It’s Showtime’s Hashtags member McCoy De Leon did not expect to be the first to be given a regular teleserye after their group was formed last year.
He revealed this during the press conference of ABS-CBN’s new TV series, We Will Survive, topbilled by Pokwang and Melai Cantiveros.
But what makes him happier is knowing that he has the support of his fellow members in the all-male dance group.
“Sa kanila naman po, nakakatuwa sila kasi proud sila, hindi mo mararamdaman sila na may inggit, wala, sobrang saya nila para sa akin.”
In fact, McCoy his co-members were the first to know that he will have a new teleserye.
“Actually, sila po ang unang nakaalam bago ako.”
The other members of Hashtags--Zeus Collins, Jimboy Martin, Jon Lucas, Jameson Blake, Nikko Natividad, Ronnie Alonte, Paulo Angeles, Ryle Santiago, Tom Doromal, and Luke Conde--told him that they will miss him, since he might not be able to perform daily on the noontime show.
“Sabi ko, parang ang aga pa, ang aga pa natin ma-miss ang isa’t isa kasi hindi na po ako araw-araw.
“Pero yun, siyempre ipa-pangako ko na hindi ko iiwan ang grupo ko. Mahal ko yung mga kapatid ko.”
In the series, he plays Ralph, the love interest of Maris Racal in I Will Survive.
Incidentally, Maris is also part of It’s Showtime’s new female dance group, Girl Trends.
According to McCoy, he is happy to be paired with Maris, whom he already met during a workshop.
He even told the press, “Noong nag-workshop po kami, meron po kaming sequence na hindi namin akalaing magugustuhan ng direktor at saka po ng co-artists namin.
“Kaya sa amin, sobrang saya ko po kasi si Maris ang ka-love team ko.”
He treats this project as a chance to prove himself in acting.
He said, “Ito na po yung second chance ko na rin na ibigay ang lahat and ibubuhos ko yung talent ko.”
Prior to We Will Survive, he was also seen in the Kapamilya shows Be Careful With My Heart, Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita and recently, an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya where he was paired with Janella Salvador.