- Some of our lead actresses today started out as 'kontrabida'
- Their supporting roles lead them to be able to achieve the main role
- Doing such roles prove their versatility as a good actress
Some of local actresses started in showbiz as 'extra' or supporting roles.
KAMI learned from cosmo.ph that these female celebs showed their acting prowess by accepting 'kontrabida' roles first.
Now, these Pinay celebs are making numerous movies and TV shows where they play the lead role.
1. Liza Soberano
Who would have thought that this sweet and angelic faced Kapamilya once played as a kontrabida in 'Mirabella', a teleserye of Julia Barretto in 2013.
She also played as a'third wheel' on Kathniel's second chapter of the teleserye 'Got to Believe'
Liza's first role as lead actress was her character in 'Forevermore'.
This is also her first teleserye with Enrique Gil.
Because of the success of their tandem,she was given more projects with lead roles.
2. Arci Muñoz
Arci started her acting career after Starstruck with kontrabida roles in the Kapuso network.
She played as villain in Princess Charming (2007), Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso (2007), Maging Akin Ka Lamang (2008), Ngayon at Kailanman (2009), and Langit sa Piling Mo (2010).
Her first lead role was with TV5's Felina: Prinsesa ng mga Pusa (2012) and Undercover (2013).
Arci became a Kapamilya in 2015 where she was given more lead roles in Pasion de Amor and Magpahanggang Wakas.
She is set to have a movie with Piolo Pascual.
3. Katrina Halili
Katrina is one of the country's most effective 'kontrabida'.
Right after her stint on Starstruck, Katrina was already labeled as villain in different teleseryes making the lives of the main character more miserable.
In 2008, she was given her first lead role with the teleserye, 'Magdusa ka.'
4. Erich Gonzales
After her journey from Star Circle quest, she was given projects with supporting roles.
She was first seen in the teleseryes 'Mga Anghel na walang langit' and Calla Lily.
Erich also became a third wheel for Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson's teleserye 'Sana Maulit Muli'.
She was given her first major break for the a TV adaptation of Dina Bonnivie's movie, 'Katorse'
Recently, another acting challenge was given to Erich for she plays 3 roles in her latest latest Teleserye, 'The Blood Sisters' on ABS-CBN.
5. Jodi Sta. Maria
Though Jodi already played major roles in her teenage years in Tabing Ilog, still it was not considered as a lead one.
Jodi was also considered as one of the effective 'kontrabidas' as she played the role of 'Amor Powers' in the remake of 'Pangako Sayo'.
Aside from being 'Amor Powers', Jodi also played as a main villain for Claudine Barretto and Piolo Pascual's teleserye, 'Walang Kapalit'.
In 2012, Jodi achieved the lead role status for being 'Yaya Maya' in the daytime series ' Be careful with my heart' that ran for two years.
Currently, she plays two totally different roles in her latest daytime series 'Sana dalawa ang puso' with Robin Padilla and Richard Yap.
6. Julia Montes
Julia's first major break in showbiz was with Mara Clara back in 2010, where she was given a positive feedback.
She played the iconic role of 'Clara', the serye's kontrabida originally played by Gladys Reyes.
Two years after, she was given a lead role as she played as the leading lady of Coco Martin in the hit Teleserye, 'Walang Hanggan'.
She now top-bills the afternoon teleserye, 'Asintado'
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