Young actor and Harana member Bryan Santos finally joined the primetime teleserye The Story of Us during last night’s episode, March 14. He plays the role of CJ, a wealthy businessman who will be the third wheel in the love story of Kim Chiu and Xian Lim’s characters, Tin and Macoy.
Describing his working experiences on the set, Bryan admitted feeling intimidated to work with veteran actress Princess Punzalan who plays Clodette, his character’s mother. “First meeting pa lang, I’ll be honest, I was intimidated talaga. Kasi ‘yung unang lumalabas talaga when I thought of her is ‘yung evil laugh niya from before,” he said, referring to the evil roles of Princess in the past. However, Bryan said that as soon as they started talking, he realized that she is a sweet and helpful person in real life.
Likewise, he also acknowledged veteran actress Zsa Zsa Padilla, saying that she would cook dinner for them when they were shooting scenes in New York. Bryan shared, “Siya ‘yung Chef namin for three days straight yata. Siya ‘yung nagluluto ng dinner namin. ‘Pag uwi namin, may dinner dun, may Adobo, the next day may Kare-Kare.”
While he has not started taping scenes with Xian yet, Bryan said that he already bonded with the actor as they were roommates in New York. “Sobrang gaan kasama ni Xian. Sobrang saya. Hindi ko talaga inexpect na gano’n kadali at first especially being the third party,” he said, adding that there was no competition between them.
“Day 2 pa lang, nag-ji-gym na kami. Pinaplano namin kung anong gagawin namin sa day-off namin. Sobrang saya. Parang feeling namin parang dormers lang kami,” he said.
Moreover, Bryan praised Kim’s sense of humor and expressed how he felt welcomed. “Si Kim, sobrang gaan kasama rin. ‘Yung sense of humor niya na nakikita mo minsan sa TV, sa movies, gano’n din talaga on the set. You can’t help but feel entertained when being around the two of them. Actually, si Xian din has a great sense of humor. So, sobrang gaan kasama, sobrang welcoming, kind at saka mindful sila na dahil ako ‘yung third party, ayaw nila na parang ma-o-OP ako.”
He admitted he’s a big fan of KimXi ever since he watched their 2014 movie, Bride for Rent. “I went to the premiere to support and sobrang natuwa ako sa movie na ‘yun. Ever since then,” Bryan said.
Bryan Santos admits he’s a KimXi fan
Bryan Santos is ready to play the third party with KimXi in ‘The Story of Us’