Why Carmina is never without a project

August 3, 2022 Mario Bautista 466 views


CARMINA Villarroel is so fortunate that GMA-7 is always giving her a new project right after an old one has ended. She’s never idle or vacant for a long time. Of course, she has her all year round show every Saturday morning with her family, “Sarap, Di Ba?”

Lately, she’s been doing one soap after another. Right after the afternoon soap “Babawiin Ko ang Lahat”, she did two shows in quick succession. She did the domestic drama “The End of Us” with husband Zoren Legaspi in early 2022, and this was quickly followed by the GMA Telebabad primetime show “Widow’s Web”.

It has just ended a couple of months ago but Carmina is now taping a new afternoon drama series, “Abot Kamay ang Pangarap”. This prompted some quarters to make the observation: “Paborito talaga si Carmina ng GMA kaya walang tigil ang assignments niya.”

She was quickly defended by some folks: “Hindi naman katakataka kasi nagre-rate ang dramas starring Carmina. She acts well, very professional, madaling katrabaho and never nagbigay ng sakit ng ulo sa taping.”

Carmina is paired with new leading men in “Abot Kamay ang Pangarap”: Richard Yap and Dominic Ochoa. Carmina will play Lynette and Richard and Dominic will be rivals over her affection.

The supporting cast includes Jillian Ward as Carmina’s daughter, Pinky Amador, Wilma Doesnt, and the erstwhile king of reality shows, comedian Ariel Villasanta who’s now doing a drama series.

“I’m very grateful to GMA for giving sunod-sunod na good projects,” Carmina says. “Nagulat din nga ako when they told me after ‘Widow’s Web’ na meron na naman akong bagong drama. I feel so energized kasi mga bago ang mga makakasama ko and I really look forward to working with Richard, Dominic and Jillian, so abangan nyo ang bagong show namin.”