Jericho to begin taping for new soap next week

Posted at 10/09/13 2:53 PM

Actor Jericho Rosales. File photo

MANILA – After being absent from TV soaps for over a year, actor Jericho Rosales is excited to work on another series with people he hasn’t worked with yet.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Rosales said his first taping schedule is set next week, and he is looking forward to working with Angel Locsin, Maja Salvador and JC de Vera.

“October 18, we are going to start taping. No sure title yet but I got the latest script, it says there ‘Langis at Tubig.’ I’m very excited. It’s nice to work with people I haven’t worked with,” he said.

Rosales said the series would be shown either later this year or in January next year.

His last teleserye was the primetime drama "Dahil sa Pag-ibig," which was shown in 2012.

Asked about the story, the actor said: “It focuses on marital relationships. Love story siya pero medyo malalim, medyo intense. It’s a great subject matter. Kami ni Angel ang mag-partner.”

It is not clear if the series is a remake of the 1980 movie "Langis at Tubig," starring Vilma Santos, Amy Austria and Dindo Fernando, which dealt with bigamy.

While waiting for his first taping day, Rosales said he currently has his hands full promoting his independent film “Alagwa.”

The award-winning movie had its grand premiere on Monday. It opens in theaters on Wednesday.

The Ian Lorenos-directed film recently won the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature, beating other films from the United Kingdom and South Korea at the 3rd Guam International Film Festival. Rosales was cited for achievement in acting.

The movie, which focuses on the theme of human trafficking, was also awarded Best Narrative at the Third World Independent Film Festival.

Rosales also clinched a best acting citation at the Newport Beach Film Festival and the First ASEAN International Film Festival.

Here in the country, the actor’s performance in the movie was recognized by the Gawad Urian.