Bianca, Miguel in new soap
After the highly successful run of Once Upon a Kiss, Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix are back on the screen with Maybe This Time due for airing on the last quarter of the year.
“Of course, we’re so happy with this development,” says Bianca. “I’m grateful to GMA for entrusting us with a new show. We’ve started taping already and it’s going on smoothly. The idea of working with Miguel once again in the next months is simply fun. It’s also worth-citing that here in our new soap, our characters are more intense as compared to the previous ones we breathed life to.”
“That’s true!” seconds Miguel. “If in Once Upon a Kiss, there were lots of sweet and light moments, here in Maybe This Time, there are exciting twists and require us to give a more serious, competent and mature portrayal. In fact, Bianca and I had to undergo acting workshops to turn in adequate performances. As I’ve said, our roles here are more challenging. They face various obstacles as young adults. It’s pretty interesting.”
Many of their supporters ask if here in Maybe This Time they’ll officially witness their initial screen kiss since in Once Upon a Kiss, it was just very light.
“Honestly, we don’t know yet. But if you’ll ask if we are already prepared to do an intimate scene, we don’t think we are; maybe, not at this point. But what we can promise the fans is that the sweet and ‘kilig’ scenes are double as compared before. That’s for sure,” states Bianca.
They were among the select young stars who received the German Moreno Youth Achievement Award in the recently-concluded 63rd FAMAS Awards. How did it feel?
“We’re proud, definitely!” avers Miguel. “Not everyone is chosen to be the recipient of this prestigious recognition. Bianca and I are thankful for the award. It came as a surprise,” ends Miguel.
On the hot rumor circulating that he and lady love Jennylyn Mercado are currently facing rough times, Dennis Trillo explains, “On the contrary, we’re very much okay! Actually, that issue started when of late some kibitzers on the set of our latest soap My Faithful Husband noticed we are situated on different standby areas during off-cam. But that’s the set-up since we started taping for the program.”
Some find it hard to believe.
“Well, whether they believe it or not, that’s how it is. On the set, the standby areas of male stars are separated from the females. Jen and I just follow the rules.”
Speaking of their chart-topping drama series, there are reports that the Kapuso management plans to extend its run but allegedly, Jen didn’t agree due to their misunderstanding.
“That’s not true! We don’t have any personal trouble whatsoever. The reason why our soap can’t be extended is conflict of schedule. I mean, Jen and I have other projects waiting so an extended run is not possible.”
Their fight and confrontation scenes in My Faithful Husband are very realistic, prompting some to think it happens to them in real life.
“Of course not!” says Dennis. “As I’ve mentioned earlier, Jen and I are fine. Our relationship is going on smoothly. What our characters in My Faithful Husband go through in the story, we don’t experience in reality. Perhaps, Jen and I are just professional with our work. We give it our best shot that’s why our scenes turn out well!”