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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Aug 25, 2012

Andrea Torres Says She Deserves To Be Given A Starring Role In 'Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga'

ANDREA TORRES couldn’t believe it when told she’d star in her own soap, “Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga”. Some people think stardom was given to her on a silver platter and she doesn't deserve stardom yet but she’d like to make it clear that she has paid her dues.

“I’d like to think na pinaghirapan ko ito,” she says. “Seven years na ako sa showbiz, before I was given this break.”

Born as Andrea Elizabeth Torres on May 4, 1990, her first foray into showbiz was as a TV commercial model and part of the ABS-CBN youth show “Qpids” when she was only 15 in 2005. She then became a co-host in GMA-7’s “Ka-Blog” from 2008 to 2010. She took up communication arts in UST and also did supporting roles in movies like “Shake, Rattle & Roll 9”, “Manay Po 2”, “You to Me Are Everything” and “Loving You”. She was noticed by GMA execs in “My Beloved” where she first appeared with Mikael Daez, now her leading man in “Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga”, a remake of a 2002 primetime soap.

So how’s it working with Mikael? “Masaya kasi he’s articulate, masarap kausap. And I’m glad people say maganda ang chemistry namin together, which is very important for our love team and our show to work. I’ll play the role of Cecilia, played by Tanya Garcia in the original, and he’ll be Carlos Miguel, played by Dingdong Dantes. Later, I’ll play dual roles kasi kokopyahin ng kontrabidang si Olga, played by Chynna Ortaleza, ang mukha ko. It’s a very challenging role but with the help of our director, Dick Lindayag, and Rita Avila who plays my mom, I’m confident I’d be able to give justice to my two roles.”