MANILA -- Viva contract artist Stacey Gabriel thanked Kapamilya leading man Coco Martin for making her dream come true.
Gabriel has been getting positive feedback from her recent stint on hit primetime series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.”
In the action-drama, Gabriel played Master Sgt. Tricia Almario, a member of the crime-fighting group Task Force Agila, who took a leave of absence after she was abducted by villain Bungo (Baron Geisler).
“None of this would’ve been possible if it weren’t for Direk Coco, and I’m grateful to him for casting me and giving me the honor to work with and learn from him. I’ve always admired him as an actor, but I became an even bigger fan when I witnessed what a good, grounded, generous human he is,” said Gabriel, who auditioned and was handpicked by Martin.
Gabriel said it was an unforgettable experience for her.
“My acting abilities were brought to new levels because of the intensity of the scenes, especially throughout the abduction storyline, and I could feel myself growing not only as an actress, but also as a human. …Ibang klaseng fulfilment and naramdaman ko pagkatapos kong maipakita ang aking kakayanan sa pag-arte. This is really my passion. Matagal kong pinangarap at pinagdasal na makabilang sa ‘Ang Probinsyano’ kaya sobra kong pinahalagahan ang bawat sandali bilang si Master Sgt.Tricia Almario,” she said.
“This experience has left me even hungrier and more passionate about the arts, bringing characters to life, and telling stories that enable humans to connect. I’m so excited for what God has in store for me, and I’m ready to take on the next role, whatever it may be,” she added.