Original Pirena returns to Encantadia for a ‘big role’

  • Actress who originally played the role of Sang’gre Pirena returns to Encantadia
  • Sunshine Dizon said she is back to play a ‘big role’
  • The character to be portrayed by Dizon was created especially for her

The actress, who originally played the role of Sang’gre (princess) Pirena, returns to Encantadia to portray a character that will “surely” excite the Encantadics.

In an article written by Aya Tantiangco and FRJ of GMA News, it was disclosed that Sunshine Dizon will be a part of the telefantasya (fantasy television series) once again as she will be playing a “big role”; a character which was created especially for her.

“As of now, I can’t really say pa kung ano yung name ng [if what is the name of the] character and what the character will be. What I can say is that it’s going to be a big role and it will surely excite the Encatadics,” Dizon said, after fitting her costume.

“They created this role especially for me and I’m very happy to be part of it again,” she added.

Encantadia, produced by GMA Network, was dubbed as the grandest, most ambitious, and most expensive production for Philippine television during its time of release. The pilot episode was aired on May 2, 2005; while the third and latest installment of the Encantadia saga, entitled Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas ended on April 28, 2006. The series garnered both popular and critical recognition at home and abroad, including winning the 2005 Teleserye of the Year at the Los Angeles-based Gawad Amerika Awards.

“I hope that the Encantadics will also support the new cast members (in) the same way that they supported us before,” she expressed.

Dizon also said she has confidence in Glaiza De Castro, who is the new Pirena.

“I know she’s going to be great. She just has to stay true to the character,” she said.

“Best advice is they should all work together as a family. That’s how we did it before,” she further stated.


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