Meg Imperial: 'Moon of Desire' not just a sexy drama

Posted at 03/12/2014 2:55 PM | Updated as of 03/12/2014 2:55 PM
Meg Imperial stars in the upcoming ABS-CBN series "Moon of Desire." Photo: Handout

MANILA - Sexy actress Meg Imperial expressed her happiness over her first big break on television.

Imperial will star in ABS-CBN's upcoming series "Moon of Desire" with Ellen Adarna, Miko Raval, Dominique Roque and JC de Vera.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Imperial made it clear that "Moon of Desire" is more than just a sexy drama series, saying that it tackles a medical condition.

"Ito po 'yung teleserye na may kwento po talaga. May medical [aspect], may love story. It's about hypertrichosis or abnormal hair growth sa katawan ng tao.

"Siyempre, maku-curious ang tao. Ano ba ang buhay ng isang may hypertrichosis? May karapatan ba silang mabuhay nang masaya? May karapatan ba silang magkaroon ng kaibigan? 'Yun ang tatakbo doon plus the fact na isa akong DJ, marami ang mahilig sa atin makinig ng radyo at humingi ng advice," she said.

Imperial, 21, said she will exude a "sexy but innocent" aura in her new soap.

"Hindi naman po ako magpa-frontal kasi hindi pwede sa TV pero 'yung likod-likod nagawa ko rito, mga side, ganyan. Abangan niyo, maganda kasi," the actress hinted.

"Yung pagiging desirable ko may pagka-innocent, hindi siya 'yung basta-basta na lang maghububad o anuman. Desirable ako in an innocent way," she said.

Imperial, who moved to the Kapamilya network last year, said that she is honored that ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio handpicked her to star in "Moon of Desire."

"Nagulat nga po ako, ngayon ko lang na-confirm na ganoon po talaga. Na-touch ako at bago pa lang ako rito para mabigyan ng opportunity na ganito kalaki. Last year lang ako nag-sign with ABS-CBN. Overwhelmed po kasi ang daming magagaling na artista ng ABS-CBN para pagkatiwalaan ako ni Ma'am Charo.

"Nung nalaman ko mas kinabahan ako kasi mas mataas ang standards and expectations. Parang kailangan at least ay mag-rate at ma-appreciate ng tao at 'yung physique ko kailangan ma-maintain," Imperial said.

Directed by FM Reyes, "Moon of Desire" will premiere on March 31 as part of ABS-CBN's Kapamilya Gold afternoon lineup.