Katrina Halili (left) portrays Fedra, originally done by Mexican actress Nora Salinas (right)
Katrina Halili will play the antagonist “Fedra” in the GMA 7 remake of the Mexican telenovela “Rosalinda”. The actress herself confirmed the news in an interview aired over a prime time news telecast. She is thankful for this second chance, she said, because the actress believed she would never work again due to her involvement in the Hayden Kho sex videos.
According to GMA 7 executive Wilma Galvante, it was a unanimous decision to give the role popularized by Mexican actress Nora Salinas in the original Mexican production to Halili. While many of their contract artists expressed their desire to take the role, Galvente said it best fit Halili.
Cristine Reyes was rumored to play the role, before GMA 7 executives made the announcement, laying to rest all speculations. Rosalinda is set to premiere in July and stars Carla Abellana in the title role, and Geoff Eigenmann as Fernando Jose.