Newcomer Ashton Salvador is thankful for the tips he got from other members of the cast of “Huwag Kang Mangamba.”
A veritable newbie, Salvador also feels lucky to have been given pointers by his cousin Daniel Padilla and aunt Karla Estrada.
“Ang dami ko pong maia-apply kasi ang dami nilang naturo sa akin. Natural dapat kapag nag-a-acting ka. ‘Wag kang kakabahan. Marunong ka dapat makisama,” Salvador said when asked during the online conference for the series on Oct. 25.
(I can apply so many [pointers] because they taught me so many. You have to be natural when you’re acting. You should not be nervous. You should know how to get along with others.)
In the series, Salvador plays one of the members of Ekis Gang, which was formed by the character of Francine Diaz to ward off the wicked ways of Deborah (Eula Valdes) and Agatha (Mercedes Cabral).
For Salvador, acting out is a big challenge as he is still an inexperienced actor.
“Dahil first time ko po ito and wala pa po akong experience sa lahat, grabe po itong experience para sa akin na mapunta ako sa show na ito na ang cast ay masaya kasama,” he said.
(Since this is my first time and I don’t have any experience at all, to be in this show with cast members who are happy is a great experience for me.)
He admits being intimidated during the taping.
“Na-intimidate po ako noong una talaga kasi wala po talaga akong alam. Hindi ko alam ang gagawin ko,” he related. (I was intimidated at first because I knew nothing. I didn’t know what to do.)
So, how did he break the ice?
“Friendly naman po lahat ng cast. Nagtatanong ako kung ano ang dapat gawin, ayun, medyo nawala ‘yung kaba ko,” he said. (The cast is friendly. I asked what I should do, there, my nervousness sort of vanished.)
“Huwag Kang Mangamba,” which also stars Seth Fedelin, Francine Diaz, Kyle Echarri and Andrea Brillantes, is now on its last week and will continue to air its remaining finale episodes via Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, TFC, Kapamilya Online Live, iWant TFC, WeTV and iFlix. /ra