Mercedes Cabral shines in Kuwaiti soap opera - Filipino Journal

Mercedes Cabral shines in Kuwaiti soap opera

Mercedes Cabral shines in Kuwaiti soap opera

Actress Mercedes Cabral is winning the hearts of Middle East TV audiences with her remarkable performance on “Saq Al Bamboo (The Bamboo Stalk),” a Kuwaiti soap opera based on the novel by journalist Saud Alsanousi.

Kuwaiti audiences swamped social media with admirations for Cabral’s performance as Josephine, a woman who left her poor family in the Philippines to work as a maid in Kuwait. It was Filipino producer Sarah Pagcaliwagan-Brakensiek who introduced Mercedes to the producers. The show is produced by Sabbah Pictures and airs on Al-Rai TV and MBC Drama in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Dubai in United Arab Emirates, and other parts of the Middle East. Prior to “Saq Al Bamboo,” the 29-year-old actress also starred in various overseas projects including the Danish film “Rosita,” Park Chan-wook’s thriller “Thirst,” and in Isaac Julien’s film “Playtime” alongside American actor James Franco.