- On Tuesday, the Philippine primetime was in shock after Diana Zubiri turned up in Encantadia
- Zubiri was one of the sang'gres in the original series produced in 2005
- The actress portrays the role of Lilasari in the new Encantadia version
Diana Zubiri has a surprising yet nostalgic return to Encantadia.
On Tuesday night, October 18, she made an appearance as Lilasari, a new character with an antagonistic duty.
Lilasari has the ability to turn into stone those who will look directly at her face.
In the original series of Encantadia, Zubiri played the role of Danaya, one of the powerful sang'gres and the the youngest among them.
So how will she compare her Lilasari character now to that of her real self?
Zubiri disclosed the difference in a video interview.
"Si Lilasari kasi parang punong-puno siya ng galit at saka kulang siya sa pagmamahal. Very oppisite naman kay Diana kasi parang ako naman, masaya at saka puno ng pagmamahal," the actress differentiated.
(Lilasari is full of hatred and she lacks love which is the exact opposite of Diana. Because I, I am very happy and full of love.)
Before completely claiming that she is all set and ready for the role, Zubiri has first undergone preparatory measures.
"Iyong preparation ko it's more on physical noong una. Siyempre kailangan kong magpapayat, kailangan kong bumalik sa dati kong figure dahil siyempre lalabas na naman ako sa TV. At saka kailangan ko ring maging fit, so nag-try rin akong bumalik sa arnis lesson at saka sa sword lesson," she shared.
(My preparation is more on physical at first. Of course, I need to lose weight, I need to bring back my old figure because of course I will be appearing again on TV. And also, I need to become fit, so I tried as well to go back to my arnis lesson and sword lesson.)
The former Sang'gre Danaya has a warm message to all her loyal supporters.
"Sa mga encantadics, gusto ko lang magpasalamat sa lahat ng mga nakahula na ako nga si Lilasari at sana po abangan niyo ang alyansang Adhara at Lilasari," she happily said.
(To the encantadics [Encatadia fans] I just wanted to thank those who guess correctly that I will be playing the role of Lilasari. Moreover, I look forward that you would watch out for Adhara and Lilasari alliance.)
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