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Coco Martin is excited to work with Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta in 'Walang Hanggan'

Coco Martin admits that he feels pressured to reprise the role of Richard Gomez in the TV adaptation of 'Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit.'

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

11/1/2011 11:22 AM
Coco Martin is excited to work with Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta in 'Walang Hanggan'


110111-coco_main.jpgCoco Martin was ecstatic as he landed another lead role in ABS-CBN’s upcoming primetime soap, Walang Hanggan. In an interview with Push.com.ph last October 24, he shared that it’s definitely the best birthday gift he received this year. “Ang birthday wish ko sana dire-diretso lang yung mga blessing tsaka mga proyekto na dumarating sa akin. Siyempre gusto ko din na yung family ko laging maayos. By November alam ko mag-start na kaming mag-taping,” said Coco who’s turning 30 on November 1.

The story of Walang Hanggan is said to be a TV adaptation of the box office hit, Hihintaying Kita Sa Langit, which was top-billed by Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta back in 1991. Aside from the fact that it won Best Picture from FAMAS (Film Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences), it was also the peak of Richard and Dawn’s reel and real-life romance at the time. On his part, Coco revealed that he was actually a big fan of the said movie. “Inspired ito sa Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit. Nung bata ako isa yun sa mga pelikulang pinanood ko. Hanggang ngayon kapag pinapalabas siya sa TV, talagang pinapanood ko pa rin.”

Coco further shared that he feels privileged to be working with a powerhouse cast including Richard and Dawn themselves. “Every project talagang pinaghahandaan ko, hindi lang naman yung pumunta ako sa set para mag-taping. Talagang pinagaaralan ko [yung role ko]. Siyempre makakasama ko si Richard Gomez, tapos yung dati pa niyang pelikula yung soap na gagawin namin, so napre-pressure ako. Sana mapanindigan ko ulit at magawa ko ng tama yung role ko.”

For someone who was raised by his grandmother, Coco added that he looks forward to working with Susan Roces in this project. “Alam naman natin na Susan Roces yun eh. Sa story conference pa nga lang ng Walang Hanggan, nararamadaman ko na yung gesture niya na pagiging lola. E ako, laking-lola ako kaya malambot ang puso ko pagdating sa mga ganong bagay. Natutuwa ako kasi excited din siya e.”

Other members of the cast include Melissa Ricks, Paulo Avelino, Joem Bascon, and Rita Avila.