Ash Ortega (MNS photo)

Ash Ortega (MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) — 17-year old Ash Ortega is going solo in “Wish I May,” her first soap opera for 2016. But if she has it her way, she’d rather have a love team partner.

Ash believes love teams are the way to go in showbiz nowadays. She is aware of how several young actors and actresses have become quite popular via love teams.

She explained, “As a 17 year old alam ko panahon ngayon ng love teams. Nag wo-work siya kasi mga teenagers nakaka-relate. Ang last love team ko was with JuanchoTrivino sa ‘Instadad.’”

Ash added that she doesn’t mind not having a love team in “Wish I May.” She also wants to try going solo because she knows it will also help hone her acting abilities.

“Pero I know this year marami pang mangyayari, marami pang pwedeng magbago,” was Ash’s wishful thinking about a love team in the future.

In “Wish I May,” Ash is Eunice whose boyfriend is Tristan played by Miguel Tanfelix. When she left for Australia because of her dad’s business, she entrusted Tristan to her best friend played by Bianca Umali. When she came back, Tristan and Bianca already have feelings
for each other.

“My role in the start is mabait,” described Ash. “Nang bumalik ako at nalaman ko na may feelings si Miguel at Bianca sa isa’t isa, dun na nagsimulang maging kontrabida ako kay Bianca.”

Ash added that Eunice is her first kontrabidat role andshe finds it interesting.

“It’s an exciting role compared to my past roles na palaging paawa effect,” she commented. “Well, reasonable naman ‘yung pagiging masama ni Eunice kasi you trusted your best friend ‘yun pala sila magkaka-developan ng boyfriend mo. Masakit din naman kay Eunice at ipapakita rin naman sa ilang scenes kung gaano siya nasaktan.”

She’s not just your regular kontrabida. Ash will present a “fashionista kontrabida” because Eunice comes from an affluent family in “Wish I May.”

Doesn’t it worry her that she could be stereotyped in the future as a kontrabida?

“Well for me okay lang naman na ma-stereotype as a kontrabida. Kasi gusto korin na malinya sa pagkakontrabida. I just have to show them. That I’m good in both para at least wala silang problema sa akin,” remarked Ash.

So how does Ash assess 2016?

“I’m happy because itong 2016, meron ng project and malaki rin ang role ko. Sana ma bigyan pa ako ng more projects and may tiwala naman ako sa GMAAC na hindi nila akopababayaan,” she replied.(MNS)