Agua Bendita just started showing at ABS-CBN this week. Z and I are already hooked. We really can’t get enough of Agua Bendita. We’re so “bitin” every time 30-minute timeslot is up and to think we were so saddened by the ending of the long running teleserye, May Bukas Pa. Now, we don’t mind at all.
If you missed the opening of Agua Bendita here’s the plot to get you instantly updated.
The story begins with the strange pregnancy of Celeste, the wife of Dr. Cristi, a well-respected doctor. While pregnant, Celeste develops a strange liking for holy water. Such is her thirst that Dr. Cristi ends up stealing holy water from church fonts. A shock awaits the couple once Celeste gives birth: while one of their new twin daughters is a normal, beautiful child, their other daughter is a transparent being with a gel-like appearance. The only time she looks normal is when she is submerged in water. Dr. Cristi names the normal daughter Bendita, and the other Agua.
Right now, Agua Bendita still features the younger version which is played by Xyriel Anne Manabat who plays both Agua and Bendita. I’m sure Z would be crushed to know that soon Xyriel will be replaced by Andi Eigenmann. Anyway, I was curious who the young Agua Bendita was. I found her Friendster account and her profile,
HELLO PO AKO PO SI XYRIEL. AKO PO YUNG C BEA SA MAY BUKAS PA. NAGING YOUNG MARCHELA SA I LOVE BETTY LAFEA. .3RD PLACE DIN PO AKO SA STAR CIRCLE QUEST THE NEXT KIDDIE IDOL!
Andi Eigenmann, the daughter of Jaclyn Jose and Mark Gil, will play the lead role of Agua Bendita. This will be her first lead role and I’m sure this will be a real challenge for her because she will play both Agua and Bendita. I haven’t seen her act yet but judging from her parents I’m sure she must have gotten some valuable points on acting just by watching her mom and dad. Anyway, so many people were commenting how she looks so much like Angel Locsin and see for yourself how similar they look.
Playing both Agua’s love interests would be Matteo Guidicelli and Jason Abalos. Mateo will play the blind Ronnie while Jason will play the poor boy, Paco.
Here is the list of the main characters:
* Andi Eigenmann as Agua Cristi/Bendita Cristi
* Matteo Guidicelli as Ronnie
* Jason Abalos as Paco Barrameda
* Vina Morales as Mercedes Montenegro-Cristi
* John Estrada as Dr. Marcial Cristi
* Alessandra de Rossi as Elena
* Dimples Romana as Criselda Barrameda
* Pilar Pilapil as Donya Amalia Montenegro
* Carlos Agassi as Baldo Barrameda
* Jason Gainza
* Malou Crisologo as Tonyang
* Malou De Guzman
* Bing Loyzaga
* Kris Martinez
* Pen Medina as Padre Guido
* Xyriel Anne Manabay as Young Agua/Bendita
Obviously, the villains here would be the Bendita and Donya Amalia, the grandma. I also heard that their mother, Celeste, played by Vina Bonnevie would die eventually and by some twist of fate Agua and Bendita’s roles would be reversed in the end. Pretty exciting, huh? So stay tuned and watch the newest teleserye that would surely hook you, Agua Bendita.