Anne Curtis confirmed for Dyesebel
It's confirmed, Actress-host Anne Curtis is set to play Dyesebel in an upcoming TV remake featuring the iconic mermaid character created by Mars Ravelo.
An emotional Curtis made the announcement in a press conference on Thursday.
"It's another dream come true. Sobra lang akong speechless kasi ang laking project nito. Sinasabi ko noon dream role ko Dyesebel. So ito na, 2014, great way to start the year, " she said.
Curtis said she only found out that she bagged the role on Wednesday.
""Kababalik ko lang. Nalaman ko lang kahapon. Kahapon lang sinabi sa akin. It is overwhelming. 2013 is a tough year ay may maganda pa lang mangyayari," Curtis said.
Dyesebel is unique among the merfolk for she is the only mermaid born of human parents from the surface world. A mermaid from birth, she is shunned by the superstitious due to her physical form.
The story of Dyesebel begins when an amnesiac mermaid-turned-human named Lucia fell in love with a human. They got married and had a beautiful baby, but instead of a human baby she delivered a mermaid. The child is called "Dyesebel" . Although surprised by their daughter's strange form, Lucia and her husband Tino promise to love their child no matter what. But in no time at all, their neighbors discovered the couple's secret. When the community is hit with a series of catastrophes, the town believes that the anomaly is caused by Dyesebel; an accusation that leads to Tino's death. After her father is killed by an angry, superstitious mob, Dyesebel is taken to the ocean by her mother where she is sent into exile since her chances for survival are greater there than on land. Unknown to Lucia is that in the heart of the sea, Dyesebel's adventures and misfortunes will begin. It is within the confines of the waters that Dyesebel will lead a new life-a journey that would take her to the depths of the sea, as well as to chaos of the city.