As the latest additions to the cast of the top rating teleserye Annaliza, Khalil Ramos and Sue Ramirez are determined to work hard to be the next teen love team to watch out for in ABS-CBN. Although they were not originally part of the cast, the management believes that the two young stars will bring kilig and comic relief in the drama soap. “I’m very thankful na ABS-CBN trusted me once again with Annaliza (after Princess and I). Siyempre this is a big project. I’m happy to be part of the cast. With that, nandun yung motivation to do good,” said Khalil during their press launch held at 9501 restaurant in ABS-CBN compound last Thursday, June 13.
While some might try to romantically link them to each other, the two refuse to dwell on such notions especially now that they’re just starting out in the biz. Sue further stated, “Hindi naman kailangan i-force yung sarili namin sa isa’t isa para lang maging successful yung love team. Alam namin na gagawin namin best namin para maipakita sa mga tao na kaya namin maging love team without emotional involvement. But I’m not closing doors, it’s too early to say.”
Asked about today’s popular love teams that they look up to, Khalil and Sue both shared that they want to be like John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo whose extraordinary onscreen chemistry resulted to three record-breaking box office films. “Super fan ako ng Sarah-Lloydy love team, ang ganda kasi bongga yung chemistry nilang dalawa. Pero kapag ni-love team sila sa iba, okay rin. So parang maganda yung flow ng love team nila talaga.”
Even though their team-up is just a sub-plot of Annaliza, Khalil said that he wants to portray his role really well. “Si Jeric (brother of Isabel played by Denise Laurel) rebeldeng anak siya. Pero yung similarities namin meron kasi singer din siya. So alam ko kung paano atakihin ‘pag yung passion niya for music ang pinaguusapan. Pinagaralan ko mabuti yung character. Pina-practice ko sa bahay kung pano magsalita kasi medyo mayabang yung dating niya.”
Sue also didn’t have a hard time relating to her character as well. “Hindi ko kailangan masyado mag-prepare. Yung role ko as Luisa (sister of Stella played by Kaye Abad) boyish, eh in real life I’m very sporty. It also helps na magaan katrabaho si Khalil. Wala siyang ere. Tahimik lagi pero kapag kinausap mo sociable naman. Hindi talaga siya mayabang.”
Khalil added that he also enjoys working with Sue. “Whenever nag-uusap kami on and off cam lagi siyang positive, na parang walang problema. Gusto ko sa kanya yung pagiging happy and good vibes niya.”