Ella Cruz looking forward to 'Aryana' taping

Posted at 04/26/2012 8:08 PM | Updated as of 04/27/2012 7:30 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Young actress Ella Cruz said she was pleasantly surprised to get an opportunity to star in her own television series.

In an interview with Push.com.ph, Cruz said being given the project “Aryana,” where she plays the title role, is a dream come true for her.

“Nung una kasi, wala pa akong idea, bigla na lang ako pinapunta sa ABS-CBN para tignan daw ako nila Ms. Charo Santos at nila Sir Deo Endrinal... tapos biglang ilang days ang nakalipas, bigla na lang nila sinabi na ako ang gaganap na si Aryana,” she said.
Cruz first joined show business through a reality show for kids in another network. According to the young actress, she has already played a lot of roles but this is the first time that she will play the lead character for a series.

“Marami akong na-play na role, palipat-lipat ako kasi basta kung saan may trabaho, ‘di ba? Minsan sa mga ‘MMK’ nandun ako. ‘Yun lang ‘yung madalas na show na nabibigay sa akin. Pero ngayon talaga ito ‘yung ako lang talagang bida, ako ‘yung title ng show. Talagang super big opportunity ito sa akin,” she said.

Meanwhile, Cruz said she is already looking forward to taping for the show, where she plays the role of Aryana, a young mermaid.

“Excited ako para sa lahat, sa kalalabasan ng show, ‘yung sa buntot ko. Kasi hindi pa ako nakakaganap ng mermaid ever since. Excited ako i-try ‘yung buntot ko habang nag-si-swimming sa dagat, excited din ako sa story kasi ang ganda eh. Kahit ako nagagalingan sa story. Tapos excited din ako maka-trabaho ‘yung mga kapwa artista ko kasi talagang ang tataas ng tingin ko sa kanila,” she said.