Cristine Reyes awed by Maricel Soriano

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 16 2012 02:28 PM | Updated as of Oct 16 2012 10:28 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Cristine Reyes admitted that during their story conference of her coming series "Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin" she could not help but be awed by co-star Maricel Soriano’s presence.

“She seems very makulit at nakangiti palagi. Siya ang katabi ko [noong storycon], hindi ako makagalaw. Wala lang. Hindi ko alam dapat ko gawin beside her. Hindi ko alam kung ano mangayayari sa trabaho namin. Parang nakaka-starstruck siya kaeksena. Dapat wala kang mali,” she said in an interview with Push.com.ph.

Actress Cristine Reyes

The actress said she also feels honored to be working with Soriano, as well as Dina Bonnevie and Tonton Gutierrez, who are already considered veteran in show business.

“Napakalaking pressure na makatrabaho silang veteran stars, napakagaling nila. Dapat paghusayan para hindi naman ako pagalitan sa set. Okay lang na sampalin nila ako sa mga eksena. Basta gagalingan ko pa lalo dito sa soap para sa mga tao,” she said.

Meanwhile, Reyes also said never in her life did she expect to be paired with actor Gerald Anderson in a project.

“Parang something new. Parang hindi siya ine-expect ng lahat na magiging magka-partner kami. It’s something to look forward to na sana suportahan ng tao,” the actress said.

Aside from having a new leading man, Reyes said the series will be more exciting for her since her real-life boyfriend, actor Rayver Cruz, will also be part of the series.

She said they will certainly have fun in the set as Anderson and Cruz are really good friends.

“Oo, actually, parang magkapatid sa showbiz silang dalawa. Parang ako nga 'yung ma-a-out of place e. Kumbaga sa babae, may girl talk silang dalawa. So parang, ‘Okay sa dressing room na lang ako ha?’ Pero wala naman sa akin 'yun. Siyempre ako, trabaho lang,” she said.