ANDREA Torres just renewed her contract as a Kapuso. She didn’t have any second thoughts about it.
“When I was told magre-renew ako ng contract, okay ako agad, without thinking,” she says. “Happy naman ako with them kasi malaki talaga ang naitulong nila sa’kin ever since. Ang bosses ng GMA, kahit hatinggabi, puwede mong tawagan and you can inquire from them about anything. Anytime, tumawag ako tungkol sa mga hinanakit ko and they patiently listened to me, kaya natutuwa talaga ako sa kanila.”
She obviously also enjoys her role as the goddess Sif in “Victor Magtanggol”, which is getting good feedback. “Andaming action scenes na pinagagawa sa’kin and I’m glad viewers appreciate na I don’t use a double sa fight scenes. Pinakamahirap 'yung sobrang dami ng guards or kawal na nakasagupa ko. May storyboard kaming sinusunod at hati-hati ang kuha sa dami ng iba’t ibang shots. It was a very long sequence kaya halos kalahating araw inabot ang aming taping for that sequence alone. Talagang nagkakasakitan, nagkapasa-pasa ako, pero okay lang. Maganda namang lumabas ang eksena.”
Her career is undoubtedly doing well, but how about her lovelife? “Wala pa rin. Ha ha ha! Naiinggit nga ako sa friends ko. Si Max Collins, may Pancho Magno na. Si Rochelle Barrameda naman, buntis na. Ako, wala pa rin. Kasi, hindi naman ako nakaka-circulate lately. Walang time makipag-date. Bahay at trabaho lang. Saka gym.”
How is her spine that got hurt from lifting weights? “Awa ng Diyos at sa tulong ng physical therapist-coach ko, okay na siya. I was given the go signal to continue training and I can lift weights again. Kasalanan ko rin naman ang nangyari. Kasi kahit sobrang pagod ako sa taping, kulang sa tulog, I didn’t listen to my body at sige pa rin ako sa pagbubuhat, so I hurt my back. Now, I’m more careful not to put unnecessary strain on my body, especially my back. Hindi pa kasi as extreme as before ang ginagawa ko, but I think, with the help of my training coach, I’m getting there.”
So how are her bashers now who were so fierce when she was initially paired with Alden in “Victor Magtanggol”? “Sanay na rin naman ako. I was bashed also before when I was paired with Dingdong Dantes in ‘Alyas Robin Hood’, so now, umpisa pa lang ng message, alam ko na agad kung basher at di ko na tinutuloy basahin. Delete agad then bino-block ko na. Unlike before na marami akong iniyakang negative comments. My prayers helped me by telling me na labanan ko ang bashers with the help of prayers and positivity, kasi you have no control over them, but you have control on how you will react to them. Nabawasan na rin naman. Nagsawa na yata. Nakita rin siguro nilang we’re just being professional in doing our job. It’s really better to ignore na lang and focus on being happy.”
She’s also more focus with her work now. “I really try my best to improve my craft. Addict ako sa workshops and I learned so much from the workshops of Hollywood coach Anthony Bova that I attended. You should always make yourself open kasi there’s always something new na matututuhan ka. Mr. Bova’s empowerment training for emotional and psychological alligment was really a big help in improving one’s performance.”