Martin del Rosario topbills 'Pintada'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 31 2012 01:33 PM | Updated as of May 31 2012 09:33 PM

Young actor Martin del Rosario. File photo

MANILA, Philippines -- It's a dream come true for young actor Martin del Rosario as he is set to get top billing for the first time in the upcoming series "Precious Hearts Romance Presents: Pintada."

"Ang sarap magtrabaho kapag leading man na. Very interesting 'yung role at first time ko rin na magkaroon ng ka-love team sa drama,” Martin said during the promo shoot of the new show on Tuesday.

In "Pintada," del Rosario will be paired up with sexy mom Denise Laurel.

“Ilang years na ako sa ABS-CBN pero wala pa akong nagiging ka-love team. Ang swerte ko kasi first time tapos si Denise Laurel pa. Hindi ba totoo namang nangyayari 'yung high school student tapos magkaka-crush ka sa teacher? So kahit medyo nine-nerbyos ako, excited ako for the role,” he said.

Del Rosario first worked with Laurel in "Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos" in 2007.

The actor admitted that it will also be his first time to do kissing scene for a series.

“First time ko magki-kissing scene. Si Denise naman nakailang 'Precious Hearts Romance' na siya, so tutulungan din niya ako. At saka siyempre kaya ko din naman. Ilalagay ko lang sarili ko sa character. Okay sa akin kahit anong sabihin ni direk. Kasi TV naman ito so may limitation pa rin,” he said.