actress Dawn Zulueta
MANILA -- After her successful reunion with Richard Gomez on "Walang Hanggan," actress Dawn Zulueta is now being paired with actor Albert Martinez in ABS-CBN's newest fantasy series "Dyesebel."
In a recent interview, Zulueta noted that it's only her second time to work with Martinez after she did a cameo appearance years ago.
"We spend a lot of time together kasi nag-taping kami, naka-lock in pa nga kami sa Batangas. Ang masasabi ko lang talaga, he is so dedicated to his work. I admire him because he is one of the few actors we have in our generation that takes his craft seriously," Zulueta said.
Aside from being professional, Zulueta said she admires Martinez' intelligence when it comes to developing his role.
"Talagang hindi nagrereklamo. Ang hirap ng trabaho tapos ang galing galing. Tapos ang dami niyang ideas, actually ang dami kong natutunan sa kanya. And it made working with him in as far as our characters were developing, it made easier for me. Kapag ang kasama mong artista ay intelihente, he is interested in developing his character, masarap 'yon kasi may katapunan ka at 'yung chemistry siguro doon lumalabas," she said.
Aside from working with new a leading man, Zulueta said she's also thrilled to work with young stars including Anne Curtis, who plays the title character.
"I'm always excited to work with new blood. Aa tinagal ko na sa industriya ay marami ka ng makakatrabaho. I always look forward working with veterans but I also look forward working with the young ones and these young ones they are also talented. To be part of this wonderful production at Dreamscape pa ang naghahandle siyempre talagang exciting for me. At ang ganda ng role na ibinigay sa akin, 'yung role ng nanay ni Dyesebel," Zulueta said.
The pilot episode of "Dyesebel," which aired on Monday night, focused on the love story between the parents of the lead character -- Tino ( Martinez), a prince of the merfolk, and Lucia (Zulueta), a young woman from a fishing village.
As the episode aired, the hashtags "Dyesebel" "Albert Martinez" and "Anne Curtis" trended on the microblogging site Twitter.
Directed by Francis Pasion and Don Cuaresma, "Dyesebel" airs weeknights after "TV Patrol."