The matriarch of the Eigenmann showbiz clan is back!
The mom of seasoned, award-winning actors Michael de Mesa, Cherie Gil, and the late Mark Gil, is set to make her monumental television return after 14 years in Ngayon at Kailanman, which also headlines the first pairing of Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto in a teleserye.
Rosemarie last appeared in the 2004 Kapamilya drama Hiram opposite Kris Aquino, Dina Bonnevie, Heart Evangelista, Anne Curtis and grandson Geoff Eigenmann, wherein she played the antagonist Donya Carolina.
Three years before that, she played a pivotal role in the teleserye Sa Puso Ko, Iingatan Ka with lead stars Judy Ann Santos and Piolo Pascual. She portrayed Emilia, the mother of Piolo’s character Jordan.
Rosemarie is truly a legend in Philippine entertainment, spanning 60 years. Her debut film was the title role in the film “Sta. Rita De Casia (Patrona Ng Imposible)” in 1958. Among her other notable projects included “Night of the Cobra Woman” in 1972, “Florinda” in 1973 and her unforgettable performance in the 1977 Celso Ad Castillo film “Burlesk Queen” as Virgie that earned her a Best Supporting Actress plum in that year’s Metro Manila Film Festival.
Rosemarie is then well-remembered for her role in Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion’s first film together in 1981, “Dear Heart,” as Sylvia, the mother of Gabby’s character Jimmy. She scored a FAMAS nomination for that role.
She also starred in other iconic films through the years like “Bagets,” “Pati Ba Pintig Ng Puso,” “Maging Sino Ka Man,” “Hiram Na Mukha,” “Kapantay Ay Langit,” “Wansapanatym The Movie,” “Pagdating Ng Panahon,” “Magkapatid,” and “Pangarap Ko Ang Ibigin Ka,” among other appearances in film and TV.
This year, the one and only Rosemarie Gil will give us a dose of her feistiness as Doña Carmen Cortes in Ngayon at Kailanman.