I’ve always felt good for showbiz personalities who get their much-anticipated big breaks after waiting in the wings long enough and paying their dues by taking on projects which tend to pigeon-hole their talents in supporting roles one after another. Such is the case of GMA-7 exclusive artists Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres.
Prior to their rise to lead status in the upcoming GMA-7 teleserye remake “Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga” (literally translated to English as “Hope It’s Really You”), they spent their time playing featured characters to the likes of Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera (in “My Beloved” and “Amaya“) and even the relative newbie Kylie Padilla (in “Blusang Itim“). It was probably the network’s way of testing their patience. And it paid off, quite handsomely I must say. Afternoon Prime is a treasured block of GMA-7 since all its soaps airing from 3pm-6:30pm are constant top-raters, aside from making its stars more popular and bringing them closer to the masses.“Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga” will ‘make-or-break’ Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres. But I can confidently say that it will ‘make’ them more than spoil their respective bids for stardom. The handsome-looking loveteam is working non-stop to promote the soap, making guest appearances whenever possible and gracing a string of network-sponsored regional caravans to insure its success. Of course, it goes without saying that they are also pouring a big chunk of their time taping with the well-assembled supporting cast of actors and actresses which include Gabby Eigenmann, Chynna Ortaleza, Rita Avila, Jestoni Alarcon and Ynna Asistio.
Watch out for “Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga” which will start airing this coming Monday, September 3, on the second slot of GMA-7’s Afternoon Prime at around 3:45PM. ;-)