Friday, January 8, 2010

Meet the Cast of GMA-7�s First Fantaserye of 2010 - "The Last Prince"

In the tradition of Mulawin, Encantadia, Majika, and Luna Mystica, GMA-7, the makers of top-rating fantaseryes, will now bring televiewers to a magical kingdom located in the clouds in "The Last Prince."

The Last Prince tells the fairy tale story of a kingdom in the clouds called Paladino. This magical realm is headed by the noble King Adorno and his beautiful wife Queen Lamara with their three children Prinsesa Saraya, Prinsipe Javino, and Prinsipe Almiro.

The peaceful and perfect life in Paladino is suddenly threatened when Prince Javino went missing. His disappearance is orchestrated by the most powerful and wicked black Diwani named Alwana. Diwanis are the powerful wizards in the kingdom.

Using her black magic and sorcery, Alwana pushes Prince Javino towards the magic mirror, transporting him to the earthly world. She wants him to fall in love with a mortal so she could claim the throne and take over Paladino.

But, an unexpected tragedy shatters the mirror and Prince Javino is permanently trapped on earth. The entire kingdom is devastated by news that the Prince is dead. There is instant confusion and disarray in Paladino.

This incident changes the life of the mischievous Prince Almiro. King Adorno immediately declares him successor to the throne, the next king of Paladino.

But, Prince Almiro is not yet ready to become a king. So the head Diwani, Rizayo, suggests he gets married. All the maidens in the kingdom were called so Prince Almiro could choose his lucky bride.

Once of those who came is Bawana, the daughter of Alwana. Because of her hideous face, Alwana uses her magic to make Bawana look beautiful. But Prince Almiro discovers their deception and he sends her away.

Bawana is enraged so she puts a curse on Prince Almiro. His face becomes distorted and only true love could break the curse.

So Prince Almiro, together with his three loyal allies Rosata, Onuro, Anexi, sets off to the mortal world to fulfill his mission. But Bawana gives him only three chances to find his woman.

By means of Bawana�s curse, they were trapped in a magical mansion and once inside, Prince Almiro�s warped face disappears but once outside, his cursed face is revealed.

On his third and final attempt, Prince Almiro meets Lara. Despite his horrible face, the kind-hearted and simple Lara falls in love with him.

Can Lara�s kiss finally break Bawana�s curse on Prince Almiro?

It turns out that Prince Javino is still alive and suffers from the new spell of Bawana. Can the two brothers destroy the evil Alwana and her daughter Bawana? Will Prince Almiro give up the throne for his love Lara? Will the peace and order return in the Kingdom of Paladino?

Meet the cast and characters of "The Last Prince":

Aljur Abrenica plays Prinsipe Almiro, successor to the throne of his father, the king of Paladino. Almiro is a mischievous and playful prince who has to learn how to be responsible beforethe kingdom is passed on to him. He travels to the land of humans to find a wife.

Kris Bernal plays Lara, a simple lass who captures the heart of Almiro. Lara grows up as an orphan under the care of her cruel aunt and cousin.

Carla Abellana plays Sonia, a human being and Javino�s true love.

Geoff Eigenmann plays Prinsipe Javino, the original successor to the throne of Paladino. Javino, a responsible and intelligent prince, will travel to the land of humans and willfall in love with a human girl. But because of his long absence, the people of the magical kingdom will think that he is dead.

Carmina Villaroel plays Reyna Lamara, Haring Adorno�s kind-hearted wife.

Emilio Garcia plays Haring Adorno, the king of Paladino. The royal kingdom is prosperous and peaceful under his reign.

Angelie Nicole Sanoy plays Bambi, Lara�s young sister. Bambi always comes to Lara�s defense whenever other people mistreat her.

Angelu de Leon plays Mayang, Lara�s cruel aunt.

Benjie Paras plays Rizayo, the kingdom of Paladino�s head diwani. He is loyal to King Adorno.

Bubbles Paraiso plays Prinsesa Saraya, the eldest child of Haring Adorno and Reyna Lamara. She is close to her youngest brother, Prinsipe Almiro.

Chanda Romero plays Rosata, Prinsipe Almiro�s royal ally. Rosata will help the prince find a wife in the land of humans.

Chynna Ortaleza plays Lourdes, the girl who will be hard on Lara. Lourdes blames Lara for the death of her boyfriend.

Elvis Gutierrez plays Guwarko, the black diwani who holds a grudge against Paladino�s rulers.

Eula Valdez plays Adela, Lara�s (Kris Bernal) estranged mother.

Francis Magundayao plays Onuro, another loyal ally of Prinsipe Almiro who will help him find a wife in the land of humans.

Princess Punzalan plays Alwana, the most powerful diwani of Paladino. She forces Prinsipe Javino to travel to Earth, so she could take over the magical kingdom.

Joey Paras plays Salim Salamin, the magical mirror that reports to Bawana (Bianca King) the happenings in and out of Paladino.

Karen delos Reyes plays Minnie, Lara�s loyal and kind best friend.

Paolo Ballesteros plays Anexi, a magician who will help Prinsipe Almiro find a wife in the land of humans.

Rita Iringan plays Gigi, Lara�s cruel cousin.

Stef Prescott plays Naveya, Prinsipe Almiro�s true love in the kingdom of Paladino.

The Last Prince is directed by Mac Alejandre. The script is written by seasoned headwriter RJ Nuevas. The set is designed by Richard Somes, fresh from his winning MMFF�s Best Festival Production in "Ang Panday." Roy Red is the production designer. The fabulous costumes were made by fashion designers Jerome Ang, who represented the Philippines in various international fashion design competitions and Aries Lagat, the grand winner in Project Runway Philippines Season 1.

The Last Prince premieres Monday night, January 11, on GMA-7.

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