Katrina Halili and Ryan Eigenmann joins the cast of “Indio” starting this week!

GMA’s primetime fantasy series, Indio, becomes even more exciting beginning this week as the show welcomes two new cast members: Katrina Halili, who will play the role of Burigadang Pada Sinaklang Bulawan; and Ryan Eigenmann, who will portray Sidapa, the god of death.


The move marks Katrina and Ryan’s return to the realm of fantasy.

Will they be a friend or a foe to Simeon, the lead character of the epic series portrayed by Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr.?

Well, Katrina is going to be an antagonist, a gorgeous supernatural being who will make Simeon’s goal of defending the natives from the brutality of the Spanish conquistadores a Herculean task.  Katrina’s character is a goddess of greed and vengeance.  She will avenge the death of her only brother Paiburong (Mike Gayoso), a diwata with the guise of a crocodile who was killed by Simeon.

On the other hand, Ryan’s character (Sidapa) is a little bit tricky since he is not totally evil.  In fact, even if his task is to make sure that the dead dies, he wants to be fair to everyone.  However, a twist in the story, which will be revealed in the coming weeks, will change all that.

Katrina was chosen for the role because of her convincing portrayal of similar characters in GMA’s top-rating fantasy series in the past like Valentina in “Darna” and Lady Mantisa in “Gagambino.”  Ryan, on the other hand, is a “veteran” when it comes to portraying as a villain, and he being chosen for the role in Indio doesn’t really come to viewers as a surprise.  What’s more intriguing is how these two characters will affect the story of the series.

Find out how Katrina Halili and Ryan Eigenmann will “rock the boat” so to speak and make a mess out of Simeon’s life in “Indio” beginning April 15 (Monday). Top billed by Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. and directed by Dondon Santos, Indio airs weeknights after 24 Oras on GMA-7.

Katrina Halili plays herself in “Magpakailanman” this Saturday!

Kapuso actress Katrina Halili is back in showbiz refreshed and with a renewed spirit. And in her return, she tells her own story in an episode of the GMA drama anthology, “Magpakailanman,” which airs this Saturday, January 26.

Barely a few years ago, in the midst of the sex video controversy the actress was involved in, the public saw a devastated Katrina Halili.  But now, a mother of a beautiful baby named Katrence (her daughter with boyfriend Kris Lawrence), Katrina has clearly moved on from her past and is ready to embrace new challenges life has in store for her.

Katrina Halili

“Nadapa ako, bumangon ako, at inayos ko yung buhay ko. Kapag nagkamali ka, hindi mo na kailangan sabihin sa mga tao na mabuti kang tao, kailangan mo lang itama ang pagkakamali mo at ayusin ang buhay mo,” said Katrina.

Katrina hopes that by telling her story through the episode, she would inspire other women who may be going through very tough times to rise and move on with their lives.

“Gusto kong maisip nila na kapag may pinagdaraanan sila sa buhay e maikumpara nila sa bigat ng pinagdaanan ko. Yung tipong sasabihin nila na, ‘Kaya ko ‘to, si Katrina nga mas matindi pa yung pinagdaanan niya and yet kinaya niya, ako pa kaya?’,” she explained.

Katrina and Kris will be starring as themselves in the said episode entitled “Ligaw na Diyosa: The Katrina Halili Story.”  Also starring are Anita Linda, who portrays as Katrina’s dear grandmother; Allan Paule and Timi Cruz (as Katrina’s parents) and Marky Lopez (as Katrina’s assistant and confidant).  Katrina and Kris’ daughter Katrence will also have a cameo appearance (as herself) in the latter part of the episode.

Don’t miss “Ligaw na Diyosa: The Katrina Halili Story” on “Magpakailanman” airing this Saturday, January 26, after “Kap’s Amazing Stories” on GMA-7.

Check out the official Facebook fan page of “Magpakailanman” at www.facebook.com/GMAMagpakailanman

Kris Lawrence: Yes, I’m the father!

In a joint exclusive interview with Funfare and Startalk last week, Katrina Halili confirmed that she is three months pregnant (due to give birth in September) and named her boyfriend, Fil-Am singer Kris Lawrence, as the father.

Kris, who belongs to Arnold Vegafria’s stable of talents, has remained mum, begging off from reacting to the Funfare/Startalk scoop — until today, that is.

In an exclusive interview with Funfare, Kris admitted that, yes, Katrina was right.

“I’m the father of the baby,” said Kris, “and I’m ready and willing to support Katrina and our baby.”

Although Katrina’s pregnancy was “not planned,” Kris echoed Katrina’s reaction when she learned about “the good news” last February.

“Sobrang happy,” said Kris who also confirmed that he and Katrina have been going steady since 2008 but broke up for a while last year. “She said she wanted to concentrate on her career and I let her. Soon, we got back together again.”

Asked if he’s ready to be a father, Kris, who at 28 is two years Katrina’s senior, said, “Yes, I am. I know how to change diapers and prepare the feeding bottles because I’ve done that to help my relatives and friends babysit back in the States.”

The sweethearts met in 2008 during Katrina’s US concert tour in which Kris, who had just won the ABS-CBN talent search Star in a Million, was a guest performer.

“We clicked at once,” recalled Kris who never left Katrina during the “hidden video” crisis (she lost the court case, sigh!!!). “I’ve met her family and she has met my family. I guess we know each other very well.”

Like Katrina, Kris said that they haven’t really discussed marriage yet.

“It’s something that shouldn’t be rushed,” Kris explained. “As of now, we’re focusing on Katrina’s condition. We make sure that she’s safe.”

In the Startalk/Funfare interview, Katrina mentioned what her father had told her — “Just because ‘something like that happened’ doesn’t mean that you have to rush into marriage.”

As long as she can, Katrina will remain in the cast of the GMA soap My Beloved in which she plays kontrabida, co-starring with Dingdong Dantes and his girlfriend Marian Rivera. Since her tummy is fast growing, she may have to wear less sexy clothes but promised to get back in shape after giving birth. Katrina was twice voted Sexiest Woman in the World by FHM magazine.

When My Beloved ends, Katrina said she will stay with her folks in Palawan and return to Manila in time to give birth — “The natural way,” she said.

In a light vein, Kris said, “My family is excited about the baby because it’s their first apo. My mom has been teasing me when I would give her an apo, so here it comes.”

Kris has a younger sister. They were both born and raised in California.

“I’m looking forward to the day when my child is big enough to play football with me,” he added.

Since he shares a house with good friend and relative Jay-R, also a US-bred singer, near where Katrina lives in New Manila, Quezon City, Kris can easily check on Katrina regularly. He’s on alert for whatever she needs, at her beck and call.

Asked if they’re planning to live together as a couple, Kris said, “No. Anyway, magkalapit lang naman ang tirahan namin.”

Source: Ricardo F. Lo, Philippine Star

Katrina Halili reportedly pregnant!

Katrina Halili‘s weight gain has not escaped viewers eyes, people who worked with her in the teleserye “My Beloved” confirmed that she is pregnant!

Her role in the teleserye will be cut short because of her condition. Katrina will officially come out of the news herself by the end of this week.

She is currently linked to singer Kris Lawrence, but his camp is still mum about the issue of whether he is the father of the baby or not.

Congratulations to Katrina Halili!

Katrina Halili Offers a Different Kind of Massage in GMA’s ‘Spooky Valentine’!

This Saturday, February 11, Katrina Halili, Paolo Contis and Antonio Aquitaña will star in GMA-7′s “Spooky Valentine presents Masahista,” airing after Manny Many Prizes.

When people talk about “stress relievers” these days, medications only rank second to a hard and soothing massage, which is readily available in the hundreds of spas and massage parlors marking the Metro Manila landscape. People come to these places to unwind and de-stress. But what if you’d find out that the masseuse, who’s giving you a gentle rub, is a vengeful ghost with a gloomy past?

This Saturday, Katrina Halili, Paolo Contis and Antonio Aquitaña will give a “spooky” twist to the usually relaxing massage in Spooky Valentine presents “Masahista.”

Antonio Aquintaña portrays the character of Patrick, a massage-parlor owner, who meets an accident that would render him suffering from locunar amnesia. After being discharged from the hospital, he resumes work at the massage parlor hoping that this would aid in his recovery. But just as he thinks everything in his life is falling back into place, something strange happens: a ghost of a beautiful woman frequently appears to him, seemingly wanting to reveal to him something. Ripped off his memories, Patrick couldn’t comprehend that the ghost was that of Noemi (Katrina Halili), a former masseuse who worked at his parlor. Noemi and Patrick’s womanizing brother Mike (Paolo Contis) have had an affair until one day, it took a tragic end. As Patrick recovers his memory, he begins to solve the puzzle, piece by piece.

Find out how this strange story unfolds on Spooky Valentine presents “Masahista”, this Saturday, February 11, after Manny Many Prizes on GMA-7.

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