After an almost one-year hiatus from showbiz, Alfred Vargas is back on the Kapamilya network as he plays the role of Irvin, prince of the sea in the upcoming fantasy series Mutya, which premieres on Primetime Bida on January 31, Monday. The 29-year-old actor had left showbiz temporarily to run in the second district of Quezon City where he won as councilor. Now that the election ban is over, Alfred looks forward to being back in the limelight since there is no direct conflict with his work schedule as a government official. "Hinahanap rin kasi nila ako sa TV, yung mga constituents ko. Ayoko naman sila biguin. Eksaktong-eksakto kasi this is like a comeback of sorts for me. I think Mutya is the perfect comeback project for me," he admitted during the press conference for Mutya held last January 27 at the ABS-CBN compound.
Alfred shared that his manager Lolit Solis really encouraged him to accept the project. "Sabi niya na mag-ingat kami sa comeback ko, dapat maganda talaga yung role at saka talagang markadong-markado. And this role was too good to turn down. Mutya is about family. It'rsquo;s about the sadness of being alone and how you long for your family, kung gaano ka-importante yung pamilya mo. Doon sa Mutya, ako yung head ng family, ako ang prinsipe ng dagat. Kasama ko si Precious Lara (Quigaman), ma-i-in-love ako sa kanya tapos magbubunga yung aming pagmamahalan into this napaka-adorable and napaka-endearing na si Mutya so dun magre-revolve yung kuwento and maraming challenges ang dadating and I really find my character very interesting tsaka challenging. Adventurous yung character ko and very passionate. Pagka may gusto siyang gawin, susundin niya yung puso niya. Ang character ko dito is very underwater. Super dami naming underwater scenes tapos madami ring mga dramatic scenes," he said.
Alfred had no problems shooting underwater scenes since he is already a veteran of fantasy series and movies where he had to play the role of a Merman a few years back.
Alfred said there has been no problem for him to manage his time between showbiz and politics. "Ang schedules naman, as long as you take time for each of your priorities, maaayos at maaayos yun. I am very happy to be here and sobrang saya nung tapings and I'rsquo;m happy to work again after winning the elections. Sobrang perfect nitong project na ito," he explained.
Since his contract with another network expired last year, Alfred said the offer to be part of Mutya came at an opportune time. "Nakapagpaalam naman ako ng maayos and I'rsquo;m very happy. My friends and my bosses form GMA are very supportive pa rin sa akin. After winning the elections, yung first offer came from Kapamilya and ang ganda nung role. Thank you very much and ibang-iba na dito ngayon kasi naalala ko nung dito ako nag-start sa Pangako Sa '