Kapuso leading lady Jennylyn Mercado has officially been announced to portray the lead character of Dr. Maxine Dela Cruz in the Pinoy adaptation of the hit Korean series ‘Descendants of the Sun’.
In a report by GMA News, Jennylyn who will be Dingdong Dantes’ leading lady expressed her joy for being offered the role originally played by Korean actress Song Hye Kyo.
Jennylyn said: “Happy ako dahil isang napakalaking blessing and opportunity ito para sa akin kahit na isang linggo o dalawang linggo pa lang natatapos ang Love You Two at StarStruck.”
“Excited ako na medyo may pressure kasi, siyempre, kung hindi ko man malampasan at least dapat mapantayan ko man lang ‘yung expectation ng viewers at mga supporters ng Descendants of the Sun,” Jennylyn added.
Jennylyn has to undergo training with the guidance of AFP Health Service Command’s Cpt. Sherwin Sarmiento MC to portray the role of the female doctor effectively
She shared: “Kailangan correct ‘yung movements [para malaman] kung ano ba ang ginagawa ng isang doctor, kung paano ba mag-assist, kung paano ba i-handle ang isang emergency. Kasi, hindi naman pwedeng nagpa-panic ka rin.
“Kailangan may presence of mind ka at alam mo kung ano ang ginagawa mo, at dapat tama ang hawak mo sa lahat ng mga gamit. Mahirap na kasi, siyempre, ‘pag pinanood ng mga tao tapos may nakapanood na expert, mahirap magkamali.”
Apart from Jennylyn and Dingdong, Kapuso stars Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Rocco Nacino, Lucho Ayala, Jon Lucas, Prince Clemente, and Paul Salas will also be part of the upcoming Kapuso series.
(Photo source: Instagram – @mercadojenny/ @kapusoprgirl)