From the ranks of today’s most promising young stars, Shy Carlos is fast becoming a stand out with her uniquely beautiful features and with a triple threat talent.
Star-maker Vic del Rosario tells The Manila Times he confidently predicts the 20-year-old Swiss-Filipina spitfire will be TV’s next big star, which is why she is starting off 2016 with not just one but three different shows.
On Thursday afternoon, Shy was launched as this generation’s Tasya Fantasya for TV5, the iconic ugly-duckling created by Carlo J. Caparas. A kind-hearted nanny, she dreams of falling in love with her prince charming, and with the help of her unwavering faith and a magical tree, somehow, her wishes come true.
By evening on the same day, Shy was also launched as part of two series originals for the new Sari-Sari channel on cable provider Cignal. (See related story).
Of her management’s confidence in her, the actress says, “I’m grateful that Boss Vic and everyone at Viva believe that I have a future in this business with the variety of projects they’re giving me to help me improve my craft.”
Shy’s Tasya Fantasya will be the third rebirth of the iconic komiks character, having been previously played by Kris Aquino in 1994 on the big screen and Yasmien Kurdi for TV in 2008. Asked how she plans to tackle the role, the Viva Artist Agency darling replies, “I haven’t seen the movie or the GMA show; I hope to play the role in a different way.”
Viva’s Veronique del Rosario-Corpus further says of their choice for the project, “The role of Tasya Fantasya seems to be cut out for Shy. The character exudes what we see in her—she is kind, imaginative, youthful and pleasant. We don’t have any doubts that she will give justice to the iconic character.”
Shy, who has done some 20 commercials as a child, appeared in several shows from the top three networks before clinching a spot in the all-female group Pop Girls along with Nadine Lustre.
She also had a stint in the Star Cinema movie Para Sa Hopeless Romantic where she realized that comedy is a genre she is very comfortable with. She is also part of Viva’s first film for 2016, Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin, which opened in theaters on Wednesday, co-starring with Maricel Soriano and Herbert Bautista in the episode “Shake, Shaker, Shakest.”
Playing the role of Tasya’s leading man in the series is German-Filipino Mark Neumann, who has had his fill of romantic series for TV5, along with Freddie Webb, Ara Mina, John Lapus, Candy Pangilinan, Giselle Sanchez, AJ Muhlach, Kim Molina, Jasmine Hollingworth, Malak So, Arvic Rivero, and Donnalyn Bartolome.
The show premieres on February 6 on TV5.