Jessy Mendiola takes the lead

Posted at 12/03/10 3:39 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Young star Jessy Mendiola’s time to shine as an actress has finally come as she was given her first lead role in ABS-CBN's upcoming TV series, "Sabel."

In an interview during a press conference for “Sabel,” Mendiola shared her excitement over her first major project.

“Para akong lumulutang ngayon. Sobrang pasasalamat ko sa management na pinagkatiwalaan nila ako sa ganitong kalaking project. Sobrang saya ko lang. Siyempre sobrang nerbiyos ko. Sana ay magustuhan lang ng mga tao," Mendiola said.

Mendiola, who was first noticed in the defunct hit TV series "Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo" as the love interest of Coco Martin, will reprise the role that launched Snooky Serna's career as an actress in the 1981 Regal classic film “Bata Pa Si Sabel.”

The young actress who was launched as a member of Star Magic Batch 4 a few years ago, shared that “the wait was worth it” now that the Kapamilya network entrusted her with a role that she had never done before.

Mendiola’s acting skills were also noticed in "Your Song Presents: Boystown” where she shared the screen with the Gigger Boys. She also appeared on "Your Song Presents: Gimik 2010.”

In “Sabel,” Mendiola will be teamed up with young actors AJ Perez and Joseph Marco.

Also part of the series are formidable stars like Rita Avila, Raymund Bagatsing, Daria Ramirez, Tommy Abuel, Ron Morales and Glydel Mercado.

Mendiola’s “Sabel” is set to grace the Primetime Bida block of ABS-CBN starting on Monday (December 6).