Sam Milby shared that he had to undergo rigorous training in order to pull off his role as a merman in the upcoming soap Dyesebel. “Ang daming training sessions para sa swimming. Si Anne (Curtis) marami ng training sessions nong dati pa for Diyosa but ako first time na gaganap ako bilang isang merman, sireno, so napakahirap para sa akin na magmukhang natural sa tubig na hindi ako nahihirapan,” he relayed.
He further revealed, “It was difficult for me kasi when you're swimming akala mo na okay. Pero pagnakita mo na sa screen hindi pala okay, mukhang awkward na nahihirapan talaga ako, so it was a lot of training for me para masanay talaga sa tubig.”
Sam said that he really prepared himself to be physically fit for the role as Liro. “Ito ang first Dyesebel na may mga sireno, first time, at ako, ‘yung character ko, bagong character, sa mga dating Dyesebel walang Liro so this is a new character talaga so ibang twist and yes I’m more prepared ngayon nag-gym na ako. Sana naman may time pa ako in the future na mag-gym kasi ‘yun nga laging nakahubad from beginning to the end.”
Sam is working again with ex-girlfriend Anne Curtis after their team-up in Diyosa years ago. When asked if there was any awkwardness as soon as they began taping for Dyesebel, Sam shared, “Actually for me naiisip ko for the first day of taping akala ko magiging awkward or something like that but not at all.” Sam said that the soap has helped them rebuild their friendship. “It was really nice kumbaga, parang starting all over again ‘yung parang friendship namin.”
For Sam, Anne is the perfect choice for the role of Dyesebel. “Si Anne, siya ang pinakamaganda sa showbiz, siya talaga ang perfect for this role para sa akin and very deserving,” he said.