- Fans of the original Mara Clara series felt nostalgic over the cast’s reunion photo
- The soap opera touched millions of viewers in the 1990s
- Mara Clara also turned Judy Ann Santos and Gladys Reyes into big stars
Fans of the original Mara Clara series felt nostalgic over the cast’s reunion photo which was posted by actress Gladys Reyes in social media and was picked up by several pages online.
In an article that was posted on ABS-CBN News, it was disclosed that the cast of the original television series Mara Clara, which touched millions of viewers during its long run in the 1990s, recently reunited at a Chinese restaurant in Bonifacio Global City. A photo of the reunion was uploaded by Reyes on her Instagram account, @iamgladysreyes.
“Mara Clara cast, staff and our bosses,” Reyes, who played the role of Clara, captioned the photo.
The reunion was attended also by Judy Ann Santos, who played the role of Mara; while the other members of the cast who attended were Wowie de Guzman, Christopher Roxas, Susan Africa, Juan Rodrigo, Angelika de la Cruz, and Paolo Contis.
Seeing the photo in social networking sites, the fans of the series, which ran from 1992 to 1997, expressed happiness seeing the team together again. Many also shared that they felt nostalgic, too.
“Wow! I love you all. Ito na ang hinihintay ko na makita na magkakasama kayong lahat [This is what I’ve been waiting for, to see you together again]. Tears of joy,” Instagram user @iambelle3680 commented.
“The original Mara Clara. Wala akong mintis dito kahit nakikipanood lang ako noon sa kapitbahay [I did not miss any of the episodes even if I only watch in our neighbor’s house],” @miss_aquarius0120 said.
“Nakaka-miss silang lahat na makita sa TV [I miss watching them on TV],” wrote Facebook user A.B.
Some, however, noticed the absence of Beverly Vergel, who played as the real mother of Mara. Vergel, on the other hand, said she was there “via FaceTime (app)”.
“I miss you all! Thanks for being there with you via FaceTime. Thanks for the call Juan Rodrigo/Amanthe. Thanks for making this happen. Brings back years of memories. Happy birthday Gladys anak! Regards and all the love from Canada!” Vergel wrote on Instagram.
The soap opera Mara Clara made Santos the country’s Drama Queen; and turned Reyes into a Primera Kontrabida. In real life, however, the two are very close friends up to this day.
Meanwhile, in 2010, ABS-CBN revived the series with Kathryn Bernardo as Mara and Julia Montes as Clara.