“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa Kadenang Ginto kasi kahit hindi po ako nakakaiyak hindi po nila ko pinapatay,” Nikko Natividad joked. He feels lucky to be part of a project that Kapamilyas everywhere love and support so much. “Mas kinakamusta pa nung pamilya ko ‘yung mangyayari sa Kadenang Ginto kaysa sa akin,” he added.
From the many scenes that went viral to fans dressing up as Daniela for Halloween, there is no denying that Kadenang Ginto made an impact to its viewers. But how much did it affect its cast? While their lives on-screen are filled with drama, this entire journey has been nothing short of a blessing.
After her stint as a housemate on Pinoy Big Brother Otso, Criza Taa experienced bashing from netizens. So, when she landed a role on Kadenang Ginto as Roxanne, she felt saved. This was her chance to prove the haters wrong because acting is her passion, “I’m so, so happy na napatunayan ko sa kanila na kaya ko.”
On the other hand, Kat Galang, who is Bonita in the afternoon serye, did not dream about being an actress. Growing up in an island, she did not know anything about theater and acting. So, to be given an opportunity to appear on television was an honor.
Arnold Reyes, who plays Bernard in the hit teleserye, feels like this teleserye was a gift because it made his father happy. “Simula nung nawala ‘yung mommy ko, ang ginagawa na lang nya inaabangan na lang n’ya tuwing kailan ako mapapanood sa TV,” he shared.
Adrian Lindayag, aka Neil in Kadenang Ginto, learned and grew so much, “Parang na-stretch ‘yung mga kakayahan ko.” There were times when he was not sure what to do in a scene, but his co-stars were always there to help him.
After spending a year together, Kim Molina, who takes on the role of Daniela’s sidekick Savana, knows that this whole journey will forever have a place in their hearts.
The afternoon drama has also been a life-changing opportunity for the Gold Squad. This is the biggest thing that has happened to Kyle Echarri and the others can relate. Cassie is Francine Diaz’s first lead role and every moment has been filled with happiness. After PBB Otso, Kadenang Ginto is Seth Fedelin’s first teleserye and it improved his and his family’s life, “Sobrang dami kong natulungan kaya hindi ko makakalimutan ko.”
As for Andrea Brillantes, who has been in the industry longer, this project was an answered prayer. As the breadwinner of her family, she felt pressured the need to work and provide. Now, her dream house is almost complete, and she has matured, “Parang medyo dito po ko nagdalaga.”
“Sa totoo lang, Kadenang Ginto is my make it or break it teleserye,” Beauty Gonzalez revealed. Portraying Romina finally allowed her to prove to everyone that she deserves a place in the industry. “Ngayon, masasabi ko na artista na ko,” she stated. More importantly, she wants to set an example to her daughter. You can be a mother and wife, and still pursue your personal dream. “Kahit may asawa ka na, may anak ka na, kaya mo pakita sa kanilang lahat na kaya mo pa rin magpakilig, magpaiyak, lumaban,” she declared.
“Sobrang na-bless po kaming lahat dito. Hindi lang po ng mga blessings outside of Kadenang Ginto but also as a family,” Dimples Romana summed up what this teleserye means to them.