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Maricel Soriano is happy to be reunited with William Martinez
By Manila P. Santos
During the promo pictorial for the upcoming series Florinda, Diamond Star Maricel Soriano sat down with the media to talk about the show and her working relationship with the cast, which includes her former onscreen partner William Martinez. The veteran actress shares that even though a lot has changed in both their lives over the years, they still share the same rapport that they’ve had as a love team. “Masaya ako. Iba na ang mga pinag-kuwe-kuwentuhan namin ngayon. Ang mga anak namin na usapan namin. Kasi ang mga anak niya halos puro girls, ang mga anak ko puro boys,” she candidly shares. Maricel says that they enjoy exchanging parenting stories so much that they even do it in between takes. “Kaya pag sinabi na ng director na “Cut!” usap na kagad kami tungkol sa mga anak namin,” she adds.
Although they were considered Regal Film’s most popular love team in the 80’s, Maricel and William went on to pursue separate projects for more than a decade. It was only until now that the former Regal Babies have been reunited in a project again. But despite this, Maricel says she still feels at home working with William, whom she still affectionately calls “Kulet.” “Para sa akin, feeling ko relaxed lang kami palagi,” Maricel admits. William, is playing the role of a police detective who harbors feelings for Florinda. Although fans of their former love team might miss their lovable onscreen squabbles in Florinda, Maricel is quick to assure the fans that the dramatic storyline will be more than make up for it. "Iba kasi yung story. May makikita kang light moments ni William. Pero hindi mo makikita si William Martinez. Ang makikita mo yung character niya talaga,” she stresses.
Florinda is the third and concluding chapter of Sineserye Presents: The Susan Roces Cinema Collection. Other cast members include Jay Manalo, Cherry Pie Picache, Roxanne Guinoo, Zanjoe Marudo and Nikki Gil. Keep logging on to www.showbiztop.blogspot.com for more updates and features on Florinda.