After the long wait, the numerous memes, the backlash and the fun it has been giving the netizens since its reveal at the GMA New Year Countdown special, the high-concept fantasy drama series ‘Kara Mia’ is all set to premiere tonight, February 18.
Starring this generation’s in demand actors Barbie Forteza and Mika dela Cruz with Jak Roberto, Paul Salas, Carmina Villaroel, John Estrada, Mike Tan and Ms. Gina Pareño, Kara Mia will redefine the Philippine drama tropes of sibling rivalry.
After creating buzz on the internet with its unique and “memeable” characters, GMA Network’s highly-anticipated fantasy drama series, Kara Mia, is set to change the landscape of primetime television this 2019.
Kara Mia features the country’s versatile and award-winning actresses – Barbie Forteza and Mika dela Cruz – as it boasts of an endearing but unique storyline certain to captivate the fascination of Filipino viewers.
Barbie’s acting ability is beyond compare and she has numerous awards tucked under her belt. She has received the New Movie Actress of the Year at the 26th PMPC Star Awards for Movies for Puntod, Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 Cinemalaya Awards for Mariquina, Best Actress at the 36th Fantasporto International Film Festival and Ani ng Dangal Awardee at the 9th Ani ng Dangal Awards, both for Laut. This time around, viewers will witness another memorable role from the multi-talented Kapuso star.
Meanwhile, Mika was awarded Best Promising Child Drama Actress at the Dangal ng Pilipinas Awards, Best Supporting Actress at the 12th Gawad PASADO Awards, Best Child Film Actress at the PMPC Star Awards – all for T2.
Barbie portrays Kara, the kind-hearted girl who deeply cares for her sister; while Mika plays Mia, the face behind Kara’s head who has strong jealousy over Kara.
Based on a true story from India and an urban legend in Great Britain, the series follows the lives of two sisters born with Disprosopus or craniofacial duplication, a congenital defect where they have two faces but share only one body. Until today, the origin of this condition, which is one of the rarest malformations in humans, is still unexplained, whether it is mythical or medical.
Joining Barbie and Mika in this engaging spectacle are sought-after leading men: Jak Roberto and Paul Salas.
Jak started his career in Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman. He has grown into a fine actor and has starred in several Kapuso shows such as Usapang Real Love (URL), Hanggang Makita Kang Muli, The Half-Sisters, Meant To Be and Contessa. Aside from these, he currently showcases his funny antics on Bubble Gang and Dear Uge.
Paul, in turn, was born in the limelight. After signing a contract with GMA Artist Center, the StarStruck Kids Avenger is determined to prove himself in the industry. Not only is he an excellent actor, he is also known for his killer moves on the dance floor.
In the series, Jak is Boni. He is a gentleman with an easy-going personality living a simple life who has feelings for Kara while Paul is Chino, Boni’s rich cousin who always wants to be the best.
Playing vital roles in the lives of Kara and Mia are four of the country’s top-caliber actors – Carmina Villarroel, Glydel Mercado, Mike Tan and John Estrada. Alicia Alonzo, Althea Ablan, Liezel Lopez, and Karenina Haniel complete the star-studded ensemble.
Witness the riveting world of Kara Mia, in this top-notch production under the helm of esteemed director Dominic Zapata, Mondays to Fridays after 24 Oras on GMA Network.