Sometimes, a light, inspiring, feel-good show on TV is all we need after a long day of work. As if to heed this call from viewers, GMA-7 and Quantum Films bring to us the latest series we can all look forward to starting tonight (Monday) on GMA Telebabad.
This much-awaited primetime soap, What We Could Be, brings together exciting stars Miguel Tanfelix as Franco, Ysabel Ortega as Cynthia, and Yasser Marta as Lucas.
The story follows three young individuals in the quaint town of Sta. Barbara, who are juggling personal aspirations, family issues, and love problems while they navigate their way towards their goals. Sensitive, at times maybe heart-tugging, What We Could Be is a story we can all relate to, not in its entirety but in some of the characters who play different roles.
Cynthia, a determined young woman from a hardworking but happy family, works as a nurse to support herself and her loved ones. She got laid off from her job leading her to take on a new gig as a home care nurse for a grumpy old lady.
Challenges come her way, and it was then that she found support from a stranger named Franco.
Franco, on the other hand, is this charismatic guy who walks easily in the world of business, yet hides some secret and deep-seated pains. Cynthia would later fall in love with Franco but as their relationship deepens, Franco shows his other side. She begins doubting him and questions if he is still worth fighting for.
Meanwhile, here comes Lucas, with his romantic playboy persona yet is actually a very sensitive guy, who will try to mend Cynthia’s broken heart. This is when viewers will really feel the need to be glued to the show as questions arise. Is it possible to succeed both in love and in your career or do you only have to choose one, and let the other suffer? How far must someone go and sacrifice for the sake of his/her family? Such old-age questions. These are all serious issues yet the cast under the helm of award-winning director Jeffrey Jeturian was able to put together a light, warm-hearted story that’s worth following from start to finish.
At a recent media conference via Zoom, the Kapuso stars bared their feelings on this latest project they are working on.
“Isa ito sa mga dream role ko, someone with a complex background kaya very mysterious. Perfect project din siya para sa age namin dahil ito ‘yung phase na ang daming uncertainties sa buhay, hindi pa masyadong kilala ang sarili and may mga what ifs,” Miguel shares.
Ysabel, on the other hand, admits that she feels pressured on her first lead role, “Definitely kinakabahan ako pero at the same time, confident ako na maganda ang nagawa namin. Nakatulong din sa akin ‘yung support system at teamwork namin ni Miguel. This project is a good chance for us to experiment and learn as actors.”
Yasser considers this show as a major turning point in his career, “Ang laking project nito at achievement siya sa buhay ko. Nagsimula ako from scratch sa showbiz and ngayon, binigyan ako ng opportunity to work with a great cast. Para sa akin, kahit ano namang i-offer na project, lagi ko lang binibigay ang best ko.”
Joining them is a powerhouse cast of some of the country’s most respected artists in film and television including Soliman Cruz, Aleck Bovick, Pamela Prinster, Hailey Mendes, Lia Salvador, Bimbo Bautista, EJ Jallorina, Joel Saracho, Art Acuña, Vince Crisostomo, Joyce Ann Burton, and Celeste Legaspi.
Known for producing box office movies like English Only Please, #WalangForever, Ang Babae sa Septic Tank, and Ekstra, Quantum Films now ventures into the TV scene in collaboration with the Philippines’ leading broadcast company, GMA Network.
GMA’s First Vice President for Program Management Department Joey R. Abacan reveals why the network green-lighted the first collaboration with Quantum Films, “It was a walk in the park and I wouldn’t endorse itkung hindi maganda. When I watched the output, nagulat ako. Kasi sa script pa lang at pagkaka-direk, ang husay na. I hope masundan pa ang aming collaborations.”
Quantum Films Chief Operating Officer Atty. Joji Alonso, in turn, is grateful to GMA-7 for giving them the platform to tell this heartwarming story, “I’ve been pitching kay Joey for so many years dahil gustung-gusto ko talaga gumawa ng TV series. GMA was very helpful in seeing this project through.”
Catch the premiere telecast of What We Could Be tonight at 8:50 on GMA.