Thursday, March 31, 2011

Melissa Ricks, thankful for landing a lead role in 'Nasaan Ka Elisa?' | 'Nasaan Ka Elisa' Cast'

Topbilling her first solo drama series in "Nasaan ka Elisa", Kapamilya actress Melissa Ricks expressed her gratitude to her network for giving her a big break.

"Sobrang thankful ako kasi in many years I've never been asked to do a lead role. With this new show sobrang overwhelming yung feeling and sobrang saya ako kasi hindi ko inexpect talaga."

Melissa Ricks takes a lead role in "Nasaan ka Elisa" | Photo courtesy of Google Images

Melisa Ricks also revealed that her role in the Chilean drama series remake is very different from the past roles she has portrayed.

"This project is way different from anything I've done before talaga. Lahat ng hindi ko ginagawa dati eh lalabas dito sa 'Nasaan Ka Elisa," the actress said.

Joining Melissa in the afternoon dramaserye are the following:

* Melissa Ricks as Elisa Altamira
* Albert Martinez as Mariano Altamira
* Agot Isidro as Dana Altamira
* Eric Fructuoso as Bruno De Silva
* Vina Morales as Cecile Altamira-Caceres
* Christopher Roxas as Joey Rincon
* Mickey Ferriols as Vivian Altamira-Rincon
* Franco Daza as Santi Rincon
* Isabella De Leon as Cristine Altamira
* Alexa Ilacad as Ella Altamira
* Aldred Gatchalian as Eduard Caceres
* Joem Bascon as Cristobal Rivas
* Desiree Del Valle as Giselle Santillian
* Allen Dizon as Nick
* Wendy Valdez

Here is the synopsis of "Nasaan ka Elisa" courtesy of Wikipedia:

Elisa, (Melissa Ricks) a beautiful and rich teenager and the eldest daughter of Mariano (Albert Martinez) and Dana Altamira (Agot Isidro). One night, after Mariano's party, Elisa insisted her father to go out with her younger sister, Cristine (Isabella De Leon) and her cousins, Santi (Franco Daza) and Eduardo (Aldred Gatchalian). They go to a local club where there is a party being held there. The three, except Elisa soon get drunk. When Dana and Vivian (Mickey Ferriols) come to fetch them, they see that they are drunk and find out that Elisa is now missing. The investigators, Cristobal (Joem Bascon) and Giselle (Desiree Del Valle) investigate and they find a list of names of people who might have kidnapped Elisa, including her family members (aunts, uncles, cousins), her friends and classmates and went to the places where Elisa used to go to. Will they find where Elisa is? Who is the one who kidnapped Elisa? Will the mystery behind the disappearance of Elisa be revealed?

"Nasaan Ka Elisa" started airing on ABS-CBN on March 21.