As Gretchen Barretto makes a grand comeback in Maalaala Mo Kaya, a lot of people are excited to see if her portrayal is worthy of another Best Actress award just like what she got for the Salamin episode last year. Although she’s a bit nervous because of people’s expectations, the stunning actress shares that she’d rather focus on the fact that she already did her best to perform well again. “Nung sinabi nila, MMK tanggapin mo ito because yun na nga, acting vehicle siya, hindi ko made-deny na na-pressure ako. So pagkatapos nun nagdasal ako at sabi ko kailangan ko tanggalin ‘yan sa utak ko, yung award award na yan. Ang ilagay ko, kailangan gampanan ko yung role kobilang Maria. Hindi ako si Gretchen, wala akong award na kailangan tanggapin. Gagawin ko ito para mapaligaya yung mga manonood ng MMK episode. Yun ang inisip ko, yun ang responsibilidad ko bilang isang aktor, ‘yan ang responsibilidad ko sa tao,” she maintains.


In the story, Gretchen plays a controversial character named Maria, a widow who falls in love with a newly-transferred parochial priest portrayed by Jomari Yllana. Despite her parents’ disapproval, Maria ends up marrying the priest and raising a family with him. As they start their lives by moving to a new place, Maria thinks that they could finally live in peace but unexpected circumstances lead her to suffer the life of an outcast under the intense scrutiny of her community. Will she never be forgiven for marrying a priest? Is love enough to make things right in her life?

Don’t miss this tear-jerking episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya this Saturday, April 10, right after Pilipinas Got Talent on ABS-CBN.
Source: ABS-CBN