Carmi Martin Leaves GMA 7 for a Villain Role in ABS-CBN’s TV Series

Carmi Martin explains why she could not accept ABS-CBN shows in the past.

Carmi is set to play a villain character in ABS-CBN’s afternoon series The Better Half.

She described her character as like ‘Leila de Lima’ who will affect the lives of the show’s main characters.

The new teleserye is set to air today February 13.

Carmi Martin returns to ABS-CBN after more than two years for the upcoming afternoon series ‘The Better Half.’

In an interview during the press conference of the teleserye, the 53-year-old actress said that the Kapamilya network had been giving her offers that tempted her to say yes.

However, at that time, she was doing the GMA-7 sitcom Ismol Family, which was topbilled by Carla Abellana and Ryan Agoncillo.

When Ismol Family ended in November 2016, Carmi finally said yes to this Kapamilya show that will air its pilot episode on Monday, February 13, after It’s Showtime.

The offer is too good to refuse because of the character whom she describes as like ‘Leila de Lima,’ Carmi said.

Her character in the ‘Better Half,’ as the main villain will also affect the lives of the four main characters: Camille (Shaina Magdayao), Bianca (Denise Laurel), Rafael (JC De Vera), and Marco (Carlo Aquino).

Carmi is the head of a drug syndicate. Her role will affect the lives of the two women.

She is just so grateful for being a comedian for two years and a half.

Carmi revealed that she has yet to tape her scenes for The Better Half. Maybe next week, she said.

The actress, who is known for doing ‘kontrabida’ roles on TV, also said that she missed playing these kinds of roles.

Her last teleserye was ‘MariMar’ in 2015 wherein she played a kind character.

Meanwhile, Carmi’s last kontrabida role was in the afternoon series Moon of Desire, which was also aired on ABS-CBN in 2014. It was also her last project in the Kapamilya network.

Carmi is known as one of the veteran actors who enjoys the luxury of doing projects in both ABS-CBN and GMA.

She is known as part of the long-running sitcom Abangan Ang Susunod na Kabanata in ABS-CBN, which ran from 1991 to 1997.

Carmi’s first foray into teleseryes happened in GMA where she played the villain in Ikaw na Sana (1997) starring Angelu de Leon, Gladys Reyes, and Bobby Andrews.