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Luis Manzano says it is not yet final if he will be part of 'Alta'

Luis Manzano revealed that he has yet to see the presentation for him for 'Alta.'



4/7/2011 8:36 AM
Luis Manzano says it is not yet final if he will be part of 'Alta'

040711-luis_main.jpgLuis Manzano feels proud that he is doing a significant project like Pilipinas Got Talent, which he says is good medium to showcase world-class Filipino talents. “Very, very happy na Pilipinas Got Talent ang most viewed weekend program,” Luis admitted in a recent interview. “So that means we’re doing something very, very right, at the same time ang LOL (Laugh Out Loud), nagugulat kami sa taas ng ratings so, so far, everything is falling into place.”

He also pointed out that these shows put the highlight on other people and not just on him. “The good thing about sa shows ko kasi they don’t revolve around us, which makes me happier pa nga kasi umiikot sa talent ng mga Pilipino at sa lahat-lahat, hindi ‘yung Luis Manzano na umaarte lang o kung ano pa man.” He added that he is grateful that people continue to support his projects. “We’re very happy na ganun ang pagtanggap ng tao, hindi lang sa akin pero sa lahat ng ginagawa namin. I’m very very thankful na no matter what I do, meron talagang sumusuporta sa ginagawa ko.” Apart of PGT and LOL, Luis is also one of the co-hosts of the entertainment talk-show Entertainment Live.

Coincidentally, all three shows fall on Saturday, which is why some have dubbed Saturday as Luis Manzano day. However, the actor-host justified that this is his time and that everyone gets the same chance. “Kaya nga sinasabi nila na when it rains, it pours. Bawat artista nagkakaroon ng ganyan so nagkataon lang,” he reasoned.

Most of all, the son of Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos and Edu Manzano is happy that he was able to make a niche for himself in showbiz, and takes pride that he worked hard to get where he is today. “Sabi ko naman kaya kong ipagmalaki, if there is one thing na kaya kong sabihin na taas noo, kung ano man meron ako ngayon, pinaghirapan ko naman. It wasn’t an easy ride and sa akin it wasn’t a free pass and what they say na porket anak ni ganito… kaya kong sabihin na mula nang magsimula ako bilang MYX VJ up to Kampanerang Kuba, alam kong pinaghirapan ko kung anuman meron ako.”

While all three of his current shows are hosting jobs, Luis said that there are still negotiations as to whether he will be part of the upcoming teleserye Alta. Celebrities confirmed to be part of the highly-anticipated teleserye include Gretchen Barretto, Angelica Panganiban, KC Concepcion, Sam Milby, and Zanjoe Marudo. “Nabasa ko ‘yan na-confirmed [na raw ako] to join the cast. May mga usapan regarding Alta pero sa akin ipe-present pa lang so wala pa akong alam sa takbo ng storya, wala pa akong alam sa kahit ano,” he explained. “Ang alam ko ipe-present pa lang sa akin so may chance na yes or no pero siyempre depende sa proyekto.” He continued that he would be honored to be included in a powerhouse cast and that he already misses doing a teleserye.

Luis said that he has worked with Gretchen for a commercial before, while he co-starred with Angelica in the teleserye Rounin. He became KC’s leading man in one of the episodes of the actress’s TV special, while he has worked with Sam and Zanjoe In Dyosa.