MANILA – The first episode for 2015 of television drama series “Maalaala Mo Kaya” will showcase teen idol Kathryn Bernardo taking on the role of a dutiful and devoted daughter seeing to the needs of her ailing parents.
The episode, which airs on January 3, 2015m is directed by Mae Cruz-Alviar. It also stars Smokey Manaloto and Assunta de Rossi.
In the year-opener of the TV drama series, Bernardo portrays a young daughter caring for her mother, afflicted with cancer, and her father, a stroke victim. Perhaps the most dramatic part of the role is when Bernardo breaks down in a confrontation with Manaloto.
The former child star, now teen-actress – who has been given the title “Teen Queen” of the local showbiz scene – revealed that she is she is gradually moving from cutesy romantic comedies to more mature roles on television and the big screen.