Although he has prioritized his pursuit of a Hollywood career early this year, Sam Milby appreciates the fact that ABS-CBN still offers him quality projects now that he’s back home.
After starring in the romantic-comedy movie The Prenup, Sam has started taping for the upcoming primetime teleserye Written In The Stars, which also topbills Piolo Pascual, Toni Gonzaga, and Sarah Lahbati.
Then the 31-year-old actor was tapped to be paired with Julia Montes in the ongoing afternoon soap Doble Kara.
“That’s why I feel even more blessed, especially for the fact that I was gone for a few months,” said Sam when asked about being more visible on TV these days.
The Rockoustic Heartthrob further mused, “Sobrang daming bago ngayon and it is a young market.
“It’s not like in the States na ang actors start [their career] around 30. Dito, it’s puro bata.
“When I go to ASAP, there are so many young kids.
“When I started kasi sa ASAP, ako yung nagku-kuya, ate… Ngayon, ‘Kuya Sam! Tito Sam!’"
Truth be told, Sam said he was initially hesitant about taking on two teleseryes at the same time.
“I had to admit when it was offered to me, may kaunting atubili, nag-atubili ako just for the fact na may Written In The Stars na ako.
“And naranasan ko na dati yung sabay yung dalawang project.
“May isang movie at isang teleserye, sobra akong nahirapan. Forever puyat ako.
“But at the same time, it’s [Doble Kara] such a great project.
"To be working with Julia, it was really because of that [why I agreed to do it]."
According to Doble Kara's production manager Erick Salud, Sam and Julia's tandem first came up when the two were hailed as Stars of The Night at the Star Magic Ball last September.
Direk Erick explained, "From there nagkaroon ng clamor na, 'Ipasok si Sam, bagay sila.'
"So, dun po nagkaroon ng idea na why not Sam [ang i-introduce na new character for act two ng Doble Kara]?"
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In spite of their 11-year age gap, Sam is confident about his “natural chemistry” with Julia on screen.
Sam further described Julia’s dramatic prowess, “Even before, she portrays very mature roles at a young age.
“And that’s what makes her an amazing actress.
“It’s really nice that I get to work with her since she’s already very established.
“I think she’s definitely one of the most important actresses of this time.”