“Kung siya ang multo, matatakot ka ba?” asks the Facebook page of “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho“ about Pauline Mendoza, who plays the role of Criselda for GMA series “Kambal Karibal.”
See, this angelic and beautiful young actress actually plays a vengeful ghost for the series. Many netizens remarked that outside her role as Criselda, Pauline Mendoza actually resembles an “anghel sa lupa” instead of a white lady. However, her superb acting chops makes her portrayal of the role convincing and believable. It is such a big break for the young actress, who impressively did not have to audition for the role at all.
She told Philippine Entertainment Portal:
“Natuwa po ako kasi hindi ko na po kailangan mag-audition for the role of Criselda.
“Kasi malaki raw ang hawig ko kay Bianca Umali who will play my twin sister Crisanta.
“Pinagtabi po kami at nakita nila ang maraming similarities namin. Kaya binigay na sa akin ang role na Criselda.
“It’s the biggest break so far para po sa akin kaya thank you, Lord!”
It was probably a gamble for the network to go with Pauline Mendoza, who has only handled supporting roles thus far. She is proving to be a great pick, though, as she is always game for the challenge:
“Yung first taping day namin nila Bianca at Miguel, mabigat na agad.
“Kinunan po kami sa isang bangin na hinahatak ko si Bianca.
“Kami po ang gumawa ng stunt na iyon. Walang po kaming dobol.”
Aside from being a breakthrough actress, Pauline also serves as an inspiration for young people to know and understand the value of education. See, this girl perseveres to do good in school on top of building her showbiz career:
She is currently graduating Grade 12, and is planning to take up Architecture as her college course:
“Kakayanin ko po na ipagsabay ang acting, modeling at school.
“Kung yung ibang mga artista po nakayang gawin iyon, kaya rin po natin siguro iyon,” she said.
What an inspiration!
What can you say about Pauline’s acting in Kambal Karibal? Do you think she deserves the role despite not having to audition for it? Let us know in the comments section below!