Only a few weeks ago, Kapamilyas watched Judy Ann Santos take on the role of Jane on FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano. Her appearance on the show was short lived, but it was enough to leave a lasting impression on viewers. Now, she is making a full comeback as Teresa on the upcoming primetime series Starla. This will be her first teleserye since 2013’s Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala.
Since it has been over five years, Judy Ann wanted to try something new. And Dreamscape came with the perfect character that she has yet to portray. “’Yung pagiging kontrabida sa isang teleserye na pambata,” she introduced Teresa. Considering the Teresa’s backstory was important when she made her decision. “May dahilan kung bakit naman siya naging matigas. Hindi naman siya basta masamang tao lang,” she added.
Apparently, they were initially unsure of when this series would air. It took a while because they wanted to smooth out every detail of the story, especially since it would include animation. They all wanted to properly prepare. “Taping ngayon, palabas bukas. Hindi na masisinsin o mahihimay nang tama ‘yung animation,” she explained. Aside from this, they also had to consider when best to premier. Compared to other primetime Kapamilya teleseryes, it is not action packed. So, they chose to air around the Christmas season because the story is about wishes.
“I’m pretty sure may mga ibang maninibago,” Judy Ann stated her expectations from fans. “Kahit ako nanibago. Kahit ako tinanong ko rin ‘yung sarili ko ‘kaya ko ba ‘to’,” she revealed. Still, she hopes that most of her supporters would be glad to see her in a different role. In fact, she is looking forward to viewers getting mad at her. “’Pag hindi nabuwisit sa’yo ‘yung mga tao, hindi effective ‘yung ginagawa mong character,” she continued.
More importantly, however, Judy Ann is excited for her kids to watch Starla. Apparently, they do not believe that she is an actress, “Hindi sila naniniwala, hindi daw ako mukhang celebrity.” They have not seen her previous projects because they are either horror, action or a love story. “Excited akong mapanood nila kasi may animation,” she shared.
Do not miss Judy Ann Santos as Teresa on Starla, premiering this October! Also joining the cast are Joel Torre, Raymart Santiago, Joem Basco, Tirso Cruz III, Enzo Pelojero, Jana Agoncillo and Charo Santos.