Veteran actor Eddie Garcia is now officially a Kapamilya! Eddie made a surprise transfer to ABS-CBN to join this year's biggest teleserye Juan Dela Cruz topbilled by Coco Martin.
The 87-year-old actor signed a contract with ABS-CBN on Friday, February 1 and according to him, he's very excited to be working with Coco Martin.
"Well I'm really looking forward to it dahil si Coco he has a lot of following and he is a good actor. So, sa palagay ko ay magkakasundo kami and we will try to make the best for Juan dela Cruz," Eddie Garcia told ABS-CBNnews.com as he signed a contract with ABS-CBN for the said soap.
Manoy (as Eddie is fondly called) has been typecast as a kontrabida in his past movies and this time, he will be playing the role of Coco Martin's grandfather. Eddie, who said he's ready for the action-packed series will be Juan's mentor.
Prior to his transfer to the Kapamilya network, Eddie was last scene in the defunct fantasy series Aso ni San Roque, a Kapuso fantasy series which also deals with 'aswangs' just like Juan Dela Cruz.
Eddie Garcia will be completing the powerhouse cast of Juan Dela Cruz including Gina Pareño, Albert Martinez, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Erich Gonzales, Lotlot de Leon, Erich Gonzales, Arron Villaflor, Neil Coleta and Louise Abuel.
Juan Dela Cruz will premiere this Monday, February 4 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida after TV Patrol.
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