ILOILO City – After their on-screen tandem in other network, Aiko Melendez is reunited with Wendell Ramos in GMA’s Afternoon Prime series “Prima Donnas” which premiered last Aug. 19.
Aiko said she was excited about working with Wendell again because of their on-screen chemistry.
“There’s a certain click in our partnership because ang tandem namin talaga iba…may kilig kahit wala kaming something. Meron kaming followers talaga following me and Wendell kaya excited akong maka work si Wendell,” said Aiko as she answered questions from Panay News through GMA’s Press Play.
Aiko, the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival and Gawad Pasado Awards 2019 Best Supporting Actress, plays the role of Kendra Fajardo while former Bubble Gang mainstay and hunk celebrity dad Wendell is Jaime Claveria.
According to Aiko, her role in the new series is different and she vowed to give her best to portray it well.
“Sa bawat role na pinaplay mo, dapat iba-iba ang atake mo otherwise yung mga viewers mo will get bored. Si Kendra kakaiba to sa mga roles I played dahil si Kendra maawa kayo at the same time maiinis kayo,” she told Panay News.
When asked what the viewers would expect from her role as Kendra, Aiko quipped, “Expect the worst of the worst and best of the best.”
Aside from Aiko and Wendell, the original drama is also headlined by one of the country’s best kontrabidas and excellent character actress Katrina Halili as Lilian Madreal; veteran and award-winning actress Ms. Chanda Romero as Lady Primarosa Claveria; basketball legend and well-loved comedian and actor Benjie Paras as Agaton; and fast-rising teen star Elijah Alejo as Brianna.
Under the helm of esteemed director and actress Gina Alajar, catch “Prima Donnas” after “Hanggang Sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko” on GMA Afternoon Prime.
Married couple Jaime (Wendell), the sole inheritor to the affluent Claveria Group of Companies and Maita (Glaiza) find it difficult to bear a child. The couple then hires Lilian (Katrina), the daughter of their most trusted house helper, to be the surrogate mother of their unborn offspring. Lilian accepts the proposal and later on gives birth to three beautiful girls named Donna Marie (Jillian Ward), kindhearted and driven; Donna Belle (Althea Ablan), ambitious and strong-willed; and Donna Lyn (Sofia Pablo), soft-spoken and the mediator between the two. Life takes an unexpected turn for the three Donnas when Kendra (Aiko), managing director of Claveria Group of Companies who has been eyeing Jaime and the Claveria fortune, will stop at nothing to get a hold of all of Claveria’s wealth and Jaime’s affection at the expense of the three young heiresses. Family secrets, grudging relatives, and an endless pursuit of their real identity – will the bond of the three Donnas remain strong amidst the many challenges’ life throws at them?/PN