Annaliza’s story has come to an end, but Andrea Brillantes’ road to superstardom has just begun, especially now that she is tagged as ABS-CBN’s newest “Tween Princess.”
According to business unit head Ruel Bayani, Annaliza not only captivated the hearts of Filipinos during its 10-month run, but it also has produced Philippine television’s next big tween superstar.
“She really has a big future ahead of her in showbiz. With her looks and great acting chops, she will definitely go far. She really has the makings to be a massive star and she’s on her way to becoming one,” Bayani shared.
She may be one of the country’s most adored young stars today, but Andrea barely acknowledges her newfound fame and simply attributes it to the many people who want their photos taken with her.
“Many people want to take photos with me now. I also gained more followers on Twitter and Instagram, and I feel that more people love me,” said Andrea when asked how life has changed for her since her successful drama series went on air.
Now a household name, the pretty little lady who just turned 11 on March 12, earned her first acting award when she was recognized as Best Child Performer at 2013’s PMPC Star Awards for Television.
For all her accomplishments, Andrea expressed, “I am happy and thankful that my first show lasted this long. I am a bit sad, of course, that I will no longer work with my best friend Kyline, my tatay [Zanjoe Marudo], and the rest of the cast, but that’s just how it is.”
Young as she may seem, Andrea already envisions herself carving a name for herself in the industry, and revealed how she wants to venture into directing someday.
“I want to direct a Pinoy Superman movie. I want my tatay [Zanjoe] to play the part and his leading lady will be Ate Bea [Alonzo].”
Annaliza began airing in May 2013 and topped the ratings for four straight seasons. It made a mark on Philippine TV history when it hit an all-time high national TV rating of 27.8 percent, which is rarely achieved on the 6 p.m. time slot.