Andrea Torres revealed that she got emotional upon seeing the video of Jaclyn Jose’s acceptance speech for her Best Actress Award at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
As it is, Jaclyn is touted as the first Filipina and first Southeast Asian actress to be given such a prestigious award.
“Na-teary eyed ako nung nakita ko yung video niya, kasi kitang-kita mo talaga yung sobrang emotional ni Tita, tapos gulat na gulat siya.
“And siyempre, kapag nagiging close mo na, parang nakakatuwa na na-experience niya yun,” said Andrea.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and few other reporters caught up with Andrea at her post-birthday outreach program with the kids of Down Syndrome Association of The Philippines.
It was held at McDonald’s, BGC Forum in Taguig City, Tuesday afternoon, May 24.
PROUD KAPUSO CO-STAR. The 26-year-old Kapuso actress further said that she and other cast members of The Millionaire’s Wife have been closely following what the international critics and media reporters are saying about Jaclyn’s feat.
“May group kami sa Viber, yung cast ng The Millionaire’s Wife.
“Nag-thank you siya [Jaclyn] kasi sini-send namin sa kanya yung pictures and videos na lumalabas.
“Na-overwhelm talaga si Tita [over her unexpected win].”
As a colleague, Andrea has nothing but good words for the veteran actress.
Even though Jaclyn plays as her ruthless stepdaughter, Andrea reveals that she learns a lot from the veteran actress on the set of the said GMA afternoon soap.
Andrea related, “Si Tita, very generous.
“Kunwari sa eksena nagkakatapatan yung characters niyo, team player siya.
“Minsan tinuturuan niya kami dumiskarte, more on blocking, more on lighting.
“Tapos sa acting, lagi siya nagbibigay ng comment kung maganda or try mo ganitong atake.
“Basta, si Tita, very passionate about her job.”
Now that Jaclyn’s back in the country, Andrea said that she can’t wait to personally congratulate her on the set of The Millionaire’s Wife.
Andrea gushed, “Sobrang na-inspire ako na pagbutihin yung trabaho.
“Talagang nung day na yun na nanalo siya, lahat kami gusto naming maging maganda lahat ng eksena namin, talagang todo career.
“Lagi namang ganun, pero that day talaga, ang ganda ng vibe.
“Siyempre naging close na namin si Tita.
“Nakaka-proud na kasa-kasama mo siya sa work, tapos first time pa nanalo ng Pinoy sa Cannes [for Best Actress award]."