Mika dela Cruz feels overwhelmed and thankful to be part of the upcoming ABS-CBN soap You’re My Home. “I am so honored, super blessed and super happy of course kasi minsan lang magkaroon ng ganitong show power cast at napakabait ng staff and crew so ayon super family ‘yung dating so super happy and super blessed,” she said in an interview with Push.com.ph.
The young actress will be playing the role of Jennifer and she will be teaming up with young actor Paul Salas on the show. “Magkababata po kami ni Paul (Salas), best friends. Simple lang ako na bata, hindi masyadong nag-aayos, medyo boyish ganyan kasi batang kalye until eventually Jennifer falls in love with her best friend na si Paul po. Ayon don mag su-surround ‘yung story naming dalawa sa Navotas, mga batang Navotas kami,” she shared.
It is not the first time that she is working with Paul because they have been part of a project together before. “Nag start po yan nadiskubre po kami ni direk Jerry (Lopez-Sineneng) sa Dahil May Isang Ikaw, bale love triangle po kami noon nina Paul, Nash Aguas, and me po and don kami nagustuhan ni direk Jerry sabi niya pag nagdalaga, [nagbinata] kayo kukunin namin kayong dalawa ulit so don po nag start. So bata pa lang po kami magkasama na kami ni Paul and we’re good friends po.”
Having already worked together before, Mika relayed that she finds it really comfortable working with Paul. “So walang awkwardness ganon, nagtatawanan lang kami, sobrang ano lang, sobrang comfortable po so masaya po sa set kasi even po ‘yung mga barkada po namin na roles nila na barkada namin sila sa Navotas site na story, kaibigan po namin lahat so sa taping kami naglalaro lang. Hindi mo nararamdaman na nagtatrabaho ka.”
Mika relayed that her and Paul’s story in the soap is quite different and refreshing. “Usually po kasi mga love teams ngayon parang sweet na agad, parang yung istorya parang bad boy ‘yung guy. ‘Yung sa amin kasi parang more natural siya, parang sobrang komportable and hindi siya parang nagmamadali na maging mag-mature and stuff. Parang actually ‘yung love story namin hindi siya parang love eh, parang more on friendship talaga and ang ganda ng foundation and napaka-natural lang. ‘Yun lang talaga ang masasabi ko parang age-appropriate po ang dating namin sa story. May pagka-comedy po kaming dalawa dahil may pagkabarumbado kaming dalawa [sa story] eh,” she shared.
Mika is also working with the timeless love team of Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta. She admitted that she was nervous when she was initially working with them but later on, found comfort in the fact that both stars are not only good actors but also great people.
“At first natakot ako, na-intimidate ako, siyempre I’ve never worked with them before and surprisingly they are super nice. Si kuya Richard he comes to me, lagi akong kinakausap, kinukulit. Si Ms. Dawn she’s very caring po, she’s really, really nice. And ayon po nakakatuwa nga kasi lalo ko pa silang nakikilala here. It’s really fun working with them,” she said.
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