Tonight with Boy Abunda welcomes two fast-rising teen stars of today who are currently starring in their very own drama on Kapamilya Gold. The Kandenang Ginto stars Francine Diaz and Andrea Brillantes sit down with the one and only King of Talk, Boy Abunda to talk about their new drama series and how their friendship began.
Many of us would recognize these young actresses in previous Kapamilya programs such as Annaliza (2013) where Andrea Brilliantes played the titular role and The Blood Sisters (2018) where Francine Diaz played Ginny Solomon, the eldest daughter of a child trafficking underboss, played by Mr. Ian de Leon. Although relatively new to the industry, these young stars have proven that age is but a number and showcased talent and skills in their craft that goes beyond their youth. The showbiz industry is like a concrete jungle; one that requires its artists to live boldly in order to shine brightly. With that being said, confidence is key to a successful career.
Having been in the business a few years earlier than Francine, Andrea gives her tips on how to be confident. She tells her co-star that the key is to love yourself; to learn to trust and believe in one’s capacity. In addition to that, Andrea also advises to make God your best friend and to always make sure to include Him in all your endeavors as well as to thank Him for all His blessings no matter how small they may be.
When asked on their first meeting, Andrea admits that the two of them hardly talked as they felt a little shy around each other. However, in every relationship, there’s always an ice breaker. And like many other young girls today, Andrea and Francine found common ground with their love for K-Pop—specifically for the popular group BTS. As Tito Boy presents a photo of the K-Pop boy group, Francine and Andrea are all smiles as they point out their respective ‘biases’ (K-Pop fan slang for ‘favorites’), naming V, RM and Suga as their faves.
On talks of their new drama, they give us a glimpse into their characters in Kadenang Ginto. Andrea admits that it’s her first time playing an antagonistic role and explains that she had done a lot of preparations for it. One way of preparation, she tells, is looking at herself through the mirror to examines her facial expressions, practicing the look of a kontrabida.
Near the end of the show, the two stars are challenged to do Fast Talk, revealing some interesting fun facts—including Francine’s good luck charm, and the Kapamilya actors they think is the cutest.
All that and more on this special episode of Tonight with Boy Abunda.
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