In an interview with bloggers for the launching of her YouTube channel, 13-year-old Andrea Brillantes revealed that she prefers to do dramatic roles rather playing teeny-bopper characters.
“Mas gusto ko ‘yung dramatic. Para sa akin, parang mas lumalabas ‘yung galing dun,” she said. However, Andrea also noted that she also likes romantic-comedies but would like them to have a dramatic twist.
When asked about her dream roles, Andrea, who dreams of portraying the iconic roles of Philippine heroine Darna and mermaid Dyesebel, cheerfully coined the term, “Darbel.”
“Darna sa gabi, Dyesebel sa umaga. Si Darbel… Gagawin ko ‘yun, iisipin ko ‘yun paglaki ko talaga, promise,” she said, aware that she cannot do these roles yet.
Moreover, she shared the other dream roles she wants to do. “Gusto ko ‘yung may sakit, ‘yung may kapansanan at saka gusto ko silang mabigyan ng justice. Tapos gusto ko superhero, bampira, mga rebelde, mga gano’n. Mga action star, gusto ko maging Angelina Jolie, Angel Locsin, mga gano’n kunwari.”
Talking about the celebrities that she wants to work with, Andrea answered international music icon Beyonce and reality star Kylie Jenner, who she also revealed as her personal icons. When asked if she wants to go to Hollywood, she answered yes right away, admitting that she wants to be like Beyonce. “Yeah (gusto ko rin kumanta at sumayaw like Beyonce) kaya lang parang hindi sa akin ibinigay. Dance na lang ako, magwowork na lang ako doon sa singing kasi lahat naman dito sa mundong ito napag-aaralan,” she said.