Ysabel inspires Miguel

August 8, 2022 Mario Bautista 535 views

Miguel1MIGUEL Tanfelix is so happy for Ysabel Ortega’s starring role in their new drama series, “What We Could Be” that will start airing on August 29 to replace “Bolera” on primetime. The lead role of the bubbly young nurse, Cynthia, is very challenging and it will surely help boost Ysabel’s acting career.

Miguel and Ysabel were first paired in “Voltes V Legacy” that started taping last year yet but will still be aired in 2023 as GMA-7 has to refine its post-production special effects for this big-budgeted sci-fi life production of the former Japanese anime hit.

In the meantime, GMA and Quantum Films paired them in their first co-production, “What We Could Be”, a feel-good romantic drama and Miguel says he is quite inspired to do this project with Ysabel.

“One of the rules I follow is that I should be inspired when I work on something,” he says. “And thankfully, isa si Ysabel sa nagbibigay ng inspiration sa akin.”

Does that mean they’re now playing beautiful music together? “All of us can be inspired. Hindi naman kailangang maging magjowa kayo or meron kayong something to be inspired. Basta I will always be here to support her anytime.”

So how will he describe their relationship at the moment? “We’re very close. I’d say our relationship is quite smooth since we are already very comfortable with each other. We help each other in our scenes together. Pinag-uusapan namin kung paano namin mas mapapaganda. So our relationship now, I’d say, masaya siya. We’re okay. We’re happy working together. Open naman ako sa anumang puedeng mangyari. We’re both single and we don’t know what will happen in the future. Matagal pa ang pagsasamahan namin ni Ysabel kasi babalik pa kami sa ‘Voltes V Legacy’. So abangan na lang natin.”

We’ve seen the music videos and pilot week episodes of “What We Could Be” in its press preview and it’s easy to see that Miguel and Ysabel have very good on screen chemistry with each other. It will be recalled that Miguel’s first ka-love team was Bianca Umali but it’s obvious that their pairing is now a thing of the past and Ysabel is his present. What does he like in Ysabel?

“Parang nag-click kami agad,” he says. “She has a good personality at magaan siyang katrabaho. I’m happy she is given a good dramatic role in ‘What We Could Be’. She surely deserves it and I’m proud na maganda ang aming project. It’s a love story for millennials and the whole family. It’s about reaching for your dreams, finding yourself and following what your heart tells you. Themes that viewers can easily relate with. At napakagaling pa ng direktor namin, si Direk Jeffrey Jeturian. He’s really very good. I’m sure the audience will follow our journey ni Ysabel every night.”

A word of warning, though. Diehard fans of Miguel who are expecting to see a lot of him in the pilot week might be disappointed that he has very minimal exposure in the show’s first few episodes. This is because the first week revolves mainly on Ysabel and in establishing her character as the caring Cynthia.

But Atty. Joji Villanueva Alonso of Quantum Films assures us that in the rest of the show, Miguel will be given ample exposure in his role as Franco, who will help Ysabel as Cynthia to put up her own bakery business. “What We Could Be” will be aired starting August 29, so don’t miss its heartwarming pilot telecast, with Yasser Marta as Lucas and “Pano” by Zack Tabudlo as the theme song.