Erich Gonzales Plays Grace Poe-Llamanzares in 'MMK!'

Erich Gonzales will portray former Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) chairperson Grace Poe-Llamanzares in Maalaala Mo Kaya this Saturday, February 2, 2013.

The 22-year-old actress has been chosen to play the role of the former MTRCB Chairman and now Senatorial candidate. Tonton Gutierrez will portray Fernando Poe, Jr. while Sheryl Cruz will play Susan Roces.

In an interview by ABS-CBN News, Erich said it’s an honor to portray the life of Grace Poe.

“Isa nga pong malaking karangalan na gumanap bilang isang Ms. Grace Poe dito sa life story niya. Makikita natin ‘yung mga pinagdaanan niya, nung bata siya, nung paglaki niya, ‘yung relationship niya po sa mga magulang niya, na king and queen and Philippine movies,” she said.

The 44-year-old Poe-Llamanzares is the adopted daughter of the late Fernando Poe, Jr. and veteran actress Susan Roces, and the half-sister of Kapuso actress Lovi Poe.

Gonzales prepared for this project by watching Poe-Llamanzares’ interviews in order to emulate her mannerisms, behavior and the way she talks.

After her “MMK” stint, Erich will return to primetime via the new teleserye “Juan dela Cruz” where she will portray the role of Rosario, Coco Martin‘s leading lady.(

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