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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.

May 4, 2019


ANDREA TORRES feels proud and honored to be chosen as Derek Ramsay’s leading lady in his first drama series with GMA Network, “The Better Woman”.  “I’ve seen Derek in his hit movies before, but I never thought magkakaroon ng chance na maging magkatambal kami someday kasi taga-ibang network siya,” says Andrea. “But now that he’s also a Kapuso, I’m glad to be given the chance na ako ang maging unang katambal niya sa first soap na gagawin niya sa GMA, ‘The Better Woman’. Nag-meet na kami sa look test and pictorial namin and he’s very nice to work with. Walang ere, very accommodating kaya comfortable ako agad sa kanya and I can see na magkakasundo kami agad once the taping of our show has started.”

Andrea has starred solo in her own daytime teleseryes, including “Sana ay Ikaw na Nga”, “Lihim ni Annasandra”, “The Millionaire’s Wife” and “With a Smile”. In primetime, she was seen as one of the leading ladies of Dingdong Dantes in “Alyas Robin Hood” and also appeared with Alden Richards in “Victor Magtanggol”. “The Better Woman” with Derek is really one of her biggest assignments on GMA Telebabad as she plays the title role no less.

Derek himself says he’s happy to be working with Andrea. “Dito sa look test, you get to see the other side of Andrea which, to me, is very very important,” he adds. “If you want to build a strong bond with your leading lady, you should know who she really is, both her showbiz side and her real side. It’s easy to see that Andrea is the kind of co-star who can be easy to get along with.”

Is Andrea ready to do sexy love scenes with Derek? “Oo naman. Nang ilatag sa amin yung project, we became aware of what’s expected from us and as an actress, doing love scenes comes with the territory. More than the love scenes, though, I’m more worried about the heavy dramatic scenes. I know si Derek has won best actor awards kaya magaling talaga siya at ayoko namang mapahiya sa kanya.”

Physically, she is also preparing for the role. “Panay nga ang work out ko to make sure na when they require me to show some skin, hindi naman ako mapapahiya. We all know si Derek is in very good shape kaya dapat, in fine form din ako when we shoot our daring scenes together. I promised to GMA na gagawin ko ang lahat for our new show and I’ll make sure that I will give justice to the role that they have assigned to me.”