I think I’ll change my surname to PADILLA from now on. ūüôā

One of the most prominent name in the Philippine entertainment industry for three decades now is PADILLA. ¬†No need to give out clues for this one because who doesn’t know ROBIN PADILLA and then the name DANIEL PADILLA who’s making a lot of young girls crazy right now.

I remember watching a Robin Padilla film many years ago with friends and we all came out of the theaters imitating his actions and the way he talk almost like involuntarily. ¬†Robin has that machismo charisma that make all the guys back then want to be like him. ¬†I think he must have passed on this trait to his children because last Friday afternoon at the GMA Network building, I came face to face with one of her angels and she’s having her share of great breaks right now.


GMA Kapuso actress Kylie Padilla enters the teleserye primetime block as the lead star opposite Dingdong Dantes in HARAM.

HARAM is an Arabic term that means sanctuary, though some sources take it to mean as sinful or as Kylie puts it .. “Bawal”. ¬†Bawal na gawin, bawal na pagkain… bawal na pag-ibig. ¬†Whichever,¬† the fact she‚Äôs portraying a Muslim woman means that the series has religious overtones but it is generally centered on a love story.

The plot revolves around the forbidden love between a Christian man (Dantes) and a Muslim woman (Padilla), a concept of Suzette Doctolero who is known for serving as head writer for the successful ‚ÄúAmaya.‚ÄĚ ¬† HARAM is going to be directed by veteran director Maryo J. Delos Reyes.

Kylie‚Äôs previous acting stints were on Elena M. Patron‚Äôs ‚ÄúBlusang Itim‚ÄĚ (Jessa Gonzalez/Jessica), ‚ÄúDwarfina‚ÄĚ (Chloe Agustin) and ‚ÄúJoaquin Bordado” where she played Erenea in a series starred by her father. ¬† For this performance she was awarded co-Best New Female Personality in the 2008 PMPC Star Awards for Television. ¬†Kylie was last seen as Bea Guevarra in the highly rated ‚ÄúThe Good Daughter.‚ÄĚ

In an interview with the young actress, she expressed her excitement over the new project from GMA.

“Super excited na ako. ¬†Kung pwede nga lang na taping na agad, ngayon na. ¬†Excited din ako sa mga makakasama ko. ¬†I never expected na si DingDong ang partner ko dito.”

What stage in the production is HARAM right now?

“Nag-story con na kami, wala pang script pero nag workshop na kami at pictorial. ¬†Ang start ng taping ay sa September 17 at ang pilot episode ay ipapalabas sa October 22.”

This is your first love team up with Dingdong, are you worried that you might be linked to the young actor?

“Takot ako ma-link e. ¬†It’s purely work for me. ¬†I don’t want to get involved with anyone I work with.”

What can you say about the story of Haram?

“Isa itong napakagandang love story drama. ¬†Isa ito sa mga pinangarap kong role, sobrang nakaka-relate ako dito. ¬†We’ll be on location shoots at different mosques even in Mindanao. ¬†In terms of preparation, inaral ko maging more reserved at tahimik, kasi yun ang hinihingi ng role ko dito. ¬†Nagbasa-basa ulit ako ng mga tungkol sa Muslim religion kahit na Muslim na talaga ako.”

Any movie projects coming up?

“Yes, I have one with my dad (Robin Padilla). ¬†Kuratong Baleleng which will be a joint production with Viva and my dad’s production. ¬†It’s an action film and I’m going to have some action scenes here. ¬†The movie also stars Tita Mariel, Daniel Padilla and a lot of guest stars.”

What do you do on your spare time?

“I write a lot. ¬†I compose songs and write plots and scripts because I also dream of becoming a director someday. ¬†Pag may naisip ako sinusulat ko agad.”

What kind of stories do you mostly write about?

“Kadalasan tungkol sa pag-ibig at pamilya. ¬†Marami-rami na din ideas pero hindi ko pa na-ipapabasa kahit kanino.”

You write songs, are you planning to become a recording artist someday?

“Yes, yung genre ko is more on the solo pop- rock medyo katulad ng mga kanta nila Avril Lavigne and Katy Perry. ¬†I have more than 9 songs already and I am already in arrangement to meet up with people who will take a look at my works.”

Let’s see, KYLIE PADILLA has a new primetime teleserye where she is the lead actress opposite one of the most popular leading man in the entertainment industry today. ¬†She has a new action movie coming up together with some of the big names in showbiz including her dad. ¬†She has a dream of becoming a director someday and she’s already starting her collection of plots and stories for future reference. ¬†She’s about to show her musical compositions for a possible recording contract in the very near future. ¬†PLUS! ¬†She’s got beauty, charm and skills.

What can I say, another gold in the pot credited to the name PADILLA.



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