Kate Valdez: From villain to protagonist role a test of her mettle as an actress

Because of her keen facial features, Kate Valdez found herself being associated with maldita-type characters. She played them well. And so she continued getting such roles.

But while she has learned to appreciate and enjoy being a contravida over time, the GMA 7 talent still hoped to play the familiar meek and distressed protagonist. It would be a challenge, she thought—a test of her mettle as an actress.

In her new soap opera, “Unica Hija,” Kate finally got her wish. “In the past shows I did, I was the villain—ako ‘yung nang-aapi, nananakit at nagtataray. But now I’m the one being tormented. That’s the big adjustment I have to make,” she said at a recent Zoom conference fo…

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