Andrea Torres and Mikael Daez have waited long enough. Now is the time to look out for each other’s star to shine bright in the biz.
Mikael and Andrea: ready for their close-ups
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.
There was a time when the cheers of the fans were for the lead stars. Mikael and Andrea are now the center of attention and getting the well-deserved adulation of the crowds.
“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. 😉
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The 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival will open on Christmas Day, December 25, but this early, one of the official entries is already creating waves in the industry. “ROSARIO” – a period film about a woman ahead of her time – is the first directorial job of actor Albert Martinez (credited here as Alberto P. Martinez). Just watching the trailer gave me the impression that this is going to be an excellent movie that any Pinoy can be proud of. Its lead star – Jennylyn Mercado – is sure to zoom in the star chart and will very likely win her first Best Actress award ever.
According to Wikipedia: “Based on a true story and set in one of the most colorful periods in Philippine history, ROSARIO is destined to be a modern masterpiece in Philippine filmmaking. It is a monumental yet intimate portrait of a woman’s emancipation and the sometimes painful consequencesof following one’s desires.”
“ROSARIO” is the official entry of Cinemabuhay & Studio 5 in the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival. Directed by Alberto P. Martinez. Starring: Jennylyn Mercado, Sid Lucero, Yul Servo, Isabel Oli, Jerould Aceron, and Dennis Trillo. With the special participation of Philip Salvador, Eula Valdez, Rita Avila, Ricky Davao, and Dolphy.
Watch out for it! 😉
There will be a special double feature screening of Adolf Alix’s Muli (with the controversial intimate scenes of Cogie Domingo & Sid Lucero) and Joven Tan’s Magdamag (with another controversial scene from actress Rita Avila & Edgar Allan Guzman) this coming Friday, August 13 at the Cine Adarna of the UP Film Center. Tickets are discounted if you’ll watch both flicks.
Contact the numbers above or show up for the scheduled screening on Friday! 😉