ANDREA Torres said she does not fear anyone and remains unfazed by negative criticisms thrown at her.
The 27-year-old actress will return to prime time starting Monday, August 14 via GMA-7 series "Alyas Robin Hood" starring Dingdong Dantes.
Torres will once again breathe life into the character of Venus, the love interest of Pepe de Jesus, the character played by Dantes.
She said she was happy to be back again on television and to be working again with the same cast.
"Dahil nakasama mo na sila ng isang buong season, parang comfort zone mo na silang lahat. Mas madaling mag-experiment, mas may teamwork kaming lahat. Wala ng adjustment. Ang iniisip na lang namin ay kung ano pa ang pwedeng gawin. Ang goal namin is parang mag-level up, ano pang pwedeng madagdag para mas maging interested ang mga tao," she said during an interview at the press conference of the series last Wednesday.
Torres was asked by the media if there was hesitation on her part to work again with Dantes especially when she was rumored to be having a rift with the actor's wife, Marian Rivera.
Rumor has it that Rivera got jealous of Torres.
Torres said the negative issues thrown at her do not affect her decision to accept the project.
"Blessing yang work. Maraming gustong mag-artista and naramdaman ko yung feeling na gusto kong magkaroon ng project. Ngayong may dumarating nang mga soap, parang hindi tamang mamili o hindi tamang pag-isipan siya ng ganun," she said.
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The Kapuso star added that even though she and Dantes never discussed the rumors, it never became an issue between them.
She said it never affected their professional relationship.
"Wala naman akong ibang kinatatakutan. Si God lang ang kinatatakutan ko. Basta professional lang. Basta professional lang, I think yun naman talaga dapat. We came here to work. Ang focus mo lang kapag pumupunta ka sa set is yung work lang, hindi yung mag-iisip ka ng kung anu-ano pa," she said.
Torres admitted though that at some point, she felt bad upon learning the things that have been said about her on social media.
She decided to refrain from reading tweets or comments and she eventually grew immune to online bashing.
Torres shared her coping mechanism was surround herself with friends and loved ones and to remain optimistic amid the intrigues.
She said that it also helps that she prays a lot.
"Madasalin din ako. Doon ako kumukuha ng strength. Pray talaga. Kasi, kapag pinatulan mo pa, lalaki pa. Siyempre, gusto mong hanapin yung best possible thing to do on how to deal with it, which is wala kang sasaktang ibang taon," she said.
Asked what she learned from the experience, Torres said that one has to be strong and that whatever you show people will eventually return to you. (SunStar Philippines)