As the provocative turn of events heat up in Precious Hearts Romances Presents Los Bastardos, let’s take a look back at some of the most remarkable celebrities who became part of the beginning chapter of the show, spotting the similarities they have with the current actors who portray their characters.
First off is the young Alba, Roxanne Barcelo. Before the veteran movie star Isabel Rivas took over the portrayal of Alba Santillan, Roxanne did a great job on introducing Alba’s character well. She was perfectly fitting to portray the young Alba with her feistiness bursting from the sharp look of her eyes up to her every clever move.
Next is the indie famous actor Alex Medina who portrayed the young Bert Esperanza. If we look closely to Alex and Efren Reyes Jr. who currently plays Bert, you might be surprised to find out that they looked like father and son! Alex’s face really resembles Efren and their nuances are somehow close, proving that Alex is fitting to be the younger version of Efren.
Meanwhile, Geoff Eigenmann, who played the young Don Roman Cardinal, has the same heart of a father as Ronaldo Valdez who plays the character now. Both of them are exemplary fathers, which somewhat helped them to brilliantly give life to their character.
Katya Santos who played as the young Irma Esperanza is well-known for her alluring, sexy image, particularly as part of the pop girl group ‘Viva Hot Babes’. Actress Rosanna Roces who currently plays the role was the fiery, cunning, and sensual femme fatale as well in the 1990’s.
Similar to Joyce Ann Burton who currently plays as Madeleine Silverio, Cindy Miranda who played as the younger version of Madeliene is also a beauty queen. Joyce Ann Burton was the titleholder of Binibing Pilipinas Universe in 1985, while Cindy Miranda was crowned Binibining PIlipinas Tourism in 2013.
While Lito Pimentel who currently plays Menandro Silverio is a veteran actor, his younger version in the show Angelo Ilagan is a newbie in the industry. Despite the fact, Angelo Ilagan shows us versatility like Lito Pimentel in having been playing different kind or roles in various drama appearances in Maalaala Mo Kaya and Wildflower.
Lastly, who knew Ana Abad Santos, who currently plays the role of Sita Aguilar, and Mara Lopez, who portrayed the younger version of the role are both surfers? Aside from a striking physical resemblance, their passion for surfing binds them too!
With all these facts about the then and now cast of Los Bastardos, we can say their casting is somehow really on point.