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Andrea Torres on playing Kylie Padilla’s girlfriend in ‘BetCin’: ‘Very memorable yung first kiss’

‘BetCin’ actress Andrea Torres talks about why she did not hesitate to play her first lesbian role.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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10/16/2021 10:30 AM
Andrea Torres on playing Kylie Padilla’s girlfriend in ‘BetCin’: ‘Very memorable yung first kiss’
Photo credit: @andreaetorres and @kylienicolepadillaInstagram

When Andrea Torres first decided to accept the role of Cindy in the latest WeTV Philippines original series BetCin, she said that her home network bosses gave her their full approval to portray her first lesbian role onscreen in the eight episode digital series.

“Very supportive naman sila. Hindi ko alam kung ano ang naging reaction pero very supportive sila with the project and I think they’d know din na ito yung mga gusto naming gawin ni Kylie (Padilla), yung kakaiba, yung medyo nakakagulat, hindi in-expect ng tao from us. So very thankful din talaga na pinayagan nila kaming gawin ito,” she said.

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In BetCin, Andrea stars opposite Kylie Padilla who plays her girlfriend Beth. The two play a couple in a troubled relationship who decide to enter a reality competition online in order to win big prizes. Andrea said that she is more similar Kylie’s role in real life.

“Actually I play Cindy pero in real life mas Beth ako kasi medyo hindi ako ma-social media, lagi akong behind. Hindi ako techie na tao. So naiintindihan ko si Beth but I had so much fun playing Cindy kasi nga parang yun yung world na hindi ko pa masyadong napupuntahan eh. Parang dito sa show na ‘to, parang mas naging open din ako na ang saya na rin maging Cindy ah. Kasi parang feeling ko walang nasasayang na araw sa kanya, lagi siyang game. Okay siyang maka-experience ng kahit na ano. Feeling niya kaya niyang gawin ang kahit ano,” she explained.

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Aside from being part of a good project, Andrea said she is thankful to her co-star for helping bring out the best in her onscreen.

“With Kylie naman grabe yung suportang binigay namin sa isa’t isa dito. Parang hindi ko rin maintindihan kung anong magic yung nangyari na parang hindi lang sa aming dalawa pero pati sa buong staff, buong crew, lahat ng bumubuo ng Betcin talagang nag-gel kaming lahat na everyday inspired kami. Ang ganda ganda na ng script from the start, pero parang na-enhance pa siya lalo dahil lang dun sa energy na meron dun sa set and si Kylie grabe, totoo yung sabi nila na nag-transform talaga siya. Na-in love ako sa kanya, na-guwapuhan ako sa kanya and yung mga memories na iniwan niya sa akin totoong totoo so parang very memorable yung first kiss ko and first relationship ko with her,” she said.

Even though she has never dated the same sex in real life, Andrea revealed who her ultimate girl crushes are. “Marami ah. Maggie Wilson and J.Lo. Actually dumating na ako sa point na minessage ko si Maggie Wilson na, ‘I’m a fan!’ (laughs). Nag-reply siya! Tuwang tuwa ako. It’s so kilig (laughs),” she added.

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Being part of a pioneering GL series in the country, Andrea showed how thankful she is to be part of such a meaningful show that she hopes the LGBTQIA community can appreciate.

“Actually ang taas ng respeto namin sa kanila kasi dahil dito sa project na ‘to, parang mas marami pa kaming nalaman ni Kylie eh sa pinagdadaanan nila, sa mga stories nga. So grabe yung respeto namin sa kanila and this is for them, itong show na ‘to para talaga sa kanila and sabi ko nga, ang appeal talaga ng Betcin sa akin is parang is gusto ko kung paano sila na-represent. Gusto ko na mahal ng tao ang Betcin, accepted sila. Kaya ang gusto lang talaga namin is sana pag napanuod niyo itong series matuwa kayo. Para maging proud kayo kasi talagang nakaka-proud kayo,” she said.

BetCin streams on WeTV Philippines. Starring Kylie Padilla and Andrea Torres. Directed by Shugo Praico.