- Netizens are doing a big favor for ‘Kara Mia’
- ‘Kara Mia’ stars Barbie Forteza and Mika dela Cruz
- The cast and believe “good or bad publicity is still publicity” for their show ‘Kara Mia’
Kara Mia is expected to start airing this February 2019 in GMA Network’s Telebabad block. Also part of the TV series are Jak Roberto, Paul Salas, Carmina Villaroel, Glydel Mercado, John Estrada, Alicia Alonzo, and Gina Pareno.
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Kara Mia stars are still optimistic about the attention that they have received from the netizens.
When the Kapuso network released a teaser for Kara Mia, netizens made memes out of the lead characters who have two faces but share the same body.
PEP.ph and select reporters were able to ask for Mika and Barbie’s reaction during the Kara Mia press launch held last January 24 at LAZAT Restaurant in Quezon City.
Mika first said with a laugh, “Diyos ko, nakakatawa! Kung ganito ba kakaiba yung project at hindi nila pinansin, kabahan tayo. Kung, ‘Ay, dalawang ulo, dedma,’ mahirap yun.”
In fact, she and her fellow cast members even exchange memes in their conversations.
“Actually, nagpapasahan kami lagi. May bago na naman, nakakatawa! Yung mukha mo, bakit ganun! Tapos ako, nakakainis kasi yung mukha ko, sana mas maganda, nakangiti ako! Sana mas maayos yung naplaster kung saan saan. Wala naman po akong problema so, nakaka-entertain. Alam naman po natin, matataba ang mga utak ng mga Pinoy, so goodluck na lang po, keep up the good work, guys!”
Despite the mixed reactions from netizens, they feel that the teaser sparked curiosity among them.
Mika said about this, “Nakakatuwa kasi siguro sa ngayon, pinagtatawanan nila or dina-doubt nila, or binababa nila na, ‘Ano ba yung ginagawa niyo?’ Pero naniniwala kami na kapag nakita nila, dahil naintriga sila, dadating ang isang araw na kahit bully-bullyhin niyo pa ang Kara Mia, o dedma-dedmahin niyo, dadating ang isang araw na, ‘Tingnan ko nga!’ Kahit for the sake na ma-entertain sila at makikita nilang maganda yung story, lilipat din kayo sa amin. Magugustuhan niyo rin! Naniniwala po kami na malaman yung story and worth panoorin, worth bigyan ng story.”
Barbie shared how she feels about the netizens coming up with their own memes on Kara and Mia doing their daily tasks and other personal things.
“Ang galing, ang galing nang naiisip nilang ideas kasi kahit kami, yun yung tanong naming dalawa ni Mika sa istorya namin! Paano maligo, paano matulog, paano mag-drive, paano ma-in love? Lahat sila ganun din yung concern nila. At saka yung mga memes, yung mga trailer, ang gagaling! Pinag-e-effortan talaga nila, at saka feeling ko inaabangan din talaga nila yung Kara Mia. Kaya nakakatuwa kasi na hindi pa man din kami pinapalabas, kalat na kalat na sa Facebook ang Kara Mia na wala kaming ginagawa, puro sila lang.”
But was she offended with the people’s comments about their show?
Barbie answered, “Hindi naman po. Sabi nga po ni Miss Hazel [Abonita, program manager], good or bad publicity is still publicity. Ibig sabihin, pinag-uusapan, yung atensyon nasa amin. So good or bad, we take it, kung anuman yon.”