Filipino-German commercial and fashion model–Valerie Weigmann–will play the role of Natasha Thorpe, a young fashion entrepreneur from South Africa with a hidden agenda. Her telekinetic powers, knowledge of witchcraft and a thirst for vengeance makes her a potent villain for our hero. As Enigma, she can seduce and alter her victim’s perception. Can Kidlat resist her or will he fall prey to her seductive wiles?
During the press conference of “Kidlat” last Tuesday, February 19, at Plaza Ibarra in Quezon City, Valerie admitted that she’s a little nervous to be part of the Kapatid primetime series as the project is the first acting stint of her career. However, she’s also excited to meet the cast-members of the superserye specially Derek Ramsay who holds the titular role.
“Excited at kahit paano kinabahan din ako. I’ve heard so many good things about [Derek] like how he’s a gentleman. And it’s true, napakabait n’ya at very supportive to everyone. He’s easy to work with and we also got a chance to talk on the set kasi he has also been to Germany,” she said.
And then the inevitable question came. Is she ready to be romantically linked to Derek?
The 21-year-old stunner replied: “Tingnan na lang natin kung ano ang mangyayari.”
Aside from “Kidlat,” Valerie has also made her acting debut on the big screen. She is currently doing an indie film under the direction of Marlon Rivera of the Cinemalaya Best Picture “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank” fame.
As for the possibility of posing on the cover of a men’s magazine just like what her co-star Ritz Azul did last year, Valerie said she’s not yet ready to go daring in a magazine or even in TV and film roles.
Catch Valerie Weigmann as Natasha Thorpe/Enigma on “Kidlat” every night at 6:45pm on TV5.