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Andi Eigenmann feels pressured about being called ABS-CBNs Heiress of Drama

Andi Eigenmann wants to prove her dramatic prowess via 'Your Song Presents: Andi' starting this October.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

10/10/2010 11:18 PM
Andi Eigenmann feels pressured about being called ABS-CBNs Heiress of Drama


After her unforgettable portrayal in Agua Bendita, Andi Eigenmann is now set to wow the viewers in her very own drama anthology via Your Song Presents: Andi starting October 10. When asked how she feels to be the first one to be launched in the revamped weekly series, Andi admitted that it came as a surprise to her as well. "Sobrang na-overwhelm ako kasi bakit po ako? Parang walang meaning kung ako mauna kasi 'lsquo;di naman ako isang Kim Chiu or Bea Alonzo. I haven'rsquo;t been in the industry for more than a year. But a lot of people have been telling me that through Agua Bendita, I'rsquo;ve shown them what I can do. And just want to show people that I can do more because the reason why I'rsquo;m in this industry is because I want to do my craft and I want to improve through time," she began.

The fact that she was recently dubbed ABS-CBN'rsquo;s Heiress of Drama doubled the pressure that Andi is feeling. As a showbiz newbie, the 20-year old knows that she has a long way to go before she can be a certified dramatic actress. "I didn'rsquo;t expect to receive something like this this soon. It'rsquo;s all happening so fast to me. Everything seems so surreal. But then again if this is the way it is, then I'rsquo;m going to accept every opportunity and every blessing that's been given to me because this is what I wanted anyway. Even if it'rsquo;s so unbelievable that I'rsquo;m getting it. But I must say that I didn'rsquo;t get this overnight. This wasn'rsquo;t handed to me on a silver platter. I'rsquo;ve gone through so much before I got here," she stressed.

But being the daughter of acclaimed actress Jaclyn Jose, there are lots of expectations for Andi to follow in her footsteps and to prove that she deserves the success that she'rsquo;s enjoying right now. To which Andi replied, "Just because we'rsquo;re related doesn'rsquo;t mean I have to do the same thing. We'rsquo;re already alike in terms of our physique as is. And I want to show people that I can step out of my mom's shadow. That I'rsquo;m here in the industry not just because I am an Eigenmann or the daughter of Jaclyn Jose. Because of them, I have it in me. But because of me, I can be something that people will also see as a good actress and appreciate what I do."

For the pilot episode of Your Song Presents: Andi, Andi got the chance to work with Jaclyn for the very first time in a story about the unexpected reunion of a mother and daughter inside a prison. "Since mommy ko siya, hindi naman ako nahihiya sa kanya and hindi ko naman siya nakikita as that veteran actress kasi sa bahay siyempre iba ang treatment namin sa isa'rsquo;t isa. But then again when I was at work with her, I didn'rsquo;t feel like arguing with her because I witnessed first-hand how much of a professional actress she is. At dahil nasa trabaho kami para ko siyang hindi nanay, iba. Pero pagdating sa acting part, diyan dumating yung pagbibigay ng advice ng mommy ko sa akin since na-witness din niya how I was as an actress and she saw the room where I can improve in which is perfect. Who would have known that my mother will be able to give me one of the best acting experiences I ever had? So I am really excited for people to see our dynamics here in Your Song," she beamed.