Anne Curtis (center) and leading men Sam Milby and Gerald Anderson are presented to the media during the press conference for the upcoming series "Dyesebel." Photo by Reyma Buan-Deveza for ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA - Kapamilya heartthrobs Sam Milby and Gerald Anderson expressed their happiness over their upcoming television project.
The two stars are the leading men of actress Anne Curtis in ABS-CBN's remake of Mars Ravelo's "Dyesebel."
Milby will play the character of a merman in "Dyesebel," which is his reunion project with Curtis after their 2008 series "Dyosa."
"Actually kami ni Gerald, two days pa lang namin nalaman na kasama kami dito. I cannot make kwento about my character except for the fact na shokoy ako. So kami ni Anne, mag-aaral kami ng swimming. For me, New Year ito, magandang start ng New Year to be part of the biggest teleserye ng ABS-CBN. And siguro 'yung last time na nakagawa ako ng teleserye was with Anne din sa 'Dyosa.'
"Actually mas gusto ko bumalik sa [fantaserye kasi] malawak ang market nito and it's a great, great thing to be a part of isang show na mapapanood ng mga bata. For me, I'm very, very blessed to be part of this," Milby said.
He added that Curtis fits perfectly into the Dyesebel role.
"For me also nung narinig ko na lalabas ang 'Dyesebel,' I wouldn't think of anybody else at all, si Anne talaga ang gaganap na Dysebel," he said.
Milby, who grew up in the United States, said his role in "Dyesebel" is his biggest challenge yet.
"Ito ang pinakamaaaking challenge, siyempre ang alam ko shokoy ako at bawal mag-Ingles talaga. 'Yun ang alam ko sa karakter ko so 'yun ang malaking challenge talaga, pero I am up for the challenge.
"So I am very excited talaga, slang na Shokoy. Tignan ko kung kaya kong ituwid ang slang na shokoy," he added.
Anderson, meanwhile, said he is excited and at the same time nervous about working with Curtis.
"Two days ko lang nalaman na ako si Fredo, 'yun pa lang ang alam ko. Excited ako na kinakabahan, kinakabahan kasi kailangan may abs kami lahat dito. Excited kasi first time ko na makasama si Sam at Anne. Working with one of the biggest of actresses of our generation, siyempre isang malaking bagay sa atin yon.
"'Yun po ang benta nila sa akin when they presented 'yung project sa akin. Sabi ko let's do it kasi first time namin magkakasama, kumbaga bagong chemistry ang ibibigay namin sa mga fans," Anderson said.
Curtis, for her part, said she is thrilled to be working with the two actors.
"Sobrang excited. Kami ni Sam mayroon na talaga kaming following na alam kong matutuwa sila, kasi finally magbabalik-tambalan. With Gerald, it's the first time so excited din akong makita kung ano ang pwede naming ibigay. Sa tingin ko it's gonna be a fun experience habang nagte-taping kami," she said.