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Glaiza de Castro is a bida-kontrabida in “Grazilda.”


She is one of the evil step sisters who condemned Cinderella to a life of drudgery. The princess who forced her feet into the glass slipper but failed to marry the Prince.

She is Grazilda, the wicked antagonist in the classic fairy tale who will become the unlikely heroine in GMA Network’s original fantasy-drama series of the same title.

Beginning September 13, GMA brings all the magic of the Cinderella story back to life with a modern twist of the untold story of the step sister Grazilda. An absorbing and provocative drama that promises to inspire and steal the televiewers’ heart away on the Telebabad block.

And to reprise the coveted-title role of Grazilda is no less than multitalented and ravishing actress Glaiza de Castro. With her range of emotions and supreme acting caliber in various Kapuso afternoon and primetime soaps, Glaiza is primed to land her first starring role in this enthralling drama series.

Playing Glaiza’s prince charming in the series is GMA’s equally talented and prized leading man, Geoff Eigenmann. He plays the role of Eric, the handsome mortal who will become Grazilda’s knight in shining armor in the story. Geoff takes on a major role as he works side by side with Glaiza in this sweeping primetime offering.

The story opens from a fairy tale land called Fantasia. Grazilda, along with her step mom Matilda and step sister Anatalia, always makes Cinderella’s life miserable. She tries to disrupt Cinderella and Prince Charming’s wedding but through her sister’s kind-hearted Fairy God Mother, she will be banished to the mortal world.

Here, she meets her long-lost father, Fernando and ends up living with her evil step mother Veronne and mean step sisters Cindy and Tonette. They maltreat Grazilda and make her do demeaning work in the household.

Despite the cruelty of life bestowed upon her, Grazilda remains brave and steadfast in the hopes of staying close to her father. She also needs to get hold of the snow globe, the only link that can transport her back to Fantasia, which is now in Veronne’s possession.

From then on, Grazilda lives a life that of Cinderella’s. A reversal of fortune happens and the clear antagonist of the story turns into a modest protagonist.

How will her stay in the mortal world change the course of her life? Will she ever find her real-life Prince Charming? Will Grazilda also have her own Fairy God Mother who will protect her from the viciousness of her step mom and step sisters?

This much awaited soap is led by a stellar cast of the country’s most bankable artists including three seasoned actors who will spice up Grazilda’s life in Fantasia and the real world: Cherie Gil as Veronne, Grazilda’s step mother in the mortal world; Rio Locsin as Matilda, Grazilda’s mother in Fantasia; and Joel Torre as Fernando, the real father of Grazilda and Anatalia.

Completing the all-star cast are Jolina Magdangal as the loving Fairy God Mother of Cinderella; Yasmien Kurdi as Cindy, Grazilda’s evil step sister in the real world; Stef Prescott as Tonette, Cindy’s spoiled younger sister who will also make Grazilda’s life a living hell; Dyanin Cruz as Anatalia, the other evil step sister of Cinderella in Fantasia; Bhodie Cruz as Ben, Eric’s good friend; Dominic Roco as Vicente, Prince Charming’s right-hand man; Benedict Campos as Prince Charming, Angeli Nicole Sanoy as Jik Jik, Grazilda’s friend in the mortal world and introducing Gwen Zamora in her very first acting stint on television as Cinderella.

Director Dominic Zapata together with second unit director Ricky Davao sit at the helm of Grazilda with a top-notch production headed by Kit Villanueva-Langit as Headwriter, Chito Sumera for production design, and fabulous costumes made by Jerome Ang and Young Designers Group.

Witness the most enchanting modern interpretation of the beloved classic that captivated our hearts in Grazilda, beginning Monday, September 13 on GMA Telebabad.

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