Artista Academy alumni Akihiro Blanco and Chanel Morales are both thankful to be continously given projects by their home network TV5.
In an interview during the recent pocket press conference for TV5's Wattpad Presents: Poser, Chanel said it is really an advantage to be a homegrown talent of a TV network.
As a Kapatid star, she said, “Alam na namin how it goes here, kunwari may taping, alam na namin kung paano rito sa TV5.
“At the same time, comfortable ka kasi alam mo na 'yong mga makakasama mo, nakasama mo na dati.
“Big advantage din kasi once you're old na from your network, you know the dos and don'ts, aalagaan ka nila.”
Akihiro, on the other hand, is grateful that he and other young TV5 talents are given opportunities to improve their acting skill through workshops.
Recently, the talents of TV5 attended an acting workshop, which is based on the style of American acting teacher Eric Morris, under director-actor Leo Martinez.
Akihiro said it prepared him for his new lead role in Poser.
So, when asked how well does he think he has improved, the young actor said, “Siguro malaki na... Isang malaking workshop na 'yon sa amin kasi talagang sa Hollywood maraming gumagawa no'n 'tapos dinala pa dito sa TV5.
“Doon kami nakapaghanda lalo noong na-tape na namin itong Poser.”
Akihiro and Chanel will be paired anew in TV5's week-long TV adaptation of Wattpad novels titled Poser. This show will air at 7:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday, starting October 6.
The online novel written by Maxinejiji already has 400,000 reads in the popular community of readers and writers.
Akihiro and Chanel will give life to the main characters of Poser named Brix Torres and Jammy Ocampo, respectively.
In the story, Jammy will meet Brix while conversing with the latter using the Facebook account of her bestfriend, an up-and-coming TV personality named Angel Gonzales (played by Sam Rodriguez).
Jammy will unintentionally fall in love with her bestfriend's number one fan. While Brix will fall in love with Jammy believing that she is Angel.
What will happen if Jammy finds out that her bestfriend Angel is already in a relationship with Brix?