Everyone were indeed stoked after renowned talent manager Biboy Arboleda broke out the news of Judy Ann Santos officially joining the continuously growing ensemble of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano. He posted a collage of two candid photos of Judy Ann and Coco Martin taken when she arrived on the set and a snippet of his vlog featuring his exclusive interview with the actress on her first-ever taping day.
WATCH: Judy Ann, ‘excited’ to work on FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano
However, it wasn’t only us who are giddily looking forward on this fantastic and never-before-seen collaboration of the Primetime King and the Teleserye Queen, but Coco as well.
In the video uploaded on his YouTube Channel Coco Martin PH, the top-rating series’ lead actor and director wasn’t able to hide his excitement and joy to be bestowed the wonderful opportunity of working with the respected and illustrious actress and host.
“Siyempre, sobrang tuwang-tuwa dahil makakatrabaho namin siya. Minsan ko lang makakatrabaho si Ate Juday,” he started off.
Then he continued by recalling his and his unit’s personal meeting with Judy Ann, which was held in a restaurant last June 21. “Alam naman namin kung gaano ka-busy si Ate Juday sa family niya saka sa trabaho niya. Siyempre ayaw naman namin na mapahiya na magpre-present kami ng concept sa kanya tapos parang hindi naman pinag-isipan.
“Habang kinukuwento ko sa kanya ‘yong character niya, nakikita ko naman na excited siya, tapos nagbibigay siya ng mga input sa character saka sa kuwento. Tapos nag-collabration kami and then after that, nag-meeting ulit kami ng production, binuo namin lalo ‘yong character para pagandahin.”
Since it’s going to be his first time to work together with her, as what we have mentioned, Coco revealed not getting enough sleep due to the anxiety and jitters merge with a big star like her has brought.
“’Di ako makatulog kasi isip ako nang isip kung paano ‘yong gagawin ko kasi first time ko siyang makakatrabaho. Kinakabahan ako hindi lang bilang artista, dahil ako ngayon ang nagdi-direct sa kanya dahil nandito siya sa unit ko. Bilang direktor, nakakakaba na makatrabaho mo siyempre ang nag-iisang Judy Ann Santos,” he disclosed.
LOOK: Judy Ann’s first taping day in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano
But above all, the 37-year-old actor-director assures the avid viewers of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano and the fans of the drama actress that despite being challenging, they’ll make sure to delight everyone with the character and the story they painstakingly conceptualized and helmed specially for Juday. Besides, he also told us that we’re going to see a different facet of her that’s entirely different from her image and her portrayals in films and television series.
Coco ended the video by expressing his gratitude towards Judy Ann for accepting this project and for the great opportunity she’s given not only him, but everyone who is part of the primetime series.
“Maraming maraming salamat po sa pagtanggap n’yo po sa amin sa pagkakataong ito. Sa binigay n’yong pagkakataon sa amin para makatrabaho kayo, lalong lalo na po ako bilang artista at bilang parte ng production. Salamat po dahil binigyan n’yo po kami ng pagkakataong makatrabaho kayo at ang buong team, ang buong staff, crew, at lahat ng artista ng Ang Probinsyano ay sobrang excited na makatrabaho kayo. Ngayon palang po, nagpapasalamat na kami sa inyo,” he gleefully said.
How significant will be the role of Judy Ann’s highly-anticipated character to the life of Cardo Dalisay? Let’s find out by watching FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, weeknights after TV Patrol on Primetime Bida.