Albie Casiño hopes his tandem with Kathryn Bernardo would be as a successful as the Kim Chiu-Gerald Anderson love team.
Albie Casi'ntilde;o gets his big break with his role as the love interest of Kathryn Bernardo in the teleserye remake of Mara Clara. Kathryn will play the good character Mara originally played by Judy Ann Santos, while Albie will take on the role of Christian who was first played by Wowie De Guzman. Albie, who was last seen in Your Song presents Gimik 2010, told Push.com.ph that he considers his role in Mara Clara as the blessing that he'rsquo;s been praying for.
The 17-year-old newbie actor shared that audiences should wait for how the characters of Mara and Christian will fall in love as the story progresses. "May mga eksena kaming inaasar ko siya. Ang ugali ko kasi rito is mapang-asar. 'lsquo;Yun pa lang 'lsquo;yung ilan sa mga kilig scenes namin ni Kathryn. Dun mag-start 'lsquo;yung relationship nina Christian and Mara. Abangan niyo pa po 'lsquo;yung iba."
Judy Ann and Wowie became a successful love team because of Mara Clara, and they starred in a string of box office films following the teleserye. Albie confessed that he welcomes the possibility that he and Kathryn will also be paired as a love team because of Mara Clara. "Wala pong kaso sa akin. Mas okay nga po 'lsquo;yun. Kung paano kami suportahan ng tao okay lang sa akin. Kung after man ng Mara Clara maging love team kami ni Kathryn, o solo ako, or kahit kaming apat uli, okay lang sa akin. Basta I'rsquo;m hoping maging successful 'lsquo;yung show and kami rin."
Albie also talked about the love teams he admired in showbiz. "Kung sa physical appearance namin ni Kathryn, tingin more similar kami kina Enchong (Dee) and Erich (Gonzales). Pero I believe na lahat ng starting love teams ang goal nila is sana maabot 'lsquo;yung success na naabot nina Kim (Chiu) and Gerald (Anderson). Kung papalarin sana maging ganun din kami ni Kathryn."
At his young age, Albie revealed that he has already had four girlfriends. When asked if there'rsquo;s a chance for him to court Kathryn, he just said that there'rsquo;s just so much to admire about his co-star. "Napakagaling talaga niyang artista. Alam na siguro ng lahat 'lsquo;yun. Kaya nga siya napili for this project kasi magaling siya. Napakabait din niya. Kaya nga bagay talaga sa kanya 'lsquo;yung role na Mara. May mga eksena kami na nagagalit siya sa akin. Hindi siya ganun sa tunay na buhay."
Through his role in Mara Clara, Albie is hoping that people will take notice of his acting talent, and that soon he can be like his idol Piolo Pascual. "Baka naman po sabihin niyo makapal ang mukha ko, pero sa totoo lang, marami po akong relatives na nagsasabing kamukha ko si Piolo. Kaya nga ako mas na-curious kay Piolo so pinanood ko siya. Magaling talaga siyang umarte."