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Sam Milby on working with Maricel Soriano for the first time: ‘I was very, very nervous’

‘Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin’ actor Sam Milby shares his working experience with the Philippines’ Diamond Star Maricel Soriano.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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08/11/2020 08:52 AM
Sam Milby on working with Maricel Soriano for the first time: ‘I was very, very nervous’

As the male lead in the new primetime bida series Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin, Sam Milby said he feels blessed to have gotten the chance to work with some of the industry’s most talented actresses. “I have to admit, nakaka-pressure. I feel very unworthy. Lahat sila sobrang galing. I was so nervous going into this project. At siyempre ang nag-iisang Diamond Star na si Ms. Maricel Soriano, I was very nervous. Pero lahat sila sobrang supportive,” he said.

The 36-year-old actor plays the role Gabriel Villarosa who is caught in a love triangle with Jodi Sta. Maria and Iza Calzado in the new Kapamilya Channel series. “It’s not my first time to work with Jodi. We did a movie dati, Third World Happy magkasama kami. But it’s my first time working with Maricel and si Iza . So going into it, being my first time working with them, I was very nervous. But with Iza, a lot of people you just easily connect with and  kami ni Iza we just get along so well from very much from the start and so it made things so much easier,” he said.

Even though they started taping even before the national lockdown last March, Sam said he has learned a lot from his new -co-stars. “Nadiscover ko how good they are as actresses, just how helpful. Kasi before I can be medyo childish as a person and nahihirapan din ako sa lenguwahe minsan but their patience and yung support nila sa bawat eksena, just how much they help me, I just super appreciate them and even to the rest of the cast, galante silang lahat so I super appreciate that. I’m so happy to be a part of this cast and them to be helping me sa mga eksena,” he said.


Of his first working experience with veteran actress Maricel Soriano, Sam admitted he could not help but feel intimidated at the start. “Yung nag-iisang Diamond Star siyempre si Ms. Maricel Soriano, going into it I was very, very nervous. Kaka-celebrate pa lang ng 49th year niya sa business so I’m very happy for her anniversary and all the awards she has, so I was very nervous. Sa first few tapings namin sobrang supportive siya. Grabe sobrang bait niya sa akin. I love Ms. Maricel Soriano. She’s been so, so kind to me and so helpful and so supportive. May mga times kasi na may duda ako sa sarili ko. I feel unworthy in a way and just the support that she’s given me, the advice that she’s given me, nakakadagdag sa bilib sa sarili. So I just super appreciate it,” he explained.

For Sam, the veteran star also served as a mother figure on the set for younger actors like him. “Ms. Maricel she’s like the nanay on set, so kind, supportive, and so helpful and yung pagtuturo niya sa akin sa mga eksena din, she helps out so much. I just really appreciate my co-actors for all the help that they gave me and yung mga teachings ni Ms. Maricel sa akin. I’ve learned so much from her,” he added.