MANILA, Philippines - Mercedes Cabral, voted Most Beautiful Actress at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, finally had her chance to show her acting prowess via her first mainstream TV project, "Hiyas" with actor Zanjoe Marudo.
"Excited na kinakabahan kasi alam ko iba ang mundo ng TV. First time kong mag-TV so hindi ako nage-expect. Excited lang talaga ako," Cabral said.
She said she's really thrilled to shoot scenes with Marudo and actress Maegan Young.
"First time kong makakasama si Zanjoe at Maegan at first time ko din silang nakilala. Noong una kinakabahan pero natuwa naman ako kasi mabait sila," she said.
Cabral said that doing a project for TV is part of being an artist. She added that her experiences doing indie films would be a great help while she's doing mainstream TV.
"As an artist, kailangan flexible ka. Gusto kong subukan lahat," she said.
Along with actor Coco Martin, Cabral is part of "Serbis", the film of 2008 Cannes Best Director Brillante Mendoza.
In 2009 she also went to Cannes with Mendoza for the film "Kinatay."