understand the individuality of each partner,” says Albert.

Also in the cast are Jason Abalos, Jennica Garcia, Lucho Ayala, Madeleine Nicolas and Melissa Mendez. In special roles in the series are Rita Avila and Leandro Baldemor. Completing the cast are Rubi Rubi, Robert Ortega, Orlando Sol and Coleen Paz.

The series is under the supervision of the GMA Entertainment Group headed by SVP for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable and FVP for Drama Redgie A. Magno. Monti Puno Parungao directs, with Patrick Ferrer as associate director.

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