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Gabby and Sanya make viewers fall in love anew in ‘First Lady’

February 11, 2022 Ian F. Fariñas 492 views

This Valentine’s Day, GMA Entertainment Group presents one of the its most anticipated series and the sequel to the Philippines’ No. 1 show for 2021, First Lady.

The original drama once again stars the swoon-worthy pairing of award-winning actor Gabby Concepcion as President Glenn Acosta and Kapuso actress Sanya Lopez as First Lady Melody Acosta.

“Talagang hindi naman namin iniisip na magkakaroon ng book 2,” Gabby shared. “Although, ‘yung first book, talagang napakaganda. We have a good team that brought us to where we are right now.”

On the other hand, Sanya admitted that the change in her character is challenging.

“Mas challenging po talaga ang maging First Lady,” she said. “’Yung First Yaya kasi medyo malapit-lapit pa talaga kay Sanya ‘yung character eh. Unlike now, ‘yung pagiging First Lady inaaral ko po talaga. Of course, nandyan din naman po si Direk LA (Madridejos) to help me.”

First Yaya ended on a happy note with the fairytale romance of President Glenn and Melody. This time around, the newlywed couple navigates new territory and delves into trust and doubt; change and tradition; and the line of clear communication that will challenge their marriage. As Glenn seeks another term to his presidency, Melody needs to reassess and find her place once more in her husband’s ever-chaotic and busy life.

Playing important roles in the primetime soap are Pancho Magno, who reprises his role as PSG Captain Conrad Enriquez, head of PGA’s security detail and primary protector of the First Family; Pilar Pilapil as Blesilda, the headstrong mother of PGA who will stop at nothing to protect the presidency; Boboy Garovillo as Florencio, Melody’s father who passed away; Maxine Medina as Lorraine, assistant secretary of the Presidential Communications and Head of the Speech Writers Group and Melody’s former rival turned “frienemy”; Thou Reyes as Yessy, Presidential Management Chief-of-Staff who also holds the post of Presidential Spokesperson; and Sandy Andolong as Edna, the loving and streetwise mother of Melody.

Back to showcase more spark and fun are Cassy Legaspi and JD Domagoso.

Also returning to the series are Clarence Delgado and Patricia Coma. Making the series more exciting is Alice Dixson as Atty. Ingrid Domingo, a political strategist that eventually gets hired by President Glenn Acosta’s (PGA) campaign team to be the political director of his presidential bid.

Moreover, she is revealed to be Glenn’s former serious girlfriend – a fact that could rock not just the presidency, but also the President’s family.

In a very special guest appearance, award-winning actor and one of GMA’s prime leading men Rocco Nacino steps in as Mayor Moises Valentin, a rising political star and young hotshot Mayor of “Magat” City.

With the upcoming presidential elections, the series will also serve as a timely and relatable source of entertainment for Filipinos nationwide.

Political and research consultants, including a national elections political strategist and a current member of the Presidential Management Staff (PMS), were hired to help to create a realistic view of the First Family’s daily life.

Catch the highly-anticipated world premiere of First Lady – under the helm of Director LA Madridejos and Associate Director Rechie del Carmen – beginning February 14, weeknights, on GMA, GTV and Heart of Asia.

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