This year GMA 7 announced the upcoming program and a Kapuso remake of Descendants of the Sun, a popular Korean drama love story in a war setting. Last April, the Kapuso network revealed the Kapuso stars who will portray the significant roles for the much awaited Philippine remake of Descendants of the Sun. Dingdong Dantes, one of the lead stars will portray as Captain Lucas/Yoo Shi Jin that is formerly played by Soong Jong-Ki, alongside with Rocco Nacino as Sgt. Diego and Jasmine Curtis-Smith will play the role of Lt. Moira. However, the leading lady who will portray the character of Dr. Maxine Kang that was portrayed by Song Hye Kyo on its Korean version was not announced yet.
Until Thursday October 3, GMA network finally revealed the leading lady of Dingdong Dantes for the remake, it was announced in 24 Oras, a news segment of the network and it is no other than the Ultimate Female Survivor, Ms. Jennylyn Mercado.
With that, Jennylyn also shared her first photo as Dr. Maxine’s dela Cruz for the Philippine remake. Jennylyn captioned her Instagram post with a lengthy message about the opportunity and her heartfelt gratitude that GMA network is trusting her about the role, “When I learned that it was me, I was overwhelmed with gratitude for GMA’s trust and also pressured since I know how big this project is.” She also gives high hopes for her fans that she will do everything to give justice for the role, I promise I would do everything to give justice to the role. I won’t let you all down. Pangako.” ending her post with a promise for the viewers.
In preparation for her role as a Doctor, Jennylyn underwent basic CPR, other medical trainings and emergency procedure.
Jennylyn also left a message for her fans and for the viewers who are waiting for the Philippine remake of Descendants of the Sun.
However, the date of release for the Descendants of the Sun Philippine remake remain hidden for now.