Since mid-October, there have been several speculations on social media about Jackie Rice’s fate as a Kapuso.
Some believe that she is one of the artists inbound to transfer into the Kapamilya Network. Others speculate that she’s bound to play the iconic Pinay Kontrabida, Valentina, in ABS-CBN’s upcoming fantasy series, Darna.
Netizens have started digging into the meat of the story with some speculating Rice’s transfer into the Kapamilya Network.
The speculations began with a blind item noting a Kapuso artist whose contract with the GMA Network has recently expired.
So nililigawan nga yung aktres to play the role of 🐍 dahil wala na ngang kontrata sa kabilang istasyon.
Nakita daw kasing nakipagdinner with the executives ng dos.
So may bago na naman ba tayong aktres na i-welcome sa Kapamilya? Abangan ❤️💚💙
— ALTStarMagic | #LeniRobredo2022 💗 (@AltStarMagic) October 19, 2021
Some started chiming in that the said artist was also up for the role of Valentina.
— Rainier ❤💚💙 #LabanLeni2022 💗 (@iamrainierg23) October 19, 2021
Kung si JR pwede namang taga ignacia nalang kunin di naman na siya kelangan ng abs sa true lang
— My Nævis We Love You (@QueeNingning_) October 19, 2021
Netizens started guessing that the said artist was Jackie Rice.
— Stream Rose⚘ (@Dorkyungsoo12) October 19, 2021
— ALTAlwina🌷#Lenifor2022 (@BawalAngFlop) October 19, 2021
JR? sino ses?😭
— ً (@macecastiIIo) October 19, 2021
— AltKapamilyanovelas | #LabanLeni2022 (@AltKpmlyNovelas) October 19, 2021
Her possible transfer to the Kapamilya Network and the possibility of her landing the role of Valentina received mixed reactions on social media.
Interesting kung si Jackie Rice nga. Jackie will Rice again hehe. Sayang nga at di sya namaximize ng 7
— rc (@RCX6969) October 19, 2021
May nabasa kong article na si Jackie Rice daw ang gaganap na si Valentina sa Darna. Pero kung hindi sure willing po akong maging Valentina. HAHAHA
— cheersbaby🍻 (@cheersbaby17) October 6, 2021
jackie rice for valentina? true ba?
— _ (@missvsnow) October 15, 2021
Earlier, the Kapamilya Network publicly revealed the cast of Darna. However, one of the most coveted roles for the series remains open, and it is the role of the iconic snake-haired Kontrabida, Valentina.
Although there are a lot of Kapamilya actresses who might land the legendary nemesis of Darna, Rice has a shot at facing the newest Kapamilya on-screen heroine, Jane De Leon.
Her edge among other possible candidates for the character is her experience portraying an antagonist role in GMA Network’s Darna in 2009. Rice took on the persona of Babaeng Demonyita, Helga, when Marian Rivera donned the helm of Darna.