Andrea Torres Andrea Torres

Work serves as therapy for Andrea

July 20, 2021 People's Journal 725 views

ANDREA Torres is proud to be part of “Legal Wives” which was presented to the press last Monday night. It’s really impressive, based on what we’ve seen, epic in its scope and sprawling in its execution. It’s evident that GMA-7 spent a lot for the production. What’s her role in “Legal Wives”?

“My name is Diane San Luis, the only Christian sa three wives in Dennis Trillo as Ismael,” she says. “She loves Ismael and wants their marriage to work, but maraming conflicts at laging nagka-clash ang tatlong wives. They compare how Ishmael is treating them. Lagi kaming nagbabangayan, kami ni Dennis, ng family niya, and the two other girls, sina Alice Dixson and Bianca Umali kasi I cannot understand ‘yung sitwasyon namin.”

She wouldn’t want to be in the same shoes as Diane. “Mahirap for us Christians to understand ‘yung concept ng poligyny, kasi sanay tayo sa monogamy, but in this show, what Dennis did is a selfless act. Kasi ‘yung ginawa niya, it’s their way of helping or saving a person na nabiyuda like Alice o na-rape like Bianca. Eye opener for me doing this show kasi nalaman kong ang Muslims, very family oriented ang culture nila. They stick to their beliefs para makapunta sila sa paradise.”

Why did her character consent to being just one of the wives? “Si Diane, in love talaga siya kay Dennis kaya pumayag siya sa ganoong setup. Dapat mapaintindi ko kunsaan siya nanggagaling, para naman viewers won’t see her just as a contravida. May Muslims and Imam on the set as consultants to make sure na maayos ang pagpo-portray namin sa culture nila.”

She just renewed her contract with GMA. “I am very happy kasi napi-feel ko ang love ko nila for me. Naiyak nga ako sa video flashback nila of my past shows. I remembered when I still doubted myself kung kaya ko ba mag-soap. Natatakot pa ako noon at lahat ino-over think ko. But now, I’ve matured and have become more confident about giving justice to the roles they give me.”

Her new contract is for five years. “I’ll be very busy this year with shows and roles that I’ve never done before, like ‘Legal Wives’ which is really a good project. Tapos nito, ang susunod kong show, magugulat din kayo sa role ko and scenes na gagawin ko kasi it’s totally new for me.”

Does she feel any pressure? “Yes, may pressure, but I use it to challenge myself to deliver a better job and push myself para mapasaya ang GMA at ang viewers.”

Is she also doing a sitcom with John Lloyd Cruz? “You know, narinig ko lang ‘yan sa kuwento-kuwento but there is no official announcement yet from GMA, so i cannot claim na yes, I’ll do it. But I’m happy kung matutuloy, kasi fan ako ni John Lloyd and, although I’ve appeared in ‘Bubble Gang’ na gag show, I’ve never done a sitcom, so pinagpe-pray ko na sana nga, matuloy.”

How is it working with Dennis Trillo in “Legal Wives”? “He’s my dream leading man kaya noong una, sabi ko, baka hindi ako makaarteng normal kapag na-starstruck ako sa kanya. But sobrang bait niya. Simple lang siya, nakaupo lang while waiting for the take. Never ko siya nakitang nagalit at nag-click kami agad sa first scene pa lang namin together.”

How about Alice and Bianca? “Iba-iba ang atake naming tatlo kaya very colorful ang relationship namin as the three wives. So maaawa ka kay Dennis as Ismael kapag hindi nagkakasundo yung tatlo at naiipit siya sa gitna. Ang ganda ng naging samahan namin sa set kaya nang natapos ang lock-in taping, nalungkot kami but we promised to keep in touch at magkita-kita uli.”

We all know what she went through in her recent aborted love life. How is she now?

“Masaya ang puso ko kasi I’m busy nga and nae-excite ako sa mga gagawin kong projects this year. Ang ganda nga ng timing ng pagdating sa’kin ng ‘Legal Wives’. It’s a great project and it helped me move on, kasi happiest talaga ako when i’m working. I’m also very thankful pati sa press for understanding me and giving me space during that time na may pinagdaraanan ako. I’m thankful to my friends and family who support me everytime they see na nasa-sad ako.”

Is she open to having new suitors? “Yes naman. Kasi siempre, dapat lang na may time din for that, right? Kapag may ibinigay si Lord, why not? But as of now, I’m sobrang inspired sa work kasi na-miss ko ring magtrabaho. No reason for me to feel sad at all, kasi ang daming blessings na dumarating sa akin.”

Don’t miss “Legal Wives” on GMA Telebabad that starts airing this Monday, July 26, right after “The World Between Us”.

What’s on Vivamax

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Original films now streaming on Vivamax include “Gusto Ko Maging Pornstar”, “Tililing”, “Biyernes Santo”, “Death of a Girlfriend”, “Kaka”, “Gluta”, “Babaeng Walang Pakiramdam”, “Silab”, “The Other Wife”, and coming soon are “Nerisa”, “Revirginized”, “Ikaw at Ako at Ang Ending” and “Taya”.

“Nerisa” is the launching film of ex-beauty queen Cindy Miranda in her boldest film to date as a mysterious maiden whose arrival upsets the lives of people in a remote peaceful island, written by Ricky Lee and directed by Law Fajardo, co-starring AJ Raval, Sean de Guzman, Elizabeth Oropesa, Bembol Roco and Aljur Abrenica. This starts streaming globally on July 30

“Revirginized” stars the Megastar Sharon Cuneta in her first movie to be shown during the pandemic. This is another surefire hit from maverick and sensational director Darryl Yap. Sharon plays Carmela, who’s dumped by her husband Albert Martinez and then relives the younger years she never had by letting loose at a wild beach party. She gets to enjoy life again and finally puts herself first with the help of a hunk tattoo artist played by Marco Gumabao. The trailer is now shown on the net and Sharon’s fans are shocked with the riotous antics she does in mny scenes. Also in the cast are Rosanna Roces and Abby Bautista. “Revirginized” airs starting August 6.

“Ikaw at Ako at Ang Ending” stars real-life sweethearts Kim Molina and Jerald Napoles in their third screen outing after “Jowable” and “Ang Babaeng Walang Pakiramdam”, both certified hits. This is their most daring film so far, from the writer and director of the blockbuster hugot movies, “Camp Sawi,” “Meet Me in St. Gallen,” and “Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story,” Irene Villamor, this romance drama film airs on August 13.

“Taya” stars AJ Raval of “Gusto Kong Maging Pornstar, “Death of A Girlfriend”, “Nerisa” and Sean de Guzman of “Anak ng Macho Dancer” and “Lockdown:. Directed by Roman Perez Jr of the erotic-thriller “Adan”, this is a sexy action film with Sean playing Sixto, who promises to rescue AJ as Nanette from the syndicate that condemned her as an online gambling prize. “Taya” will stream starting August 27.

A musical performance is also coming on Vivamax. “Rico Blanco Songbook: Musical Stories” by Rico Blanco, a musical documentary which features a ten-track album compilation that reinvented the hits of the Pinoy rock artist such as “Your Universe” by Sarah Geronimo, “Wag Mong Aminin” as interpreted by Ebe Dancel, This Band’s “Liwanag Sa Dilim”, and Janine Tenoso’s “A Love To Share”.

New local titles to stream on Vivamax this August include the all-new “Kagat ng Dilim” horror anthology with stars like Cristine Reyes, Alma Moreno, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Maui Taylor, Nathalie Hart, Meg Imperial, and many more, helmed by a fresh batch of acclaimed young directors who know how to give you a good scare.

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“Edward” – an unforgettable coming-of-age story of a young boy stuck in a hospital taking care of his ailing father, with Louise Abuel winning best actor in the Dhaka International Filmfest for his title role performance and Ella Cruz winning Cinemalaya best supporting actress as the ill-fated love interest of Edward.

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Then there’s “Divorce”, an informative documentary which features real-life interviews of people who suffered from domestic violence and how they managed to get out of it. This also talks about why divorce should be legalized in the Philippines.

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