After being away for quite some time following the success of her first-ever hosting stint via the game show ‘Rolling in It Philippines,’ multi-faceted actress-host Yassi Pressman is back for another first — this time, her foray in doing a comedy show with the television serial adaptation of Pablo S. Gomez’s popular classic, Kurdapya.
Check out some snaps below from the media launch attended by Yassi herself, with co-stars Marco Gumabao, Nikko Natividad, and Ryza Cenon, together with their director Easy Ferrer.
According to Direk Easy, they have a well-rounded cast. “Magaling sila! Alam [ng cast] yung materyal, alam nila kung ano yung gagawin. Lalo na si Yassi, sobrang bigay na bigay. Nagulat ako sa kanya, pati si Marco, basag na basag siya dito… Si Nikko naman, alam natin na magaling siya at guwapo siya. Si Ryza, nagbigay din ng comedy dito na kakaiba.”
Tagged as TV5’s “twintastic komediserye ng taon,” Kurdapya features not one but two Yassi Pressmans as Kuring and Daphne — two opposite characters who get to switch lives and learn the values of living through exciting adventures and misadventures.
Yassi felt so ecstatic in sharing how she felt for having this break in her career. She shared, “Unang-una bago po sa’kin maging kambal, bago din po sa’kin ang mapagkatiwalaan ng isang comedy project… Feeling ko ang baduy ko po, pero ginagamit naman ni Direk Easy yung pagkabaduy ko!”
Premiering on March 18, the highly-anticipated series follows the journey of two long-lost twins who reunite in a strange accident after living vastly different lives. Kuring grew up in the province with her cruel extended family, while Daphne was raised in the city under the guidance of her strict father who is the CEO of a publishing conglomerate. Both of them feel unhappy with their current realities so their unexpected reunion turns into a twist that will ultimately change their lives.
Exploring the themes on family, love, and self-discovery, Kurdapya also stars Marco Gumabao as Carlos, Kuring’s childhood friend and the apple of her eye; Nikko Natividad as the nouveau rich and “jojologin” Tadeo, who was handpicked by Daphne’s father to be her suitor; Ryza Cenon as the gold-digging girlfriend of Daphne’s father; Katya Santos as Kuring’s strict and ambitious aunt; Candy Pangilinan as the funny ex-con mom of Kuring and Daphne; and Lander Vera-Perez as the twins’ father.
As the story unfolds, viewers will witness the funny misadventures of Kuring and Daphne as they try to escape their current realities by switching identities, navigate through life’s challenges, and come face-to-face with their past. How will the twins learn to overcome their adversities and forge a better future for themselves?
Inspired by Pablo S. Gomez’s popular classic, Kurdapya is sure to bring a double dose of entertainment every Saturday night. Catch the funny yet heartwarming adventures of Yassi Pressman as Kuring and Daphne in Kurdapya, airing every Saturday from 6pm to 7pm starting on March 18 on TV5, with catch-up airings on Sari Sari Channel (Available on Cignal Ch. 3) every Sunday, 8:00 pm starting on March 19. For more updates and the latest news, visit the official social media pages of TV5, Viva Entertainment, and Sari Sari Channel.