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Friday, 22 June 2007 08:34

ImpostoraImpostora (lit. The Impostor) is a Philippine drama currently being aired on GMA Network. It is directed by renowned director Maryo J. de los Reyes starring Sunshine Dizon and Iza Calzado.

The series is the first of GMA-7’s grand 57th anniversary offering, it began airing on June 4, and is scheduled for an 18 weeks run.

 

Detail

  • Genre Drama
  • Created by RJ Nuevas
  • Directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes
  • Starring Sunshine Dizon, Iza Calzado, see Cast
  • Theme music composer Tata Betita
  • Ending theme Faith Cuneta 
  • Language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, English

Production

  • Executive producer(s) Wilma Galvante, Winnie Hollis-Reyes
  • Running time 30-45 minutes
  • Original channel GMA Network
  • Original run June 4, 2007 – present

Pre-production

Thee were many speculations what would be Sunshine Dizon's new project after her first solo project, Bakekang was a success[1]. Many people wanted her to play a good-evil person, similar to her role in Encantadia and Bakekang, as the title suggest.

Jean Garcia, a famous Philippine drama antagonist, was included to the cast, and then people realized that this series will be a classic soap opera. The name of Iza Calzado was also added.[2]

The story is patterened like a komiks novel. The series is based on RJ Nuevas's original komiks creation.

Reaction

The series was heavily praised by the critics, but received mixed reactions from the audience, mainly because of its complex plot. But on its second week, the series begins to rise in ratings as the older version of the kids appeared.

Crew

  • Writers: Suzette Doctolero, Denoy Punio-Navarro, Dode Cruz and Tina Samson-Velasco
  • Head Writer: RJ Nuevas
  • Creative Consultant: Roy C. Iglesias[3] and Juna Lana
  • Executive Producer: Winnie Hollis-Reyes
  • Production Manager: Redynn S. Alba
  • Executive-in-charge of Creative: Anette Gozon-Abrogar
  • Executive-in-charge of Production: Wilma Galvante
  • Directed by: Maryo J. de los Reyes 

Plot

An intriguing story of deception and desire.

The story starts out with conjoined twins, Lara and Sara (Calzado), whose successful separation proves to be both a blessing and a curse. When the twins grow up, a freak accident will scar one of the sisters’ faces. Nessa’s (Dizon) lover (Alandy), who is also a surgeon, will intervene and restore the face of the twin. But this time, it’s a completely different face.

Cast and Characters

Main Cast

  • Sunshine Dizon as Sara Carreon/Vanessa Cayetano
  • Iza Calzado as Lara Carreon/Sara Carreon
  • Mark Anthony Fernandez as Nicolas Cayetano
  • Alfred Vargas as Carlos Estambide
  • Jean Garcia as Betty Carreon
  • Luis Alandy as Dr. Leandro Meneses
  • Chanda Romero as Doña Anatella Cayetano
  • Mart Escudero as Yago Cayetano
  • Charee Pineda as Trish Alvarado  
  • Jenica Garcia as Karen Manansala

Extended Cast

  • Ella Guevara
  • Ana Capri as Saling
  • John Regala as Mando
  • Jan Marini as Gemma
  • Ana Roces
  • Vince Saldana as Tristan
  • Dexter Doria as Dorina
  • Sharmaine Santiago as Carla
  • Anna Larrucea as Cora
  • Robert Villar

Guest Cast

  • Gelli de Belen as Adelle Carreon
  • Gary Estrada as Delfin Carreon
  • Romnick Sarmenta as Henry Carreon
  • Charlotte Hermoso as Young Lara  
  • Charisse Hermoso as Young Sara

Trivia

Casting

The original cast included Paulo Avelino in the role of Mart Escudero, Jewel Mische in Charee Pineda's role and Stef Prescott in the role of Jenica Garcia.
When the younger cast were altered Charee Pineda replaced Rich Asuncion in the role originally meant for Jewel Mische.
Dingdong Dantes was replaced by Alfred Vargas.

Soundtrack

The theme song entitled "Mapagkunwari" (Secretive) will be sang by Faith Cuneta, under the composition of Bakekang composer Tata Betita



 
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