What makes ‘General’s Daughter’ different for Angel Locsin

Alexa Villano
Angel says her character in the show is among the most complicated ones she's had to play yet

COMEBACK AFTER 5 YEARS. Angel Locsin returns to television in 'The General's Daughter' after 5 years. All photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Angel Locsin returns to television after 5 years on Monday, January 21 in the new show The General’s Daughter. People are looking forward to her small screen comeback – her last show, after all, was 2017 to early 2018’s La Luna Sangre. (READ: Angel Locsin says she almost quit showbiz)

At the press conference of the show last Tuesday, January 15, Angel said that prior to The General’s Daughter, she heard that there were 4 stories that were going to be pitched to her, including the show under Dreamscape. She already said she knew she wanted to work with the entertainment unit.

Ever since kasi sobrang excited ko pa talaga makatrabaho si Sir Deo [Edrinal, head of the unit]. Pagnakakasalubong ko siya sa hallway, he’s always pleasant to me, he’s always nice. Na wala naman pong dahilan para maging nice kasi hindi naman niya ako artista,” she said.

(Ever since, I was really excited to work with Sir Deo. When I see him along the hallway, he’s always pleasant with me, he’s always nice. And there was no reason for him to be nice, since I was not one of his artists.)

Angel said she found the Dreamscape head unit so accomodating and warm. She even said that she was surprised over how she was taken cared of as they started shooting the show.

BIG CAST. Angel stars along big names such as Tirso Cruz III, Maricel Soriano, Janice de Belen, and Eula Valdez in 'The General's Daughter.'

She also said that there are few first for her in the show.

First teleserye ko po under Dreamscape, so yun iba na po para sa akin. [Yung] makasama ko yung mga bigating artista na sa kahit isang show, doon pa lang malalaman na ay… napaka importante ng teleserye na ito. So kailangan mo mag-step up talaga.

(It’s my first teleserye under Dreamscape, so that’s already different. To be with these big actors in one show is another thing. That’s how you know… this is an important teleserye. So you really need to step up.)

“Masasabi ko na ito yung pinaka-complicated character na gagawin ko. Mahirap po siya. Actually yung mga characters po namin mahirap gawin. Pero fun kasi yung mga ka-eksena ko magagaling umarte. So nakakakuha po ako sa kanila ng emotion.”

(This might be my most complicated character yet. It was hard to play. Actually, all our characters were difficult to play. But it’s fun because you share scenes with very good actors. I get my emotions from them.) 

COMPLICATED CHARACTER. Angel says her role as Rhian Bonifacio is one of the most complicated roles she's done in her career.

The General’s Daughter sees Rhian (Angel) caught between two families – the De Leons and the Guerreros. Growing up under the care of Santiago Guerrero (Tirso Cruz III), she is made to believe that the De Leons are their enemies, not realizing they are her true parents.

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Rhian also finds herself caught between two men – Franco (Paulo Avelino) and Ethan (JC de Vera), as they fight for her attention. At the same time, Rhian has to contend with a jealous Jessie (Ryza Cenon), who wants Ethan back for herself.

The show also stars Janice de Belen, Albert Martinez, Ronnie Alonte, Loisa Andalio, Arjo Atayde, and Maricel Soriano, who also makes a return to television. It is directed by Manny Palo and Mervyn Brondial. – Rappler.com

Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.