“KINIKILIG ako, siyempre. It’s a big project,” revealed multi-talented Kapuso actress Megan Young when asked about her reaction when she found out that she was going to breathe new life into the well-loved character of Mari Mar.

Despite feeling nervous, the Kapuso actress doesn’t let the nerves get to her and instead turns them into an excitement which she can use in preparing for the role. “Acting wise, nagwo-workshop na kami nila Tom [Rodriguez] and Lauren [Young]. May dance and diving lessons din para siyempre mas magawa natin ng tama.

Excited lang talaga ako. Sine-set aside ko na lang ang kaba.”

Megan also admitted that she can relate to the character of Mari Mar. In an interview, Megan recalls her experience before she was hailed as Miss World 2013: “Si Mari Mar kasi, she’s like any other Pinay who strives for the best. Isa siyang hard worker. Gagawin niya ang lahat para makuha ang mga pangarap niya. Ganoon din ako, kahit sinabi ng iba dati na baka matalo ako sa pageant… I put that aside kasi ito ang gusto ko. Manalo, matalo at least nagawa ko. Si Mari Mar ganoon din na kahit mag-fail siya, in the end she’ll make sure na ‘yung failure na ‘yun ay magiging encouragement sa kanya to strive for the better.”

Under the helm of Dominic Zapata, Mari Mar is set to thrill the viewers this August in GMA Telebabad. (PR)