Ian Veneracion on the mysterious Elias in Huwag Kang Mangamba: "Wala pa akong na-play na ganitong character ever"

As the happenings in the well-loved primetimes series Huwag Kang Mangamba are getting more intense in every episode and a number of actors had already left the show, Dreamscape Entertainment announced last July that four new artists are joining Mira (Andrea Brillantes) and Joy (Francine Diaz) in their journey soon.

And one of them is veteran actor Ian Veneracion, who’s going to play the role of Elias. In an exclusive interview, he disclosed that he’s going to be part of Mira’s life, yet refused to divulge whether he’s going to be a friend or a foe, nor if he’s going to be good or bad as he wanted to surprise the audiences.

When asked if he has similarities with his character, he said, “In some ways, yes. Pero wala pa akong na-play na ganitong character ever. That’s why sa tingin ko mahihirapan silang basahin kung ano talaga si Elias.”

The 46-year-old actor also expressed his excitement on being part of the teleserye, as he truly missed working with its production staff and crew and its ensemble cast since it has already been a long time since the last time he worked for a show in ABS-CBN, which was the LizQuen-starrer Make It With You. Besides, he’s also looking forward on collaborating with their directors and co-actors as he regards some of them as his friends in real life.

However, he admitted that he was initially apprehensive in accepting the project because of the current situation, but knowing the safety protocols being observed by the production.

“I’m really excited to work with this people. And of course, this is my homecourt. This is my home. So, I’m really looking forward,” he stated.

Aside from Ian, seasoned actress Andrea del Rosario, young actor Nash Aguas, and Pinoy Big Brother Otso 2nd Big Placer Andrea Abaya will also be joining the inspirational serye.

Catch Ian soon in Huwag Kang Mangamba, weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z Channel 11.