Helen makes her big-screen comeback
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - December 22, 2011 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Helen Gamboa makes her much-awaited comeback to the big screen in the upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival horror Segunda Mano. The multi-awarded actress plays mother to Box-Office Queen of Horror Kris Aquino. Produced by Star Cinema, AgostoDos Pictures and MJM, the movie also stars Dingdong Dantes and Angelica Panganiban.

In Segunda Mano, Helen plays Adela. After the tragic death of her younger daughter Marie, Adela grieved so much that she unintentionally lost affection for her other child Mabel, played by Kris. But now that Mabel is haunted by a seemingly vengeful ghost, Adela knows that she cannot stand to lose her remaining daughter. Is Adela ready to make the ultimate sacrifice to save Mabel?

Helen started as a singer back in the ’60s where she recorded best-selling albums. She immediately crossed over to the big screen starring in numerous musical films that earned her the recognition as one of the earliest multi-media stars. She later went on to leave a mark in the industry as a dramatic actress for bagging many awards notably in the movies Araw-Araw, Gabi-Gabi and Bagong Bayani: The Flor Contemplacion Story.

Although now that Helen enjoys her life as wife to Sen. Tito Sotto with their children and grandchildren, she stills values her craft as an actress. That’s why she never hesitates whenever a great project is offered to her, just like the top-rating 2009 teleserye Tayong Dalawa. “Hindi naman ako pinagbabawalan. Alam naman nila na passion ko talaga ito. Never naman naging bawal sa akin ang showbiz,” she explained.

In 2012, Helen will be seen in the star-studded ABS-CBN teleserye Walang Hanggan where she will play the sister of Susan Roces and the mother of Richard Gomez. Walang Hanggan also stars Dawn Zulueta, Rita Avila, Joem Bascon, Melissa Ricks, Paulo Avelino, Julia Montes and Coco Martin.

Segunda Mano opens Dec. 25 in theaters nationwide.

ADELA BOX-OFFICE QUEEN OF HORROR KRIS AQUINO DAWN ZULUETA DINGDONG DANTES AND ANGELICA PANGANIBAN FLOR CONTEMPLACION STORY GABI-GABI AND BAGONG BAYANI HELEN GAMBOA IN SEGUNDA MANO MABEL SEGUNDA MANO WALANG HANGGAN
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