Andrea Brillantes and Seth Fedelin, known as ABS-CBN’s love team SethDrea, is bent on becoming one of the Kapamilya network’s prime love teams.
They currently top-bill the online series Saying Goodbye, the first ABS-CBN Entertainment production to air on international streaming site iQiyi.
It is the love team's first solo series after working alongside Francine Diaz and Kyle Echarri, another love team from their group, The Gold Squad.
And in Saying Goodbye, SethDrea is more senior than KoDrea, the newbie tandem of Andrea “Andi” Abaya and Kobie Brown, which was was formed in Pinoy Big Brother Connect in 2020.
During their media conference on December 12, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked Andrea and Seth about being in the same project with up-and- coming love teams.
Andrea first laughed and said, “Nakakatawa kasi ate ko si Ate Andi, e! Mas matanda siya sa akin.”
Andrea is 18 years old while Andi is turning 20 on January 8, 2022.
Speaking of acting experience, Andrea said she never felt any sense of entitlement just because she is ten years ahead of her co-workers who are starting in showbiz.
“Actually, hindi ko po kasi talaga inisip, never kong inisip na kahit ang tagal ko na dito, hindi ako naging entitled at saka ayoko kasing maging ganun.
“Mas inisip ko lang na pantay-pantay kaming lahat at saka kasi ako din naman hindi naman ako laging perfect.
"Nagkakamali pa rin naman po ako, nabubulol pa rin naman ako, and naku-correct pa rin ako ni Direk [Dolly Dulu].
“Sometimes, hindi rin naman tama, minsan nabubulol din naman ako. Alam din naman iyon ni Direk.
"So sa akin, hindi ko po kasi talaga inisip na ganun ako, ayoko din. Ayoko.”
In the same vein, Seth admitted getting pointers from directors and veteran stars about his acting.
Seth opened up, “Ako po, hanggang ngayon po. Sa Huwag Kang Mangamba, bago kami umalis, nagtatanong din naman po ako kung anong mga kulang sa akin para ‘pag ano, ia-apply ko po sa akin kung may next na project akong gagawin.”
Seth, who started his acting career in 2019 in Kadenang Ginto after his stint in Pinoy Big Brother: Otso, said he could relate to newbies getting jittery while doing their first acting projects.
“Ako, pinagdaanan ko rin po iyong mga kaba kaba na iyan, grabe rin po akong kabahan dati. Diyusko, hindi ko kayang magsalita sa harap ng camera!”
Although he and Andrea are the lead stars of Saying Goodbye, Seth credited the whole production team for success of their show.
“Sa Saying Goodbye po, team kami lahat, team kaming lahat and gusto ko na maging open ako sa co-actors ko, kela Nio [Tria], Andi, Kobie at gusto ko ring maging open sila sa amin para iyong kakalabasan po, talagang maganda ho.
“Iyon po iyon, e, nabubuo iyong magandang ano kapag lahat ho, e, open sa isa’t isa.”
Saying Goodbye uploads new episodes every Saturday at 8 p.m. and available on iQiyi ap or on iQ.com.
It is part of ABS-CBN’s multi-title content deal with iQiyi along with Gerald Anderson-Gigi de Lana-starrer Hello Heart and the upcoming musical series Lyric and Beat.