Andrea Torres starred in numerous films and television shows that highlighted her versatility as an actress. She used each opportunity to prove that she has a wide range of emotions suited for genres like comedy, horror, and drama.
She was also part of the Filipino-Cambodian film Blood in Dispute, a co-production between GMA-7 and the Cambodia Television Network (CTN), one of Cambodia’s leading TV networks.
Now, Andrea is gracing the international silver screen in the Argentinian film Pasional, written and directed by Francisco D’Intino, co-produced with GMA Network, Ferdinand Dimadura, and associate producer Agustin Vargas Clerico.
In the film, Andrea plays the role of Mahalia, a former tango dancer and current jury of the International Tango Dance Festival.
According to the production team of Pasional, during an online media conference for the film, when they started thinking about the project, Andrea first came to mind because they knew she’d be well suited for the role.
They initially planned to shoot the movie in South America, but when the opportunity to do it in the Philippines arose, they started considering a Filipina in the lead role—and they weren’t disappointed in choosing Andrea as their star.
“It’s a huge honor for me kasi kahit papaano nagkakaroon sila ng idea kung paano ang Pilipino, kung ano ‘yong traits natin, kung paano tayo magtrabaho dito. And happy naman din po ako na na-enjoy nila ‘yong lugar natin ng pagpunta nila dito,” Andrea said.
She shared that the Pasional production team visited picturesque locations in the Philippines, such as Coron, Caramoan, and Banaue. Andrea also said that since this was a great opportunity for her career, she focused all her time and effort on completing the scenes whenever the production team was hard at work.
Andrea wholly immersed herself in her role as she took on immense scenes with her co-star and lead actor, Marcelo Melingo. She even took tango lessons to complete her character.
“Nag-train ako ng tango bago ako umalis pero I was surprised kasi pagdating ko doon, iba pala ‘yong tango na nakasanayan nating makita sa YouTube and yong tango na ginagawa nila doon, which they call ‘milonga’,” the Kapuso actress said.
The dance is more intimate because partners need to follow each other as there’s no choreography. Simply, milonga relies on the pair’s weight and movement, encouraging the dancers to trust their partners.
Since the movie is a collaboration between two countries, Andrea also learned Spanish words from the film’s producers and cast. The Kapuso actress enjoyed speaking in another language and planned to continue learning about it even after the film’s production ended.
“I learned it’s the second most used language so magagamit ko din talaga siya,” Andrea said.
Pasional is a romance film that has a universal message and uses the beauty of its locations, both Argentina and the Philippines, to inspire its viewers. However, like many films, it also has a twist that explains the story’s overall plot.
It’s currently in the second stage of production and has yet to announce a release date.