Vance Larena, known for his role in the indie film Bakwit Boys, is set to appear in his first major teleserye in ABS-CBN.
The actor joins the cast of Nang Ngumiti ang Langit, which brings together stars Cristine Reyes, Enzo Pineda, and RK Bagatsing.
The series is directed by FM Reyes under the RSB Drama Unit which has produced shows such as Halik and Araw Gabi.
Vance, who started as a theater actor, revealed to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) a bit of his character in the series.
He said, "Si Enzo yung madalas ko kasama kasi driver niya ang role ko dito.
"Driver/confidante/friend saka si RK.
"Sila mga kuya-kuyahan ko sa industriya at natutuwa ako kasi binibigyan nila ko ng advice—mag workout at kung paano rin umarte.
"Galing akong teatro, malaking bagay yung may nag-a-advice sa 'yo kung papaano umarte sa telebisyon."
Vance has yet to film a scene with Cristine Reyes, but the self-proclaimed fanboy has already worked with her beforehand.
"She is a great woman. Nakakatuwa kasi nagpapapicture naman siya kapag nagfa-fanboy ako,” he said.
Vance starred with Cristine in the 2017 film Spirit of the Glass, which was directed by Joey Reyes.
Vace recently made his acting debut in the Kapamilya Network through the weekly anthology show, Ipaglaban Mo.
When asked if he was exclusive to any network, Vance asserted that he was a Kapamilya.
He said, "[ABS-CBN] po talaga. Sila po yung nagbigay ng opportunity na magkaroon ng aking kauna-unahang teleserye yun nga po yung Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit na ipapalabas pa.
"Binigyan din po nila ko ng opportunity na magkaroon din ng isang web series din na katulad ng FindHer, yung Story of My Life na ipapalabas naman po sa iWant."
iWant is the digital streaming platform of the Kapamilya Network.
PEP.ph interviewed Vance at the preview screening of his latest project, FindHer, a YouTube mini-series about finding love in the digital era.
The event was held at Century Mall cinemas in Makati last February 6.