She’s been acting ever since she was a kid, charming us with her roles in Goin’ Bulilit, Alyna, E-Boy, and Wansapanataym in the early parts of her career. And in the recent years, we’ve witnessed how Andrea Brillantes has indeed grown as an actress, which she’s able to further exhibit in her stint as Mira in the primetime drama Huwag Kang Mangamba.
Her first-ever lead role may be in the 2013 remake of classic soap opera Annaliza -- wherein she pierced our hearts as the titular character -- but her portrayal of the innocent and compassionate Mira has allowed her to show her versatility as an actress and her impressive dramatic chops.
Let’s look back on the 10 instances when she astonished us with her acting skills in this episode of Kapamilya Toplist.
Just on the first few weeks of the series, she immediately struck a chord with the viewers as she touched our hearts as a hardworking and versatile girl who, despite being blind, was still a dependable member of the orphanage that fostered her her whole life. Due to her disability, we witnessed how she used to be taken advantage of and ridiculed, especially when the news of her miraculous resurrection became the talk of the town.
The 18-year-old actress truly amazed us with her compelling depiction of a blind person and with how she could instantly make her tears roll down her cheeks and evoke right emotions required in each scene, may it be dramatic or confrontation.
We really felt her overwhelming joy upon gaining the sense of sight for the first time, as well as her agony every time the life of someone dear to her is in danger, she has misunderstandings with them, or she’s in the midst of trouble. Aside from her heart-rending scenes opposite other characters, what probably moves us the most were her heartfelt conversations with “Bro”, in which a lot of us could surely relate with.
See more of Andrea Brillantes’ impressive acting moments by not missing an episode of Huwag Kang Mangamba, weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live and A2Z Channel 11.