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Piolo and Pia: A perfect pair for ‘My Papa Pi?’

 

Pia Wurtzbach and Piolo Pascual share the small screen anew after 17 years.
Pia Wurtzbach and Piolo Pascual share the small screen anew after 17 years. 

Perhaps many may not recall but way before Pia Wurtzbach won the Miss Universe crown, she played cousin to Piolo Pascual in the 2005 sitcom “Bora.” Now, with more acting experience under her belt, “Queen P” is ready to show Pascual and the public alike how she has evolved 17 years since in the upcoming “sweetcom” (apparently the new romantic sitcom), “My Papa Pi.”

“Ang perfect lang din ng project sa akin kasi malalabas ko yung kulit ko, hindi din ako mape-pressure sa iyakan so parang it’s a great way to comeback kasi the last time I did TV was in 2012 pa. Tapos yung last naman namin ni Papa P, matagal na din. So noong natawagan ako to be with them and to be in the lead, I said yes right away,” the Miss Universe 2015 shared at the show’s media conference.

After her reign, the 32-year-old top billed the Star Cinema film “My Perfect You;” and hosted “World of Dance Philippines” and the award-winning lifestyle show “Pia’s Postcards.”

While “My Papa Pi” might be her first small screen project in a long time, no less than her leading man Pascual vouched for her natural acting skills.

“She’s a revelation in this show. We were worried kasi noong pagpasok niya, nakapag one day [shoot] na kami pero she went straight into the character at talaga namang napapapalakpak pa kami sa kanya minsan kasi Miss Universe siya pero sobrang game siya. Napakasarap kaeksena at panoorin,” Pascual said.

Joining the pair is comedian and versatile actor Pepe Herrera (middle) who, believe it or not, stars as Pascual’s twin brother.
Joining the pair is comedian and versatile actor Pepe Herrera (middle) who, believe it or not, stars as Pascual’s twin brother. 

Joining Pascual and Wurtzbach in the lead for this Star Creatives series is hit comedian and versatile actor Pepe Herrera.

Set in the fictional Mapag-Asa street, “My Papa Pi” revolves around the lives of Pipoy (Pascual), a single dad who wants a better future for his daughter; his twin brother Popoy (Herrra), a popular tumbong — pig intestine soup — maker and owner of “One More Tumbong;” and Tere (Wurtzbach), a woman with a golden heart who happens to be Popoy’s one great love but has feelings for Pipoy.

Adding zest to their story are other characters in Brgy. Gintong Tupa to be played by Joross Gamboa, Alora Sasam, Hyubs Azarcon, Katya Santos, Daisy Lopez aka Madam Inutz, and breakout stars Anthony Jennings and Daniela Stranner.

This is also the first series of its kind for Cathy Garcia-Molina, who is more known for her box-office films and well-loved teleseryes.

Sharing her reasons for accepting the project, Molina said, “Ang top of all my reasons, si Piolo. I really want to work with Piolo kasi ang huli namin ‘Lobo’ pa, dekada na ‘yun. So na-miss ko na siya. Pangalawa, it is something new to me. Sitcom na naging sweetcom. Tapos na-cute-an ako sa idea na kambal si Pepe at Piolo. Natuwa ako doon tapos meron pang Queen P dito.

“Itong set na ‘to extra saya. Dala na rin siguro na sweetcom siya so alam naming lahat na kami ay dapat magagaan lang, patawa lang lahat,” the director said.

Watch out for “My Papa Pi” every Saturday, 7 p.m. starting March 5 on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, iWantTFC, and TFC.

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