Sam Milby feels blessed with the milestones in his career this 2011.
Recently, a public announcement was made that his previous show with Maja Salvador, Impostor, is the lone Filipino series nominated in the Telenovela category of the International Emmy Awards.
ABS-CBN's Precious Hearts Romances Presents Impostor will be competing against Argentina's Contra las Cuerdas, Brazil's Destiny River, and Portugal's Lacos de Sangue. (CLICK HERE to read related article.)
In an interview held earlier today, October 7, at the Rai Rai Ken restaurant at SM North Edsa, Sam says about this honor: "Thankful talaga. I would never expect anything like that, nomination pa lang, happy na ako...kaming lahat."
What does he think the edge of Impostor is over other nominees?
He points out, "Siyempre, maganda ang story and Maja did a great job.
"Dalawang characters ang ginawa niya. She acted like Melai [Cantiveros]... Maja really carried the show."
Aside from Sam and Maja, Impostor also stars real-life couple Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco.
ALTA. According to Sam, he has yet to start taping for ABS-CBN's upcoming TV series, Alta.
He also revealed that he will start shooting his movie with Bea Alonzo this year, and he is slated to work with Eugene Domingo for another movie next year.
Of his movie with Bea, he says, "Ang rinig ko, si Direk Olive Lamasan ang director ng movie."
"Dapat mag-start na kami ng movie ni Bea either next month or sa December."
PURSUING HIS HOLLYWOOD DREAM. Sam says that working in Hollywood has always been his dream.
He names Leonardo DiCaprio, Edward Norton, and Sean Penn as his idols.
"I'd like to follow in their footsteps, but they started a lot younger," says the actor, who started his showbiz career when he joined Pinoy Big Brother in 2005.