Tuesday, March 24, 2009
A headstrong girl finds happiness in cooking but her family disapproves of this line of work. She travels to Venice to follow her dreams, accompanied by her childhood friend. The female aspiring cook meets a rich young man and they spend the night together, causing her to become pregnant.
She keeps her pregnancy a secret from the father but she meets him again just as he is about to open a restaurant. The rich entrepreneur offers her a job as a chef. Can their love bloom again as they work together or will Jillian pick her loyal childhood friend?
This is the plot of the Koreanovela Only You, which will be the second SBS Korean drama series to be remade by ABS-CBN. It will star Angel Locsin, Sam Milby, and Diether Ocampo, with key scenes to be shot in South Korea. Only You will be directed by Rory Quintos (the same director of Angel and Piolo Pascual's movie Love Me Again).
In May 2008 , the Kapamilya Network created the local version of another Koreanovela titled My Girl starring Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson.
During the March 22 episode of Sharon, the three lead stars talked with host Sharon Cuneta regarding their roles in the Philippine version of this Koreanovela.
Angel, who was previously part of the teleserye Lobo, is cast as Jillian. "Siya po ay babaeng laging pumapalpak pero pagdating sa pagluluto, everything is perfect," says the female actress about her character. "Pero ayaw siyang suportahan ng pamilya niya kaya nagpunta siya sa Korea para mag-aral magluto. Pagbalik ko sa Pilipinas, may pangalan na ako."
Sam Milby is cast as TJ and he owns the restaurant where Jillian works. Meanwhile, Diether plays Jonathan, a childhood friend of Jillian who is secretly in love with her.
Diet describes his role by saying, "Pareho kami ni Angel na mahilig magluto pero di ko sinasabi na may gusto ako sa kanya."
Angel and Diether will be staying for about three weeks in Korea this April while Sam will follow a week later. The singer-actor will be touring countries abroad for the Hearthrobs concert with Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, and Pokwang.