Valiente' extended, casts Lorna Tolentino in special role
By JOJO P. PANALIGAN
May 23, 2012, 2:54pm
Lorna Tolentino makes sure the confrontation scenes she does are according to direction and script
MANILA, Philippines — TV5 has cited high ratings and good feedback from viewers as reasons for extending “Valiente” for four more weeks and as the story climaxes, veteran actress Lorna Tolentino enters the picture in a special role.
Tolentino, who faced Bulletin Entertainment and other members of media at a press conference held May 22, said she will play the character Mila Regalado Arden, the sophisticated but cold-hearted COO and Acquisitions Director of Crimson Estates and the younger sister of Don Luis Regalado (Tirso Cruz III).
In one of the trailers of the next episodes, Mila has a confrontation scene with one of the characters, prompting some writers to wonder out loud if the “slap” was for real or faked. Recall that a few years ago, a co-actor in another soap got carried away and hit Tolentino hard in one of their scenes where she sustained scratches on the face and a bruised lip.
“Totoo yung sa ‘Valiente’ kasi ang hinahabol ng director ay yung timing ng tama ng sampal sa paling ng ulo. Pinagusapan naman namin ng maayos yung execution nung eksena kaya naging maayos ang lahat,” Tolentino said, smiling.
Asked if she has really sworn off doing such scenes, Tolentino admitted that she’d opt for “daya” if she can. However, if it can’t be avoided, then she’ll just see to it that the directions given to the actors are clear and are according to the script.
Note that the kind of role that Tolentino will essay on “Valiente” is nothing new to her. In another TV5 soap, “Glamorosa,” she also engages in several face offs with co-actor Alice Dixon.
A press release from TV5, makes Tolentino’s role on “Valiente” seem worth the wait.
“What could possibly be her [Mila Regalado Arden] role in the lives of the two families, Braganza and Valiente? Will she be Gardo’s ally or another foe?” the blurb read.
It is said that Mila will also be coming back from America in search of her child whom she gave up for adoption.
“Valiente” also stars JC De Vera, Jaclyn Jose, Nina Jose, Oyo Sotto and Nadine Samonte. It airs weeknights on TV5 after “Wil Time BigTime.”
Tolentino’s next project for TV5 is based on folklore tentatively titled “Third Eye.”