To weave together an interesting and profitable teleserye entails the fact that the personas must also be portrayed by people who fit the character. These major details are a big deal for those behind the cameras, and having lady artists also mean that they might get pregnant along the production.
The renowned online source for everything chika, Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP), made a list of Pinay celebrities who caused major changes in the plot of their teleseryes when they got pregnant while in production. Here’s the list of all the ladies!
1.) KYLIE PADILLA – the 24-year old beauty was currently playing the lead role of Amihan in GMA 7’s Encantadia. Along with that, she has been the topic of controversy when she and Aljur Abrenica announced that they were pregnant. Her condition ultimately lead to her character’s death. There is still no confirmation whether she will return in the show’s future episodes or not.
2.) BEAUTY GONZALES – Gonzales posted on Instagram a pregnant picture of her, confirming the pregnancy rumors that were going on for months. Gonzales was currently playing a major character in ABS-CBN’s ‘Ningning’ when pregnancy rumors started to spread. In the middle of the show, her character died when she fell down the stairs.
3.) TONI GONZAGA – Toni was super loved by her fans because of her infectious smile and energy on the TV shows she hosted and movies she starred in. However, when she was set to tape “Written In Our Stars” with actors Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby, it had to be postponed because she was pregnant. She gave birth last September 2016, but there is still no word about the teleserye and if it will still push through.
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4.) ANGELIKA DELA CRUZ – Dela Cruz was able to finish her GMA teleserye in April 2015 when she confirmed her pregnancy. Her scenes in “Healing Hearts” were taken in advance because of her condition. It was not the first time Dela Cruz was able to finish a teleserye during her pregnancy. In 2008, her hits “Una Kang Naging Akin” and “Lalola” ran smoothly while she was pregnant.
5.) MARIAN RIVERA – When she announced her pregnancy, Marian had to be replaced by Rhian Ramos as Glaiza De Castro’s love interest in “A Rich Man’s Daughter”. The 32-year old couldn’t push through even if she wanted because her husband Dingdong Dantes didn’t allow it.
6.) EMPRESS SCHUCK – While working for her current teleserye, ‘Kailan Ba Tama Ang Mali’ in GMA 7, rumors of Schuck’s pregnancy broke out. It was confirmed by the actress in April 2015. The management decided to portray her character as pregnant as well and it made a complete run in the Philippine television. She returned to her showbiz career through an episode of ‘Ipaglaban Mo’.
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7.) JUDY ANNE SANTOS – On March 2015, Santos was set to work on a Dreamscape Entertaiment project entitled “Someone To Watch Over Me”. However because of her confirmed pregnancy, it has to be postponed unil she gave birth. A year later, it was confirmed from Juday that the teleserye will no longer push through because “napaglipasan na ng panahon”.
8.) JOLINA MAGDANGAL – The Kapamilya star and mumshie had an ongoing GMA TV series when she found out about her pregnancy. Magdangal temporarily left “Mundo Mo’y Akin” to complete her bed rest and returned until the final episodes of the teleserye. After giving birth, she signed her contract with ABS-CBN.
9.) SARAH LAHBATI – Sarah had to face legal charges filed by GMA 7 when she suddenly left the country to study in Switzerland. Pregnancy rumors intensified when she walked out of a taping shoot of her teleserye “Indio” because she was required to wear something she objected to for her flying scenes. It was in 2013 when she was confirmed to have given birth to Baby Zion, her son with Richard Gutierrez.
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10.) ANDI EIGENMANN – Andi’s character as soldier Gabrielle Marcelo in ABS-CBN’s “Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin” had to die so she could exit from the teleserye because of her pregnancy. When they killed off her character, she was already 5-months pregnant with her daughter, Ellie. Her pregnancy was confirmed by her mother, actress Jaclyn Jose in an interview with TV Patrol.
11.) REGINE VELASQUEZ – Regine’s character in GMA teleserye “I Heart U Pare” had to be taken over by Iza Calzado as she confirmed pregnancy with husband, Ogie Alcasid. The couple confirmed the baby news in an episode of Party Pilipinas in 2011.
12.) DENISE LAUREL – Denise was playing the character of Emerald Fortalejo in ABS-CBN teleserye “Precious Hearts Romances Presents Kristine” when she was confirmed to be pregnant. The production decided to alter the plot by having Emerald go to United States and return after several years. However, her character did not come back and so her partner, Rafael Rosel ended up with Iya Villania’s character. Laurel confirmed in an interview with ‘The Buzz’ that she just gave birth.
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13.) JENNYLYN MERCADO – The actress’ pregnancy was one of those that made the biggest buzz in Philippine entertainment. This was because Mercado was at the height of her career when she got pregnant with ex-boyfriend Patrick Garcia’s baby. They became controversial as both of them starred in ‘Maging Akin Ka Lamang’ in 2008. Her pregnancy also affected her exposure in “La Vendetta”. Her ghost character was replaced by Jean Garcia.
14.) JODI STA. MARIA – Because of the context of the hit teleserye ‘Kampanerang Kuba’, Sta. Maria managed to exit the series flawlessly. Her character used magic to transform her face and so she was taken over by Desiree Del Valle. It was then when she was confirmed pregnant.
15.) ANGELU DE LEON – Angelu’s love tandem with Bobby Andrews was very popular when she was suddenly required to leave top-rating show ‘Growing Up’. By then, she was confirmed to be pregnant to action star Joko Diaz. Her character, Peachy, was set to marry Wacks, played by Bobby, but she did not show up in the wedding ceremony.
Source: Cracker Daily
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