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Lauren Young reprises Claudine Barretto's role in 'Mula Sa Puso'

Lauren Young feels privileged to be given such a huge break in her showbiz career.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

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3/3/2011 8:11 AM
Lauren Young reprises Claudine Barretto's role in 'Mula Sa Puso'


030311-lauren_main.jpgLauren Young bagged the much-coveted role of Olivia Pereira in the remake of Mula Sa Puso after beating out 120 stars who also auditioned for it. While the 17-year-old could hardly believe her luck, she was also grateful to be given such a big break after five years in the biz. “Siyempre it feels very overwhelming talaga. I’m very happy and nervous at the same time. I worked hard for this one. Hindi lang naman siya binigay sa akin. I went through the audition process, nag-workshop pa ako. So feeling ko naman I deserve it din kasi pinaghirapan ko naman. And since binigay nila (ABS-CBN management) ito sa akin, I’m going to show them that I do deserve it,” said Lauren during the cast pictorial last February 28.

It was Mula Sa Puso which catapulted Claudine Barretto to stardom back in the late ‘90s. When asked if she’s ready to measure up to Claudine’s acting prowess, Lauren said that she’d rather focus on giving her character a fresh twist this time around. “Siyempre ‘di mo naman maiiwasan yun kasi si Claudine ‘yan, ako si Lauren lang. People are always going to compare me to the original one. To top that, it’s Miss Claudine Barretto pa. It just adds more pressure on me. But if there's no pressure, it’s not worth it kasi you need pressure din to give you that push.”

Lauren further shared that she’s excited to work with her leading men JM De Guzman and Enrique Gil. But she’s set on keeping her relationship with both of them on a professional level. “Ako kasi ‘pag trabaho, trabaho. Ewan ko lang kung si JM ganon. But if you can’t help how you feel, e ‘di you can’t help how you feel. Pero as much as possible I want to keep it professional. Mas close ako kay Enrique. Actually, si JM I only met him nung nag-audition kami. Unlike Enrique, we have common friends like Giggerboys so matagal ko na siya nakakasama.

The fact that she’d get to work with veteran actresses like Dawn Zulueta and Eula Valdez was something that Lauren appreciates as well. “I like working with people who are more experienced because they teach me things. I know what to do and what not do. It’s basically a learning process. Nakaka-pressure knowing na mga magagaling at respetado yung mga makakasama ko. Pero nakatrabaho ko na si Ms. Dawn, naging nanay ko siya sa MMK (Maalaala Mo Kaya) dati. She’s easy to work with and we have good chemistry sa work. Handa na rin ako masampal ng bonggang-bongga ni Ms. Eula. If they need it in the script at kung ikagaganda naman ng storya, go lang ako,” Lauren added with a laugh.