Yen Santos is finally back on primetime with the sultry soap Magpahanggang Wakas together with Jericho Rosales and Arci Muñoz.
Since joining the soap during the last week of October as the friendly damsel-in-distress Issa Ordoñez, Yen has been lauded by netizens for her exceptional acting and sharp comedic timing. Some raved about her improved acting and growing star factor ever since she came out of the famous yellow house in 2010.
The show has gained a solid following since its debut, as seen on its strong pilot episode rating of 25.1% and a peak rating of 26.8% last September 20, according to Kantar Media.
“Hindi ko po inexpect na papasok ako sa show. Biglaan lang po talaga. Nu’ng sinabi sa ’kin naexcite po ako sobra kasi gusto ko po talagang makatrabaho si Echo,” she said.
Being part of Magpahanggang Wakas is Yen’s first time to work with Jericho.
“Thankful po ako kasi ang bilis ko po naging komportable sa kanya kasi ang bait n’ya. Ang gaan nya po katrabaho,” Yen said.
Yen’s first brush as a headlining-leading lady happened in 2014 through the local adaptation of the Korean series of the same name Pure Love opposite Joseph Marco, Matt Evans and Arjo Atayde, together with Alex Gonzaga.
Late last year, Yen once again proved her acting prowess through the primetime soap All of Me together with JM de Guzman and Albert Martinez.
Meanwhile, apart from her soap, Yen’s fans can also expect the leading lady to watch out for on her first ever movie opposite Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual titled Once In A Lifetime.
“Sobrang memorable po ng experience kasi first movie ko po ito, sa New Zealand pa at si Papa P pa ang kasama ko,” she gushed.
The 23-year-old star unabashedly confessed that she initially had a hard time working on the film, but for good reasons.
“Hindi po naging madali sa ’kin nu’ng una kasi natutulala po ako palagi kay Papa P. Sobrang gwapo n’ya po,” said Yen. “Sobrang surreal lahat.”