Actress Kim Chiu is said to be the one chosen to play the role of the love-lorn mermaid Dyesebel on ABS-CBN. According to a report by Salve Asis on The Philippine Star, Kim Chiu bagged the most-coveted role of Dyesebel.
"Si Kim Chiu pala ang final choice para maging Dyesebel ng ABS-CBN. Kasalukuyan na raw nagti-training si Kim at any moment ay magti-taping sila," Asis wrote on her column published Monday.
Early this year, ABS-CBN has finalized the deal on the network's acquisition of 13 titles or characters created by Mars Ravelo, including the superheroine Darna, the everyman-superhero character Captain Barbell and the love-lorn mermaid Dyesebel. This sparked the guessing game on the lucky (and deserving) actors who get to portray them.
The network started to air teasers for Dyesebel last month which heightened the anticipation of the fans. Early reports had Anne Curtis, KC Concepcion, Angel Locsin, Erich Gonzales, Sarah Geronimo, Maja Salvador and Kim Chiu in the list of actresses being considered for the role.
Although there's no official confirmation from the network yet, Kim Chiu's fans are now jumping for joy while others said that the role doesn't fit Kim and insisted their favorites for Dyesebel, including Anne Curtis and Jessy Mendiola. The latter was recently rumored to have bagged the role of Dyesebel and if we are to take hints from posts in social media, Jessy might have been the chosen one, trying new hair extensions that could possibly be for her mermaid role.
If Kim Chiu is indeed Dyesebel, it's a no brainer that Xian Lim will be her lover Fredo. The two are currently busy promoting their second movie together, Bride for Rent.
Whether it's Kim Chiu or Jessy Mendiola, great interest has now been generated for Dyesebel and the only thing we could do is wait for the official announcement very soon.
Dyesebel will start taping in January and the show is expected to air first quarter of 2014. This is another Dreamscape Entertainment production and will be directed by Don Cuaresma and Francis Xavier Pasion.
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