Breakout child star Awra Briguela is on to his first-ever lead role!
He’s playing as the superhero Amazing Ving in an upcoming “Wansapanataym” series of the same title and it’s VERY different from all the things we’ve seen him in before.
“Super happy kasi ‘di ko po na-expect na kaya ko po mag-action, mag-harness… ‘Yung ginagawa ko dati, acting lang. Puro pagpapatawa. Na-excite agad ako kasi ‘di ko na-imagine na kaya ko rin pala mag-harness, makipaglaban, mag-action,” he said at the show’s grand media launch today, July 20.
His “superpowers” on the show haven't been revealed yet, but he gamely shared the one he possesses in real life.
“Masayahin. Ang tanging hangad lang magpasaya ng tao. Palagi pong nakikipagkaibigan, palaging nakikisama,” Awra said.
Awra is joined by an exciting cast in this show, which includes newcomers Kisses Delavin, Marco Gallo, and AC Bonifacio, plus seasoned ones namely Bianca Manalo, Carmi Martin, and Roderick Paulate, who served as an inspiration to the young actor for his first role ever.
He shared, “Bago po ako mag-start sa ‘Ang Probinsyano’ sinabi po agad sa akin ni Kuya Coco (Martin) na panoorin ko daw po si Kuya Dick, ‘yung ‘Bala at Lipstick’, ‘yung mga projects niya.”
“Kaya po nung sinabi na siya daw po ‘yung tatay ko, super saya ko po agad at naging super excited po ako. Kasi pinapanood ko lang po siya, kasi kala ko po ‘di na po siya mag-aartista kasi kala ko po matanda na siya,” Awra continued.
“Nung napanood na po ‘yung mga [pelikula] niya, sobrang tagal na po kaya sabi ko, ‘Kaya pa po ba ni Kuya Dick?’ Pero nung nakatrabaho ko po siya, mas energetic pa po siya sa'kin,” he quipped.
But since “Amazing Ving” arrived at the hype for the upcoming Darna film, Awra was asked if he plans on competing with the iconic Filipino superhero and here’s what he said:
“Unahan na natin, tutal ‘di ko rin naman matatalo si Darna. Siguro naman tapos na ‘to ‘pag lumipad si Darna. Pero ‘di ko naman po siya inunahan, nagkaroon lang talaga ng time po na nauna po ako.”
“Wansapanataym presents Amazing Ving” is set to premiere this Sunday, July 23, at 8 pm.