Aljur Abrenica, Kris Bernal in new 'kilig' serye

MANILA, Philippines - Kapuso star Aljur Abrenica is thankful to be back on prime-time GMA with Kris Bernal in the series “Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko,” which will air on September 23.

Aljur was last seen in the epic serye "Indio." Kris’ last show was "Coffee Prince."

Both are seen together performing in "Sunday All-Stars" on the team "Ligang iLike."

"Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko" will be the first GMA-7 series in HD or High Definition.

Aljur plays Nick Grande. His half-brother will be played by Renz Fernandez who will be his rival for Kris Bernal's affection.

Also in the cast are Emilio Garcia, Carmin Martin, Maritoni Fernandez, LJ Reyes, Jan Manual, Ping Medina, and Vincent Magbanua. Dondon Santos directs.

Body of work

The love team of Aljur and Kris has been around for the past 6 years, after both of them won their respective titles in the reality show and "artista" search, "Starstruck - Season 4."

Aljur won the title Starstruck Ultimate Hunk, and Kris won the title Starstruck Ultimate Love Team (with Mart Escudero).

They have starred in such top-rating series as "Boys Next Door," "Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan," "Dyesebel," "Luna Blanca," "Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin?," "All My Life," "The Last Prince," "Machete," and "Coffee Prince."

They also starred in two films - "Nandito Ako Nagmamahal sa ‘Yo" and "Loving You," both produced by Regal Entertainment.

Kilig factor

"Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko," according to Aljur, is a light romance with a little of comedy and drama.

“Maraming pampakilig ang series namin na ito. Matagal din kaming hindi nagkasama ni Kris."

(This series will delight viewers. Kris and I haven't been together for a while.)

"I’m sure our fans will be waiting for this series.

"Pareho na kaming nag-mature ni Kris. Marami na kaming napagdaanan na mga bagay-bagay sa buhay."

(Kris and I have matured. We've been through a lot.)

"Tamang-tama lang itong project kasi [This project is just right because] aside from the kilig moments, meron mga [there are] dramatic scenes about family, friends, and relationships.”

Apart from the series, Aljur is also recording his second album. Then he'll have a concert at the Music Museum in November.

Hunks on stage

On September 23, Aljur will be one of the hunks on stage at the "2013 Cosmo Bachelors Bash," to be held at the World Trade Center.

The actor is happy to share the stage for the first time with his brother, Vin Abrenica, who also made it as one of the Top Ten Bachelors of 2013.

Vin was the winner of TV5’s "Artista Academy" in 2012.

“This is Vin’s first time to join the 'Cosmo Bachelor Bash,'" said Aljur.

"I’m happy na nakasama siya sa [that he was among the] Top Ten. He’s excited but nervous at the same time.

"Kailangan daw mas maganda ang abs niya kesa sa akin!” Aljur laughs. (He said his abs ought to look better than mine.)

Joining the brothers Abrenica in the Top Ten are Alden Richards, Sam Ajdani, Vince Ferraren, JC de Vera, Matteo Guidicelli, Sam Concepcion, Rayver Cruz, and "My Husband’s Lover" stars Dennis Trillo and Tom Rodriguez. -