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‘Mulawin Vs. Ravena’ about to take flight

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The success of “Encantadia” has given wings to a new fantasy series – “Mulawin Vs. Ravena.”

(From left): Bianca Umali as Lawiswis, Derrick Monasterio as Almiro, Kiko Estrada as Rafael and Miguel Tanfelix as Pagaspas /mb.com.ph

(From left): Bianca Umali as Lawiswis, Derrick Monasterio as Almiro, Kiko Estrada as Rafael and Miguel Tanfelix as Pagaspas

The characters on the show were introduced to the public recently via “Encantadia’s” thanksgiving event at Enchanted Kingdom. They included those played by Bianca Umali, Miguel Tanfelix, Derrick Monasterio, and Kiko Estrada.

According to Bianca, it’s been her dream to be part of the series being an avid viewer of the original “Mulawin” series as a kid.

“Sinusubaybayan ko talaga ’to dati,” she said. “Katuparan po ng pangarap ko ’to, finally. Sobrang excited na po ako kasi sobrang lapit na po namin i-ere.”

Bianca is Lawiswis on the show.

“Bata pa lang ako talagang naging wish ko na sana ma-feel ko kung paano sila pinapalipad,” she added. “Ginagawa ko pa po nu’n, sa arm rest ng sofa pumapatong pa po ako du’n para kunyare lumilipad ako.”

She hopes to give justice to her role, maintaining, “Iba po talaga ’yung commitment ko para sa character ko dito. Lahat ng pwede kong gawin para ma-impove ’yung character ko ay ginagawa ko. Ngayon ay focus po ako sa ’pag wo-work out para ma kundisyon ’yung katawan ko.”

The 17-year-old is happy her love team partner Miguel is also part of the show as Pagaspas.

Miguel said, “Isang Mulawin ako dito originally pero may mangyayari na pwede siyang magbago. Ayoko pong i-ispoil pero sobrang dami pong twist na kailangan abangan dito sa series.”

As for Derrick, he plays Almiro, the son of Alwina and Aguiluz, heroes of the “Mulawin” series.

“Magkakaroon kami ng conflict ng character ni Miguel dito dahil sa love,” he hinted.

He is paired with Bea Binene on the show.

“Happy ako kasi hindi na namin kailangan mag-adjust para sa bagong loveteam. I mean marami na kaming pinagsamahan,” he said.

Kiko plays Rafael, a human.

He said, “Noong nalaman ko nu’ng January na kasama ako sa cast, nag-bakasyon muna ako at naghanda. Nagpalaki ako talaga ng katawan kasi I want to invest a lot into this.

“I like that ’yung ‘Mulawin Vs. Ravena’ hindi lang action and fantasy, may drama din. It’s jampacked with a lot of things that will help me improve as an actor.”

“Mulawin Vs. Ravena” also stars Dennis Trillo, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Carla Abellana, and Lovi Poe. The series is directed by Don Michael Perez and Dominic Zapata, the same team who developed the original series.The pilot episode airs on May 22.

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