MANILA -- For actor Tony Labrusca, it's a dream come true to finally work with actress Julia Barretto.
Labrusca will be Barretto's newest leading man in iWant's upcoming offering "I AM U" produced by Dreamscape Entertainment and The IdeaFirst Company.
"Two years ago, the bosses asked me who I want to work with and I told them I wanted to work with Julia. I already told her this in private na. So I'm just excited to work on this project," Labrusca shared. "Super blessed."
In the 8-part online series, Labrusca will play the high school boyfriend of Barretto's character.
"Parang high school sweethearts kami hanggang college," Labrusca said about his character.
Barretto likewise said that she is excited to work with Labrusca.
"I am also excited to work with Tony because the bosses would always tell me kapag may meeting ako na Tony would always mention that he want to work with me. And I told the bosses, please give us something to work on because we might be able to offer something different. So I got really excited when they brought up his name for 'I AM U,'" she said.
"I feel like I will be able comfortable around Tony. I feel like he will be able to take care of me in this series," Barretto added.
"I Am U" will be directed by Dwein Baltazar.