Kathryn leaves for Bhutan for 'Princess and I'

Posted at 03/07/2012 11:41 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Young actress Kathryn Bernardo left for Bhutan on Tuesday evening to shoot ABS-CBN's much-awaited series "Princess and I."

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Bernardo said she and the rest of the cast will be shooting the pilot week's episodes of the show in the South Asian kingdom.

"Sa 'Princess and I' isa akong lost princess at ite-tape na namin sa Bhutan ang for pilot week namin para makita ng vewers ang itsura ng Bhutan at ma-establish namin 'yon," said Bernardo, who will be paired with a three leading men in the show -- Khalil Ramos, Enrique Gil at Daniel Padilla.

Gil is expected to fly to Bhutan on Thursday.

Bernardo said her newest soap is very different from her hit series "Mara Clara."

"Very light ang story, malayo sa Mara Clara, hindi mabigat. Parang light show sa Primetime," she said.

In the show, Bernardo will be playing the daughter of Albert Martinez, who plays the role of the king, opposite beauty queen-actress Lara Quigamanas the queen mother.

Completing the cast is socialite-actress Gretchen Barretto, who flew to Bhutan on Tuesday morning.

"Si Ms. Gretchen isa po siya sa royalty. Excited ako kasi different ito from my other roles at kinakabahan din kasi mahirap gumawa ng ibang character so 'yun 'yung challenge sa akin ngayon," Bernardo said.

"So ito na po ang matagal nating hinihinyay na 'Princess and I.' Pupunta na po kami sa Bhutan. Para sa inyo ito mga Kapamilya, this 2012," she added.