- Dingdong and Jennylyn will pair up in the Philippine adaptation of the Korean hit “Descendants of the Sun”
- Marian Rivera approves of Jennylyn; saying she fits the role
- Marian assured fans that she will find a way to collaborate with her husband on a project next year
Kapuso Primetime King, Dingdong Dantes, stars as Big Boss in the latest Philippine adaptation of one of the biggest Korean television series “Descendants of the Sun” with the leading lady, Kapuso Ultimate Star, Jennylyn Mercado as Dr. Maxine. Marian Rivera who learned of it even before it was announced was asked on her reaction over her husband’s onscreen love team and she was all thumbs up for her.
“Si Jen talaga bagay naman si Jen doon eh. Tsaka ang dami niya nang nagawa na mga Kore-Korean eh.”
This is going to be the first time that Dingdong and Jennylyn will work together as love team in a teleserye. They have worked together in Starstruck and Engkantadia in the past.
Dingdong was also excited over the project with Jen. “Sobrang happy at saka sobrang excited dahil alam ko sobrang galing ng pagganap ni Jen ng Dr. Kang ‘di ba? and I’m looking forward na ma-sho0
t na namin lahat ng mga scenes together.”
The cast has already started its army and medical workshops for the drama series. Dongyan fans have also been waiting for a couple project and Marian reassured them.
“Huwag silang mag-alala dahil gagawa kami ng paraan ni Dong na magkakasama kaming dalawa. Hindi man ngayon but next year sisiguraduhin namin magkakasama kaming dalawa.”
In fact, fans have been wishing that the wife will be the actor’s onscreen partner when he announced the soap opera. However, Marian has just given birth and is still focusing herself on taking care of their two children.
“Malabong mangyari. Nasa preparation stage na kami sa teleserye. Noon kay Zia, umabot ng two years bago siya nakapagsimula ng kanyang Super Ma’am. Ngayon, dalawa na ang anak namin, na aalagaan niya. Hands on siya kasi sa pag-aalaga ng mga anak namin, ” Dong said in an interview.
“Descendants of the Sun” is a Korean television hit series originally played by Song Hye-kyo as Dr. Kang and Song Jong-ki as Big Boss. The love team turned into a real-life couple but later got divorced barely two years from their wedding due to differences in personalities.