Coco says 'Walang Hanggan' is his best birthday gift

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 01 2011 04:33 PM | Updated as of Nov 02 2011 12:33 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Coco Martin said landing another lead role in upcoming ABS-CBN series “Walang Hanggan” is the best birthday gift he has ever received.

Martin is celebrating his 30th birthday on Tuesday, November 1.

“Ang birthday wish ko sana dire-diretso lang yung mga blessing tsaka mga proyekto na dumarating sa akin. Siyempre gusto ko din na yung family ko laging maayos. By November alam ko mag-start na kaming mag-taping,” Martin told Push.com.ph last October 24.

Martin said he is also delighted to be starring in a series that he used to watch when he was still young.

“Inspired ito sa ‘Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit.’ Noong bata ako isa iyon sa mga pelikulang pinanood ko. Hanggang ngayon kapag pinapalabas siya sa TV, talagang pinapanood ko pa rin,” he confessed.

The actor vowed he will do his best to give justice to his role.

“Every project talagang pinaghahandaan ko, hindi lang naman yung pumunta ako sa set para mag-taping. Talagang pinagaaralan ko [yung role ko],” he said,

“Siyempre makakasama ko si Richard Gomez, tapos yung dati pa niyang pelikula yung soap na gagawin namin so napre-pressure ako. Sana mapanindigan ko ulit at magawa ko ng tama yung role ko,” Martin added.

“Walang Hanggan” will be the TV adaptation of the hit movie in the early 90s, “Hihintayin Kita sa Langit."

Martin will be working with Susan Roces, Helen Gamboa, Joem Bascon, Melissa Ricks, Paulo Avelino, Julia Montes, Dawn Zulueta and Richard Gomez in the said series.