Julia Mirabella Biography & Facts
Mirabella is a 2014 Philippine drama fantasy television series directed by Erick C. Salud, Jerome Chavez Pobocan, Jojo A. Saguin and Claudio "Tots" Sanchez-Mariscal IV, starring Julia Barretto in her first lead role, together with Enrique Gil, Sam Concepcion and Mika Dela Cruz. The series was aired on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida evening block and worldwide on The Filipino Channel from March 24, 2014, to July 4, 2014, replacing Annaliza, and was replaced by Pure Love.
After joining a beauty contest, a beautiful woman named Daisy catches the attention of a judge.
Entangled in forbidden love and adultery, the judge's wife Olivia soon finds out about her husband's affair. In anger, Olivia turns to a ritual through a mysterious tree and curses Daisy by taking away her beauty. Like the very same tree used in the ritual, Daisy's skin took on the same exact wood-like appearance.
After her mother's death, Mira was named and raised by her aunt. The result of the illicit affair between her mother and the married judge, Mira was also affected by the curse; her skin wooden-like similar to her mother. Due to her appearance, she was often ridiculed and targeted by bullies. Despite the many hardships she faced, she continues to have a positive outlook of life; finding comfort from those who genuinely cares about her. Crushing on a boy who seem to accept her for who she is regardless of her curse, she is humiliated once more when he betrays her and sides with her bullies.
Bitter and overwhelmed from the constant torment, Mira vows revenge to all people who have hurt her. With the help of a mysterious flower that blooms through her mother's statue, she is able to temporarily break the curse. Using her now beautiful appearance, she pushes to become famous as a new aspiring model named 'Bella'.
Those who have agonised her will pay.
Cast and characters
Julia Barretto as MiraBella "Bella" Arboleda Robles
Enrique Gil as Jeremy Palmera
Sam Concepcion as Terrence Laurel
Mika Dela Cruz as Iris Flores RoblesMain cast
Pokwang as Mimosa "Osang" Balete
John Lapus as Rafael "Paeng" Amarillo
Mylene Dizon as Olivia "Olive" Flores-Robles
James Blanco as Alfred Robles
Gloria Diaz as Lucia Magnolia FloresSupporting cast
Arlene Muhlach as Dahlia
Liza Diño as Aster Palmera-Laurel
DJ Durano as Manuel LaurelExtended cast
Makisig Morales as Jefferson
Alora Sasam as Marigold
Diego Loyzaga as Dave Castillo
Ryle Paolo Santiago as Raphael Guzman
Paulo Angeles as Nico
Alexa Macanan as Violet
Noemi Oineza as Lilac
Nikki Bagaporo as Jasmin Bonifacio
Marinella Sevidal as Rose
Jose Sarasola as Benson
Marvin Yap as Adonis
Greggy Santos as Edward ChavezGuest cast
Angel Jacob as Petunia
Marina Benipayo as Zenia "Ms. Z"
Dianne Medina as Holly
DJ Chacha as Herself
Lander Vera Perez as AnthonySpecial participation
Dimples Romana as Daisy Arboleda
Alysson McBride as Young Mira / Bella Arboleda
Veyda Inoval as Young Iris Robles
Maliksi Morales as Young Jefferson
Sofia Discher as Young Marigold
Parjan Santos as Young Jeremy PalmeraSoundtrack
Sabihin Mo Sa Akin - Klarisse de Guzman
Kulang Ako Kung Wala Ka - Aiza SeguerraProduction
The series was first unveiled in May 2013 as an adaptation of Dominador Ad Castillo novel Cofradia. — The story centers on Cofradia, a young woman who is afraid to fall in love because of her dark complexion. With the help of a magic candle, she eventually transforms into a beautiful lady. The novel had film adaptations in 1953 and 1973.
However, due to criticisms over the material's alleged racism, Dreamscape announced in July 2013 that it had re-worked into a new series to feature an original story that is "equally exciting and equally beautiful."
Diego Loyzaga and Kiko Estrada were originally part of the main cast, but was later replaced by Enrique Gil and Sam Concepcion respectively. Estrada returned to Annaliza, while Loyzaga later remained as part of the series in a supporting antagonist role instead. Liza Soberano was also reported to be part of the series, but later became part of Got to Believe instead. Soberano was later replaced by Mika dela Cruz. Later on Soberano and Gil worked together in Forevermore.
This is a second time of Julia and Sam to appear on the show, since Walang Kapalit in 2007.
According to data from Kantar Media Philippines, Mirabella scored a national TV rating of 22% on its pilot episode on March 24, 2014. The highest rating was its final episode on July 4, 2014, scoring a 27.3%.
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