Andrea Brillantes on acting without a love team partner: ‘I’m loving the solo era’
Andrea Brillantes seems to be enjoying her career as a solo actress, saying that working without her real-life boyfriend by her side is a rewarding experience in itself.
Brillantes made the remark during the media conference of her upcoming series “Drag You and Me,” where she was asked what it’s like moving forward as a solo actress.
“[At first], nahirapan ako maging solo artist kasi simula [13 or 15] pa ako, meron na ‘kong love team. Lagi [kong] kaibigan ‘yung love team ko. Simula noong 15 ako, naging boyfriend ko rin ‘yung ka-love team ko,” she began.
“Iba kasi ‘yung dynamics kapag in a relationship ka with your partner. Parang it’s not work eh, para kang may date araw-araw. T’as ‘yung staff na kasama ko d’un sa ‘Kadenang Ginto’ is kasama ko na sa lahat ng shows ko, 15 years old pataas,” she continued.
While she didn’t mention any names, the actress must be referring to her “Kadenang Ginto” onscreen partner Seth Fedelin, who she previously confirmed she was in a two-year relationship with at an Instagram Live video in April 2022. Brillantes is currently dating basketball player Ricci Rivero, as of this writiing.
“[Drag You and Me] ‘yung first-ever show ko na, wala akong jowa na katrabaho, or wala akong friend na katrabaho. Lahat ng [castmates ko this time], bago. Lahat ng staff, bago,” she said.
Despite her initial struggles of working as a solo actress, Brillantes said that it’s “fun” to be with new people as it gives her fulfillment in her career.
“Nahihirapan ako [in a way] na nakakapaninibago, but it’s fun to be with new people. Nakaka-work ko ang mga legends and marami akong natututunan sa kanila. It’s a first, pero set na ako dito. I’m loving the solo era. I’m loving it,” she said.
In a separate interview, Brillantes told reporters that she wanted to explore more the possibilities of being a solo actress.
“Mas madami kasi akong nagagawa ngayon, and bago siya. [Dati kasi], parang lagi akong may ka-love team. Na-enjoy ko siya, masaya siya, iba ‘yung pakiramdam kasi independent ako. Pupunta ako sa set na work lang talaga,” she said. “Iba kasi iba ‘yung gaan na meron kang kasamang new sa work. Iba ‘yung power na nabibigay niya sa’yo, tsaka feel ko na mas independent ako. Masaya siya.”
The Kapamilya star, who will play Betty in “Drag You and Me,” is also casted in the upcoming youth-oriented show “Senior High” alongside Kyle Echarri, Xyriel Manabat, Elijah Canlas, and Zaijian Jaranilla. EDV