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Coco challenged to do series for kids

Posted at | Updated as of 01/23/13 11:29 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Actor Coco Martin admitted that it's a big challenge for him to do a television series that would appeal to children.

Kapamilya star Coco Martin 

After appearing in dramatic roles in "Tayong Dalawa" and "Walang Hanggan," Martin will be back on TV screens as the newest superhero "Juan dela Cruz."

"Napaka-challenging sa akin itong ginagampanan ko, itong Juan dela Cruz, itong bagong soap opera na ginagawa ko kasi, sabi ko nga, nasanay ako sa heavy drama na serye o pelikula. Ngayon gagawa ako ng fantasy na malapit sa puso ng mga bata," said Martin, who admitted that he also wanted to be a superhero when he was young.

"Lahat naman ng bata dumaan diyan na nangangarap ka na sana ay maging superhero ka. Noong bata ako nanonood ako ng mga Captain Barbell," he said. 

To make sure that he will do good in his newest soap, Martin said he also took on a hands-on role as one of the creative consultants of the show.

"Sa bawat proyekto naman na ginagawa ko sa pelikula o soap, gusto ko involved ako sa proyekto para magampanan ko ng tama ang proyektong ginagawa ko. Kung baga hindi na ako kailangang i-motivate sa eksena. Gusto ko pagdating ko set alam ko na kung ano ang gagawin ko," he said.

Also part of the upcoming soap are stars Zsa Zsa Padilla, Albert Martinez and Erich Gonzales as his leading lady.

"Juan dela Cruz" will premiere on February 4 after "TV Patrol" on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.