Rising leading lady Yen Santos revealed that she and leading man Piolo Pascual are halfway through with their upcoming film titled Once In A Lifetime.
Yen left for New Zealand with the Ultimate Heartthrob to shoot scenes for their first project together.
“Sobrang memorable po ng experience kasi first movie ko po ito, sa New Zealand pa at si Papa P pa ang kasama ko,” she gushed.
The 23-year-old star unabashedly confessed that she initially had a hard time working on the film, but for good reasons.
“Hindi po naging madali sa akin nung una kasi natutulala po ako palagi kay Papa P. Sobrang gwapo nya po,” said Yen. “Sobrang surreal lahat.”
Yen however had yet to reveal a playdate for their film, which she says would tackle a beautiful love story.
Apart from the movie, Yen recently returned to TV as part of the sultry soap Magpahanggang Wakas together with Arci Muñoz and Jericho Rosales.
The All of Me actress considers her newest project a blessing especially since her character Clarissa “Issa” Ordoñez is notably different from the ones she did in the past.
Not only that, Yen is also very happy that she got the chance to work with premiere primetime leading man Echo for the first time.
“Hindi ko po inexpect na papasok ako sa show. Biglaan lang po talaga. Nung sinabi sakin naexcite po ako sobra kasi gusto ko po talagang makatrabaho si Echo,” she said.
Yen said that she immediately warmed up to Echo because of his light character.
Although there has yet to be any confirmation as to whether or not she would be interfering with Waldo (Echo’s character) and Aryann’s (played by Arci) romance, Yen just shrugged off being called a “third party” on the soap.
“So far talagang asaran pa lang po kami. Hindi ko pa rin po sure kung saan papunta ‘yung story ni Issa at ni Waldo,” she explained.
But what is certain though is that she appreciates the fact that she was included on the well-received soap.
“It's very challenging po kasi talagang mahuhusay na aktor/aktres ang mga kasama ko. Nagkaroon po ako ng chance na makatrabaho sila,” said Yen.
Despite headlining a number of successful pre-primetime soaps in the past like All of Me and Pure Love, Yen still considers Magpahanggang Wakas as a “huge break.
“I feel so blessed na makatrabaho po si Direk FMR (FM Reyes). Madami po akong natututunan sa kanya,” ended Yen.