Andrea Brillantes fangirls over Sharon Cuneta | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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Andrea Brillantes. Image: Instagram/@blythe

If there’s one celebrity that Andrea Brillantes fangirls at the drop of a hat, it is megastar Sharon Cuneta.

“Every time na makikita ko ang artista na ito ay magpapa-picture ako ng ilang beses, titili ako. Never actually nawala sa akin ang pagiging fangirl [ko]. Naalala ko noong Christmas special, kilig na kilig ako noong makita ko si Ms. Sharon. Ang saya-saya ko noon,” Brillantes recalled during the online press conference for the ABS-CBN and iQiyi series “Saying Goodbye,” yesterday, Dec. 20.

(Every time I see this celebrity, I would have pictures taken many times, and I shriek. Never did I lose my being a fangirl. I remember last Christmas special, I felt giddy when I saw Ms. Sharon. I was so happy.)

“Ang feeling ko, personality trait ko na ‘yong palatili sa mga artista,” she noted. (I feel that it is my personality trait to shriek at celebrities.)

At the same time, Brillantes feels nervous nowadays because she is starring in the first collaboration of ABS-CBN and iQiyi.

“Actually, ang feeling ko po ay never naman nawala sa amin ang kaba. Mas maganda na kinakabahan kami at nape-pressure kaysa sa wala. Ibig sabihin noon, mas pinapahalagahan namin ang trabaho namin,” she said.

(Actually, what I feel is the nervousness would never really go away from us. It’s better that we feel the nervousness and pressure instead of none. That means we value our work.)

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Andrea Brillantes. Image: Instagram/@blythe

Brilantes said she and her screen partner Seth Fedelin feel the pressure because iQiyi is an international company.

“Mas malawak po ang audience dito at kami po ang first na ni-release ng iQiyi. Siyempre, grabe po ang pressure sa aming dalawa ni Seth,” she explained. (The audience is bigger here and we are the first to be released by iQiyi. Of course, the pressure is great on me and Seth.)

Written and directed by Dolly Dulu, “Saying Goodbye” also stars Kobie Brown, Andi Abaya, Sunshine Dizon, Dominic Ochoa, Valerie Concepcion, Polo Ravales and Bernard Palanca. It is now streaming for free exclusively on the iQiyi PH app or A new episode drops every Saturday at 8 p.m. JB


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