Gorgeous and badass, Julia Montes proves she’s a rare breed of leading lady by joiningFPJ’s Ang Probinsyano wherein she takes on adrenaline-pumping stunts as the ‘astig’ assassin Mara. Check out how she steals the scene with her combat ability via this Kapamilya Toplist from FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
Mara seemed quiet and soft in the beginning, happy with dreaming big and working in her parents’ piece of farmland. But an act of injustice and bloodshed suddenly awakened her dauntless spirit. She was given a mission to kill Don Ignacio (Tommy Abuel), the old businessman who violently evicted the group of farmers from their lands.
Mara, as the daughter of the group’s leader, Armando (John Estrada), tends to be one of the most dangerous in the room. She’s always on the front line during big battles such as when they infiltrated the mansion of Don Ignacio’s business partner. Mara and Lucas (Joseph Marco) attacked in tandem. He controlled the motorcycle while she rode and shot the enemies behind.
Mara’s beauty is dripping with lethal charisma, and that’s a bonus treat while watching her intense performance in gunfights, combat, and chase scenes. One of her most enthralling scenes so far is the plotted assassination at a hotel in Ilocos where Don Ignacio, the target, was supposed to attend an art exhibit.
Carrying out the toughest task, Mara moved fast to capture Don Ignacio, killing anyone who tried to block her way. She fired bullets, threw deadly punches, and engaged in a female brawl with the head of Don Ignacio’s security team, Thalia (Marela Torre).
The target almost slipped if it weren’t for Mara’s sharp thinking. She has not just the looks and physical skills but the brains as well. She uses every bit of her spy instinct. She caught Don Ignacio praying in his car and then took him as a hostage so they could escape from the cops encircling them.
While hiding at the exhibit venue, Mara’s faction encountered Cardo (Coco Martin) and the Task Force Agila. Tension was in the air at first until Armando played his card wisely by joining forces with the Agilas. In the middle of the hostage-taking scene, Don Ignacio managed to steal a gun and shot Lolita (Rosanna Roces) on the shoulder. Mara rushed to end Don Ignacio’s life.
The pursuit of revenge is done. Now it’s time to start anew, Mara thought. But it seems the intense action is not yet over, so we’re seeing more of her stone-cold gunfight and combat abilities, matched with her killer stares, in the coming episodes.
Watch Julia as the fearless Mara in the long-running action-drama series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, weeknights, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.