KAPUSO actress Andrea Torres is grateful that she is part of GMA’s drama action-fantasy primetime series, “Victor Magtanggol” headlined by Alden Richards.
Torres plays the goddess Sif, wife of Thor, the God of Thunder.
She will help Victor Magtanggol in battling the evil designs of his main nemesis, Loki, portrayed by John Estrada.
“Super happy po talaga. Di ba pag artista ka hindi mo alam when ang next big project mo tapos ‘yung last soap mo para ‘yung magsisilbi na audition for the next one,” she told members of the Cebu Entertainment Group in a press conference at Abaseria Deli and Cafe last September 2.
In 2017, Torres was one of the main stars of the primetime action series, ”Alyas Robin Hood” topbilled by the network’s Primetime King Dingdong Dantes.
She also appeared in other GMA teleseryes such as “D’ Originals” (2017) and ”Contessa” (2018).
“Natutuwa po talaga ako kasi gusto ko talaga mag work. Kung pwede tuloy tuloy ‘yung work ‘di ba? At saka kasama ko si Janine (Gutierrez), Alden (Richards), at Pancho (Magno). Lalo ako na excite kasi mga kaibigan ko naman talaga sila,” she said, referring to her costars who were with her to promote the series in two Kapuso shows in Carcar town and Tabunok, Talisay City.
The 28-year-old actress assured the audience that she is doing her best as Sif, saying the project is fun as it brings back memories of her childhood.
“Mostly mga eksena ko … kakausapin ko ang daga (Ratty). ‘Kakausapin mo to, makikipaglaban ka sa halimaw …’ Ang saya lang parang bumabalik ako doon sa noong bata ako na naglalaro sa kwarto na nag i-imagine ako ng ganoon,” Torres said.
And the best part about being part of the series?
“Best part po doon pag umere na. ‘Yung nakita mo ‘yung anong totoong itsura ng halimaw, ano bang itsura ng set talaga, kasi puro ginagawa mo green (screen) talaga halos ‘eh,” she said.
From Venus to Sif
In “Alyas Robin Hood,” which ran for two seasons from 2016 to 2017, Torres played Venus which she described as naughty.
In “Victor Magtanggol,” she is Sif, a “tamed and totally different character.”
“Eto ngayon mas makaka-relate ang mga bata. Funny at innocent siya,” she said.
The golden-haired Goddess of Love and Family, Sif came down to Earth after Modi (Magno) killed Magni (Miguel Faustmann).
Magni has been keeping the Mjolnir on Earth.
Victor Magtanggol (Richards) was the chosen one to take care of the Mjolnir after Magni was killed.
Magtanggol becomes Hammerman, a superhero every time he uses the Mjolnir.
Aside from the parkour training, Torres said she had to do research in order to portray Sif well, especially that she is portraying a goddess for the first time.
‘Yung nasa Earth po ako na hindi ko alam kung ano ‘yung mga ginagawa nila, sa house po nila Alden (Victor).
So parang gusto ko magmukha siyang regal pero hindi naman ‘yung nagsasayaw ka, hindi naman super off pero at the same time dapat umangat din siya.
‘Ang weird ng girl na to saan ba sya nanggaling’. Ganoon,” she said when asked about the challenges of portraying Sif.
Torres also said she wants to show viewers Sif’s love for Thor.
“Actually, pinakita na rin po sa ibang eksena na kaya medyo nagkakaroon siya ng special na pagtingin sa role ni Alden kasi nakikita ko asawa ko sa kanya,” she said.
Given their long shooting hours and the pressures of work, how’s it like at the “Victor Magtanggol” set?
“Magulo, maingay. Masaya po sa set, magaan,” she said.