Right side up, after the roller-coaster ride
Some TV seasons ago, Edgar Allan Guzman made his bid for stardom by going the teleserye route, but his initial success failed to generate sustained interest and excitement. Reassessing his options, Edgar Allan decided to focus instead on his musical ability, which was more productively showcased last season on “Your Face Sounds Familiar,” where he surprised viewers with his vocal impersonation skills.
That unexpected success revived viewers and producers’ interest in him, so he’s been tapped to costar with Julia Montes in her new drama series, “Doble Kara.”
From acting to singing and back again, that’s the dizzying ride that Edgar Allan’s career has been on, but we trust that he will end right side up after the roller-coaster ride is over! (Another young male comer showcased in the new drama series is Anjo Damiles.)
Similarly looking up is the career of Matteo Guidicelli, who’s costarring with Shaina Magdayao in a new weekly series, “Single, Single.” He’s also performing hosting chores on a couple of other TV programs.
Best of all, his romance with Sarah Geronimo is doing surprisingly well, despite the parental limitations in place. Sarah really made Matteo’s day recently when she enthusiastically congratulated him, “in public” for doing well at a sporting event—just like any “regular” girlfriend should!
Of course, what would make Matteo-Sarah fans happiest of all would be a film costarring the loving couple. It may have to wait for their wedding, if it should eventually materialize, but it would be a huge hit!
Even before that, however, Sarah should congratulate herself for coming along well as a girlfriend and young-adult star. Frankly, due to her overly strict and limiting upbringing, we feared that she would have big problems in those areas, but we’re happy to see that, despite everything, she’s coming along well.
For instance, as a mentor on “The Voice Kids,” she’s making good decisions, dispensing thoughtful advice—even if her bets haven’t fared well this second time around. Perhaps Matteo deserves a little word of thanks for that improvement, too?
On the other hand, Iñigo Pascual appears to be at relatively loose ends this year. After a big, bright and grand entrance in 2014, his TV-film career has gradually cooled down, and he’s no longer a clear standout in the young teens comer field.
It’s now become obvious that just being “Papa” Piolo Pascual’s scion and heir isn’t enough to assure sustained success. So, Iñigo’s fans and handlers have to work harder to get him the best projects to showcase his still emerging performing skills.
Dad Piolo should also get in on the act, or else his son’s initial advantage could be frittered away.
On other young comers’ current prospects: After waiting patiently for some show biz seasons, Coleen Garcia is finally getting good breaks on TV (“Pasion de Amor”) and the movies (“Ex with Benefits”). She’s definitely promising, but she should light a brighter fire of greater thespic commitment under herself to really stand out. “Obedient” performances are okay, but only fully committed and engaged portrayals make a certified star.