Posted at 05/30/2013 8:45 PM | Updated as of 05/30/2013 9:06 PM
|Actress Judy Ann Santos talks about her upcoming series "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala"|
Marking her comeback in the world of “teleseryes,” Santos said she is very proud of Sam Milby, who will portray a role far from what the viewers usually see him play.
“Kasi nung binasa ko 'yung script, ang una talagang aktor na pumasok sa isip ko, si Sam. Kasi ang ganda ng mukha at nakikitaan ko pa siya ng mas malalim pang acting sa mga past na mga trabaho na niya,” she said.
Santos said she was able to convince Milby to accept this project, saying that this series will be his “vehicle" to take on more mature characters.
Aside from Santos and Milby, “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala” will also feature KC Concepcion and a special guest appearance of veteran actress Amalia Fuentes.
“Abangan po ninyo. Isang napakaimportanteng karakter ang gagampanan ni Ms. Amalia Fuentes, and with KC Concepcion, isa siyang revelation dito. Pareho sila ni Sam. I’m proud to say na hindi ako nagkamali sa mga choices ko sa series na ito dahil talagang revelation lahat ng tao dito,” she said.
For over two decades that she has been a Kapamilya, Santos said she feels flattered that the ABS-CBN network continuously entrusts good projects to her.
“Very thankful din naman ako talaga sa ABS-CBN dahil sa lahat lahat ng magagandang proyektong ibinigay nila sa akin, ipinagkatiwala pa din nilang ibigay sa akin itong ‘Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala.’ Ang tensyon ko abot langit,” she said.
The actress admitted she agreed to do this series, which will tackle the theme of empowering women.
“Very heavy drama ito. May martial arts kasi isho-showcase naming dito ang self-defense ng isang babae laban sa isang asawa na binubugbog siya -- woman empowerment. May advocacy din na pampagising sa mga tao at mga kababaihan na kailangan tayong lumaban sa mga pagkakataong kailangan tayong lumaban,” she said.
"Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala" tells the story of Anessa (Santos), a battered wife who will do everything to be free from her husband and to protect her child.
The series will air its pilot episode on June 17 on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida block.