WeTV will be launching its original Malay-language comedy-drama series titled “Villa Kristal”. Helmed by renowned directors Kabir Bhatia and Jason Chong, the comedy series will be airing 13 episodes exclusively on the streaming service.
“Villa Kristal” follows the life of a naive wannabe-novelist Hani, who goes undercover as a politician’s daughter-in-law to dig out spicy and scandalous secrets, as well as domestic affairs of Rose and her friends Angel and Diana. She inadvertently stumbles into a murder investigation of a property tycoon, thus, throwing her into a whirlwind adventure with the girls.
To get you all you fans geared up, let’s get to know the all-female main characters headlining this series:
Mimi Lana as Hani
Mimi Lana launched her acting career in 2013, before gaining public notice as Luna in the 2016 romantic TV series “Sein dan Luna”. Mimi continued to pave her path until she made her first debut on silver screen through the box office hit, “Pusaka” (2019) which has grossed over RM 11 million after 18 days of theatrical release!
In the series, the 26-year-old actress takes on the role as Hani. She is a blogger-turned novelist who moves into Villa Kristal with nothing but a laptop. She manages to enter the lives of the elite, and inadvertently gets entangled in a murder mystery of a wealthy tycoon.
Mawar Rashid as Rose
The “Dewi Remaja” alum plays Rose in “Villa Kristal”. In the series, Rose is a former child-actress and an influencer of declining popularity. She’s also the second wife of a celebrity Muslim preacher. Her sole focus is to be an obedient wife to her spouse, in hopes to regain a fan base on social media.
When asked to point out the similiarites between her and her character, Mawar told us, “I don’t see much difference between Rose and Mawar. At first I thought, ‘Are they stalking me?’ She’s spoiled, the crew wanted Rose to be spoiled, so I was just myself. Both of us are very caring. I’m so caring towards everybody. Even to those who I just met!
“As for the difference, I think Rose is too honest and straightforward. And since this is a comedy series, she tends to do funny things,” the 26-year-old hijabi added during the chat.
Tiz Zaqyah as Diana
As one of the more experienced actors in the list, Tiz (full name Siti Zaqyah Abdul Razak) has appeared in numerous films, dramas, as well as television and magazine advertisements. Her major breakthrough was in the 2009 series “Nur Kasih” (directed by Kabir Bhatia) and she rose to fame for playing the role of Nur Amina alongside Remy Ishak, Fizz Fairuz and Sharifah Sofia.
In “Villa Kristal”, the 33-year-old actress stars as Diana, a lady boss who often conceals her sense of loneliness. She’s also portrayed as the lover of Idris (Tony Eusoff), a married businessman who fulfils all her needs. Everything’s peachy, until tragedy strikes upon her.
Jasmine Suraya Chin as Angel
The stunning bombshell plays the character Angel in “Villa Kristal”. Angel is stewardess-turn yoga teacher, cosplayer and to top it all off, she is also a mistress of the character Robin (played by Alvin Wong). She also offers advice on luring and flirting with men.
So what were some of the most interesting moments that took place behind the scene? Jasmine said, “There was this one scene where I wore like a full-on Catwoman suit. I had to jump on top of a moving car. It was a very funny action scene honestly. Because Angel is someone who really enjoys cosplaying. At that time. we were trying to spy on someone. I was wearing my ninja outfit, then I had to jump on a moving car.”
The stunning starlet continued, “There was also this one scene, where Mimi (Lana) and I were struggling, because I wanted to reveal something, but she didn’t let me. We were both fighting but I think the scene itself was comedic.”
We absolutely can’t wait to see these strong, independent and powerful women take center stage! Watch the teaser clip here:
“Villa Kristal” will be available for streaming on WeTV soon. Stay tuned! ;)
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