Kyline aware of what Therese can do

February 07, 2019
Kyline Alcantara

KYLINE Alcantara says one of the best decisions she ever made in her young life is to move to GMA-7 from ABS-CBN. Last year, she became a Kapuso and was introduced as a villain to Bianca Umali in “Kambal Karibal”, which became a big hit.

Now, the 16-year-old actress plays the lead role in her follow-up soap, “Inagaw na Bituin.” Playing contravida to her is talented young actress Therese Malvar. Is she aware that at her young age, Therese has already won so many acting awards here and abroad?

“Yes po, I’m aware,” she says. “I consider it a challenge for me to give my best at nang mag-level up ang acting ko sa kanya. Dito lang kami nagkakilala and okay naman siya. We’re aware na magkakaroon kami ng sampalan scenes and it’s just okay for both of us. Plano na naming lumabas kami on our free days para makapag-bonding kami at maging closer to one another.”

So they get along fine? “Yes, sabi namin, wala kaming patalbugan o sapawan, sa aktingan man o sa kantahan kasi pareho kaming singers dito. We’ve started promoting the show by doing mall shows na kumakanta kami and so far, maganda naman ang teamwork namin. Bagong challenge ang role ko rito sa ‘Inagaw na Bituin’ kasi nga mabait ako rito, e sa ‘Kambal Karibal’, tinawag nila akong La Nueva Contravida dahil sa kamalditahan ko kay Bianca.  Maski sa ABS, contravida rin ako, like sa ‘Anna Liza’ na nagkontra ako kay Andrea Brillantes.”

Some quarters predict they will be the new Nora and Vilma? “We’ve heard that nga po. Ako raw si Nora, siya si Vilma. But ayaw naman naming matawag na mga assumera kami. Basta hindi sa amin galing yan kasi, let’s face it, Nora is Nora and Vilma is Vilma. Sobrang layo na ng narating nila at mahirap nang mapantayan 'yun ninuman. We don’t like to be pressured sa ganyang mga expectations. Basta sa amin, we just both love what we do and we both want to learn more kasi marami pa kaming kakainin to be embraced fully by the public.”

What can she say about her new leading man, Manolo Pedroza? “He’s okay. Pareho kaming galing sa ABS na lumipat sa GMA. Nagkasama na kami sa isang episode ng ‘Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko’ and okay naman siyang katrabaho. Very positive and always smiling, pati eyes niya kaya masayang kasama.”