Anne Curtis spearheads Philippine adaptation of popular K-drama ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ with a focus on mental health.



Anne Curtis makes teleserye comeback after 10 years in Filipino adaptation of South Korean drama

The much-anticipated Filipino adaptation of the hit South Korean drama “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” will mark Anne Curtis’ return to teleseryes after a decade. Curtis will take on the lead role of Emilia “Mia” Hernandez, a children’s book author with an anti-social personality disorder.

During the project announcement at the Dolphy Theater in ABS-CBN Studios, Curtis expressed her excitement for the role, stating, “It’s definitely worth it. I wouldn’t have accepted the project if I didn’t feel it was worth leaving my family for a bit to shoot. When they offered this to me, it was an instant yes because I love the original. I couldn’t let it pass.”

Curtis revealed that after watching the series in 2021, she immediately expressed her desire to do a Filipino version of “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” to her manager. The adaptation will also star Joshua Garcia and Carlo Aquino, portraying characters originally played by Kim Soo Hyun and Oh Jung Se in the Korean version.

The series, directed by Mae Cruz-Alviar and with Henry King Quitain as creative producer, will incorporate Filipino elements into the storyline. Filming will take place in Negros province and Iloilo City, with the series set to be available on Netflix soon.

One of the core themes of the show will be mental health, exploring the different aspects of it through the characters’ journeys. When asked about when it’s okay not to be okay, the cast and crew emphasized the importance of acknowledging and accepting one’s emotions.

The Filipino adaptation of “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” represents a significant milestone for Anne Curtis, marking her return to the small screen in a role that promises to captivate audiences with its unique storyline and powerful performances.

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