Unguarded moments with Bianca and Miguel
Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix are all set to give viewers some afternoon delight in GMA 7’s newest soap opera, “Wish I May,” which premieres today after “Eat Bulaga.”
It tells the story of how two teens find solace in each other amid the tumultuous situation in their families brought about by the disease called chimerism. It’s a medical condition where an individual has two sets of DNA. Quite interesting and intriguing in equal parts.
I have seen the cute love team during their unguarded moments in Iloilo during a Kapuso event. Bianca and Miguel’s giddiness rubs off on you. They are the perfect example of friendship being the best kind of love.
What kind of effect does Bianca have on you?
She pushes me to be better. When we started, we rarely got to talk to each other or had time to share stories. We only had time to bond during the last few weeks of our first teleserye, “Niño.” We became closer. She influenced me to read books and eat healthy. She keeps a close watch on me as I do on her.
What makes your love team with Bianca different from other tandems?
What makes it different is that we love what we do, and the closeness you see on-cam translates off-cam.
How do you and Bianca handle misunderstandings?
We rarely have misunderstandings. But when it happens, I respect when she’s a little angry, so I keep my distance. Then, when I see that it would be OK to talk to her, I approach her. But these misunderstandings are just petty.
Would you rather remain in a love team or try your luck as a solo artist?
For now, I want to keep Bianca as my screen partner. We know how to handle each other, and I think we have the perfect chemistry that makes us “click” in a way. Maybe when we get a little older and our bosses decide that it’s time for us to go solo, then we’ll respect that.
What’s the best love advice you’ve ever heard?
It takes two happy individuals to make a happy relationship.
What do you wish you could be good at?
What was the worst intrigue about you?
That fame has gotten to my head, which isn’t true at all. I keep my feet on the ground, because I’m constantly reminded of how good people are toward me.
What are some of your questions about life and love that are still unanswered?
I am still young and have yet to experience a lot of things. Life has been so good to me, and I am grateful. As for love, it will come.
What is one thing you’d want to do this year that you have not yet done?
Travel to different places.
What don’t you understand about boys?
Why can’t they understand girls?
What’s the sweetest thing that Miguel has done for you?
When he gave me a dog, whose name is Juno.
What is the toughest part of being a teen?
Adjusting to the responsibilities of being an adult.
If you could be a boy for a week, who would you want to be and why?
Miguel Tanfelix. I want to experience what it’s like to be him!
What’s the biggest misconception about you?
That I am moody.
Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
Still working hard—and, hopefully, successful!