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Is JC Santos ready for a ‘mistress’ role as he volunteers to portray such in the PH adaptation of British drama ‘Doctor Foster’?

The mistress is a lady role but, if JC fits the ‘mold,’ why not? It will surely be a good twist.

After the successful adaptation of South Korean’s, The World of Married, the award-winning British drama Doctor Foster will soon have its Filipino version. ABS-CBN recently announced its partnership with BBC Studios for the production of the series.

With this, the search for artists who will play as the wife and mistress is on. Many Netizens suggested names of actresses that fit the role, JC Santos himself, however, volunteered to play the ‘mistress.’



The deal between BBC Studios and ABS-CBN–marks the Philippines as the sixth international market to acquire Doctor Foster’s script. It followed suit with other countries like South Korea, France, Russia, Turkey, and India.

The mistress is a lady role but, if JC fits the ‘mold,’ why not? It will surely be a good twist.

In 2016, JC played a similar role when he got offered to play as a gay, as the third party of James Reid and Nadine Lustre in the ABS-CBN series Till I Met You. In the said series, Ali (JC) fell in love with Basti (James) but eventually decided to let go after realizing that Basti and Iris (Nadine) truly loved each other.

JC discovered his talent in acting when he was still studying at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, where he was a theatre actor at Dulaang UP. He then became a performer at the Hong Kong Disneyland and Universal Studios Singapore. 

In 2014, he finally decided to pursue a TV acting career.

In January 2020, JC confirmed that he is married to his high school crush Shyleena Herrera since September 2019. Two months after, he introduced his daughter River Altheia.



Currently, JC is set to star in a movie with Janine Gutierrez entitled, “Dito at Doon”.

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