Andrea Brillantes shares what inspired her to join showbiz

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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06/28/2017 10:27 AM
Andrea Brillantes shares what inspired her to join showbiz

 

At four years old, while most kids her age were still playing with toys at home, Andrea Brillantes was already going for her first acting audition. “Nung una hindi ako nakapagsalita nung nasa harapan ko na yung director tapos tinatanong niya kung marunong ba ako sumayaw. Iling lang ako. Pati sa kanta at pag-arte umiling lang ako. Promise kabisado ko lines ko nun pero nung kinakausap na ako nung director wala na akong nasabi. So after nun umuwi na kami ni mama,” she recalled.

The now 14-year-old actress admitted watching Disney’s High School Musical really opened her eyes to show business. Initially influenced by her mom, Andrea said she really loved watching the character of Sharpay played by actress Ashley Tisdale. “Na-inspire ako sa kanya sa High School Musical nung kinanta niya yung ‘I Want More’ and ‘Fabulous,’” she added.


One of the biggest challenges for the Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin actress when she was just starting out was crying on camera. “Medyo nahirapan ako sa pag-audition nun kasi hindi ako marunong umiyak. Wala pa akong workshop. Yung iyak ko yung pinipikit ko yung mata ko para lang maiyak. Ngayon madali na sa akin umiyak pero dati talaga hirap na hirap ako. Merong mga shows na gusto na nila ako kunin kaya lang hindi talaga ako marunong umiyak. Ngayon madali na para sa akin na umiyak na lang din kahit sa eksena lang. Kahit sa mismong scene nakakahugot na din ako,” she admitted.

As to her fellow Kapamilya stars, Andrea admitted she looks up to Bea Alonzo and Angelica Panganiban because of their versatility. “Si ate Angelica kasi kaya niya maging kontrabida at saka bida. Si ate Bea naman parang reyna sa ABS-CBN, gusto ko din ganun ako paglaki ko. Gusto ko rin kasi yung bida kontrabida. Gusto ko yung bidang palaban, yung malakas, yung lumalaban at hindi nagpapatalo,” she shared.

Apart from acting in television and movies, Andrea also started vlogging exactly one year ago. “Feeling ko alam na din nila halos lahat kasi meron din akong YouTube channel so dun ko nalalabas yung ugali ko at yung madalas kong ginagawa. Kasi ginawa ko yung channel ko para mas makilala din ako ng mga tao, kung ano yung mga ginagawa ko at saka yung mga behind-the-scenes. Ako din yung nag-e-edit, nag-aayos ng camera at ilaw. Ako lahat. Kaya dala ko lagi yung laptop ko para habang mini-make upan ako nakakapag-edit din ako,” she said.