Julia Barretto and Enrique Gil (MNS Photo)

Julia Barretto and Enrique Gil (MNS Photo)

Shooting has begun for the much-awaited television series to be headlined by teen actress Julia Barretto for ABS-CBN.

Contrary to earlier reports, Barretto will now be paired with Enrique Gil.

In a post on the micro-blogging site Twitter, Dreamscape publicity head Eric John Salut confirmed the news, saying it’s time for Gil to share what he knows as an actor.

“Pay it forward ang showbiz. How Coco (Martin) helped Julia (Montes). How Julia helped Quen (Gil). And now, it’s Quen’s turn to help,” he said.

Salut also posted a picture of Gil during his first taping day for the series on Monday morning.

Aside from Gil, singer-actor Sam Concepcion was also tapped to join the fantasy series.

“Happy that @sam_concepcion gets his biggest leading man break in #MiraBella. The guy has got so much talent,” Salut said.

Reportedly set to join ABS-CBN’s primetime block, “MiraBella” is directed by Erick Salud (“Aryana,” “May Isang Pangarap”) and Jerome Pobocan (“Mara Clara,” “May Bukas Pa”).

The series also stars Gloria Diaz, Mylene Dizon, Pokwang and John Lapus. No target airing date has been announced. (MNS)