John Estrada replaces Jericho in new teleserye

Posted at 02/25/2013 4:32 PM

Actor John Estrada

MANILA, Philippines – Actor John Estrada has been tapped to replace Jericho Rosales in the upcoming series "Against All Odds," topbilled by Judy Ann Santos, according to castmember Sam Milby.

“Si John Estrada na ang kasama. I don’t know kung dapat ko sabihin pero last year pa kasama na si John sa original cast. 'Yung role na ‘yan kay John Estrada," Milby said in an interview with entertainment website Push.com.ph.

"Tapos nagkaroon ng ‘A Beautiful Affair’ kaya hindi niya puwedeng gawin yung ‘Against All Odds.’ Eh dahil tumigil na kami sa taping at that time, [nagkataon na] natapos na yung ‘A Beautiful Affair.’ Dapat nga si Jericho ang naging kasama sa teleserye. I don’t know what actually happened with that,” he added.

Milby also denied that Rosales backed out of the series because of billing problems.

He said the issue was never raised and that it was really a conflict of schedule that was behind the change in the casting.

Milby, however, admitted that he never got the chance to talk to Rosales about the matter.

Meanwhile, the actor happily shared that he has resumed taping “Against All Odds” along with his current series “Kahit Konting Pagtingin.”

“Every T-TH-S light ang taping for ‘Kahit Konting Pagtingin’ tapos M-W-F ‘Against All Odds’ heavy drama naman. Ito ang first time in seven years that I’ve been in the business na may dalawa akong sabay na teleserye,” he said.

While he rarely gets time to rest due to his hectic schedule, Milby said he feels blessed to have two shows.

He said he is also looking forward to tape scenes with Santos.

“First time ko siyang kasama sa soap. Siyempre 'yung level ni Judy Ann magaling talaga. Ayaw ko mag-suffer acting ko dahil sa Tagalog. Kailangan talaga todo lahat ng concentration sa character at sa Tagalog. I can say na 'yung desire ko to grow as a person, as an artist, has never been this great. I just want to keep growing so much in everything. Happy ako,” he said.