Melissa Ricks thrilled to work with Coco Martin

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 13 2012 10:15 PM | Updated as of Jan 14 2012 06:15 AM

Actress Melissa Ricks. File Photo

MANILA, Philippines - Actress Melissa Ricks said she’s thrilled to work with award-winning actor Coco Martin in the upcoming ABS-CBN television series “Walang Hanggan”.

Ricks told Push.com.ph that she considers Martin as one of the best actors of today’s generation and that it is an honor on her part to work with him.

“He’s one of the best actors of this generation. Ang daming niyang awards. Ang dami niyang role na ang hirap gawin. He plays dual roles, he’s played almost every role that you can think of,” she said.

During the filming of her first scene with Martin, Ricks admitted that she got really nervous.

“Nu'ng una kinakabahan ako na ka-eksena ko sa Coco kasi super galing niya talaga and all throughout nu'ng mga eksena namin, he guides me, tinuturuan niya ako,” she said.

The 22-year-old actress said she hopes to learn a lot from the seasoned actor.

“He’s very good so I hope na marami akong makuha sa kanya, matutunan sa kanya kasi not everybody gets to work with Coco and I was given the chance,” she said.

“Walang Hanggan” is set to premiere on January 16.

'Nasaan ka Elisa?' finale

The ABS-CBN television series topbilled by Ricks, “Nasaan ka Elisa”, aired its final episode on Friday, January 13.

Bidding goodbye, Ricks thanked everyone who supported the show since it first aired last September.

“Gusto ko magpasalamat sa lahat ng sumuporta sa show. Medyo we had a rough start kasi ibang kuwento talaga pero as the story went on maraming kumapit, maraming sumubaybay and ‘yung ratings namin maganda kaya sobrang thankful talaga ako,” she said.

According to Ricks, “Nasaan ka Elisa” is a turning point in her career, and she is really thankful for the opportunity given to her.

“'Nasaan Ka Elisa' is a big blessing. It was a chance to reinvent myself and to show people actress ako,” she said.