Young actor Kyle Echarri is playing a different role in the newly-launched soap opera, “Huwag Kang Mangamba.”
After playing the good-natured Kristoff “Tope” Tejada in the hit series “Kadenang Ginto,” Echarri now takes on a black sheep character, Rafa Advincula, in “Huwag Kang Mangamba.”
“Ako, medyo nagbago ang character ko nang kaunti. I’m not the super-super good boy anymore. Si Kristoff po kasi ‘yung tipong kahit na ang sama ng ginagawa sa kanya ay ang bait pa rin niya sa tao. Pero itong si Rafa, may pinagdaanan po kasi si Rafa so may ibang character na makikita dito,” Echarri explained during the online press conference for the TV series last March 15.
(As for me, my character is already slightly different. I am not the super good boy anymore. Kristoff is the type who, despite being treated badly, is still very kind. But as for Rafa, he is going through something, so you will see a different character here.)
Echarri plays the grandson of Noni Buencamino in the series, with RK Bagatsing is his brother.
“He’s part of a political family pero ayaw niya sa politics. Malalaman ninyo kung bakit ayaw niya sa politics. May malalim na hugot iyan eh,” he said. (He is part of a political family but he doesn’t like politics. You will learn why he dislikes politics. It has a deep reason.)
Echarri is not the only one given a chance to play a character that is exactly the opposite of what was previously played in “Kadenang Ginto.” Fellow Gold Squad members Francine Diaz and Andrea Brillantes are also portraying different characters.
As Cassandra “Cassie” Mondragon in “Kadenang Ginto,” Diaz is sweet as opposed to her Joy character in “Huwag Kang Mangamba,” who is very rebellious.
As Margaret Bartolome in “Kadenang Ginto,” a spoiled brat daughter of Dimples Romana’s character, Brillantes takes a new challenge as the visually impaired orphan Mira.
Echarri is therefore excited to see both young ladies in these different and challenging new roles.
“Alam naman nating lahat na napakagaling po nilang dalawa. They are very good artists and I am happy that siyempre as a co-actor, as a co-star, as a friend, maipakita nila ang other side, kung ano pa ang kaya nila,” he said.
(We all know that they are both great. They are very good artists and I am happy that as their co-actor, as a co-star, as a friend, they will be able to show their other side, all the other things that they are capable of.) JB