Jillian Ward, Mona Louise Rey Spend Enchanting Afternoon with Moms, Daughters
May 29, 2012 by cd
Jillian Ward and Mona Louise Rey, the lead child stars of the GMA primetime show “Luna Blanca,” spent an enchanting afternoon on Sunday, May 27, at the Enchanted Kingdom theme park in Sta. Rosa, Laguna with lucky mother-daughter tandems as part of their program’s post-Mother’s Day online promo.
Two weeks ago, GMA launched an online promo asking netizens why they love their mothers. GMA Network fans on Facebook posted their answers on GMA’s Facebook Fan Page (www.facebook.com/gmanetwork) and from among those who responded, five winners were selected via raffle. The winners were given a chance to meet Jillian Ward who portrays the character of “Luna” and Mona Louise Rey who portrays the role of “Blanca” in Luna Blanca. The lucky winners also spent a day with the two child stars at the most popular theme park in the Philippines, Enchanted Kingdom.
A brief program was held at the Spaceport Zone of the theme park, where Jillian and Mona performed and hosted games for kids.
Jillian sang the Adele hit “Rolling in the Deep” and “Listen” from the musical film Dream Girls, while Mona Louise did a dance number.
Before hitting the theme park’s fun rides, Jillian and Mona thanked their fans: “Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat dahil sa suporta ninyo sa amin. Sana po ay panoorin ninyo ang ‘Luna Blanca’ after 24 Oras sa GMA,” they said.
Their show ‘Luna Blanca’
Jillian and Mona top-bill the first of the three “generations” in the story of “Luna Blanca.”
“Luna Blanca” tells of twins Luna and Blanca who are separated from each other when their mother Rowena (portrayed by Camille Prats) decides to put Blanca up for adoption to a rich woman. Rowena did so because she wanted Blanca to have a better future — one which she certainly could not provide. Luna, however, will have to deal with poverty and her mother’s indifference towards her. Luna is Rowena’s daughter with an engkanto who raped her when she was pregnant with Blanca. She sees Luna as a reminder of that gruesome incident and that explains why she mistreats her.
In the second generation of the three-part story, tween stars Barbie Forteza and Bea Binene will portray the characters of Blanca and Luna, respectively, and in the third generation, Heart Evangelista will portray Blanca’s character, while Bianca King portrays that of Luna’s.
Catch the gripping story of Luna Blanca during weeknights after 24 Oras on GMA-7.
For updates, you may follow the show’s Twitter account, @LunaBlancaGMA, or like its Facebook Fan Page at www.facebook.com/lunablancaGMA.