Andrea Torres does not mind being second choice to Megan Young in Legal Wives

by James Patrick Anarcon
Jul 29, 2021
Andrea Torres says it's not an issue if she was the second choice to Megan Young in GMA-7's epicserye Legal Wives. (right frame) The original cast of Legal Wives (L-R): Megan Young, Bianca Umali, Dennis Trillo, and Alice Dixson.
PHOTO/S: GMA-7

Andrea Torres does not mind being the second choice for the role of Dianne in GMA-7’s prime-time series Legal Wives.

When Legal Wives had a story conference in early 2020, Megan Young was included in the cast as one of Dennis Trillo’s leading ladies, together with Alice Dixson and Bianca Umali.

However, when the show resumed production in late 2020, Andrea was included in the cast and Megan was no longer part of the series.

In her PEP Exclusives interview on July 16, 2021, Andrea is asked if she’s fine being the second choice for the project.

The Kapuso actress says she sees it as a blessing.

She tells PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), “Hindi naman, parang feeling ko naman blessing iyon, di ba? So why not.

"Kung ibigay naman iyong opportunity, why not? Hindi naman ako hi-hindi sa trabaho.

“Feeling ko, everything happens for a reason, so siguro, kaya siya ibinigay bigla sa iyo is because you’re meant to do it talaga.”

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Legal Wives started airing on July 26 on GMA-7’s Telebabad block.

Legal Wives

A BRAVE PROJECT

Andrea believes GMA-7 is “very brave” for tackling polygamy in Legal Wives.

The series' lead character, Ismael (Dennis Trillo), has three legal wives.

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Andrea says, “I think very brave talaga iyong GMA para gawin itong show na ito kasi siyempre, kailangan maipakita namin nang tama iyong culture nila.”

GMA-7 made sure to have a Muslim consultant on the set to ensure the accuracy of plot and character development, costumes, and set design.

Andrea continues, “Ang nakakatuwa lang po dito, magkakaroon tayo ng appreciation sa mga kapatid nating Muslim kasi maiintindihan natin iyong mga actions nila, lalong lalo na iyong mga bagay na different, hindi katulad noong mga kinagawa natin.

“Ako, nagulat po ako, example iyong pagkakaroon ng maraming asawa, sa kanila pala it’s a selfless act. Minsan pala kapag may nabiyuda or rape victim, it’s their way of helping iyong mga kababaihan na naka-experience ng ganun, pero dapat equal iyong treatment sa kanilang lahat.”

Andrea Torres as Dianne in The Legal Wives

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Another interesting aspect about the Legal Wives is the relationship of Ismael’s three wives.

“Si Alice, lagi niya ako inaasar, nakakatawa si Ms. Alice kung paano niya idineliver, nakakatawa.

“Pinaglaruan niya talaga so lagi niya akong inaasar and then kay Bianca naman, kasi siya iyong third wife, e.

“So napuno na lang iyong character ko kasi masama na nga na may kahati ako ‘tapos meron pang sumunod and mas bata pa sa akin, so doon lumalabas iyong conflict.

“’Tapos si Dianne, hindi naman siya talaga Muslim, gusto niya siya lagi iyong angat dahil siya iyong pinakasalan dahil sa love.

“Lagi niyang hinihiling kay Ismael na 'Mas angat ako doon sa dalawa.' E, kaso ang rule nga is dapat equal, pero pinaglalaban ko talaga na hindi dapat. Ako iyong love so ako iyong angat.”

Legal Wives is directed by acclaimed independent film director Zig Dulay, who also helmed Bianca Umali’s 2019 epicserye, Sahaya.

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The three legal wives of Legal Wives (L-R) Alice Dixson, Andrea Torres, and Bianca Umali

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Andrea Torres says it's not an issue if she was the second choice to Megan Young in GMA-7's epicserye Legal Wives. (right frame) The original cast of Legal Wives (L-R): Megan Young, Bianca Umali, Dennis Trillo, and Alice Dixson.
PHOTO/S: GMA-7
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