Kapuso actress Andrea Torres now under GMA Artist Center

FROM Triple A Management, the actress moved to GMA Artist Center.

"Happy ako ngayon. Ang importante naman sa akin, di ba, ang showbiz, parang maliit na mundo lang, so parang sabi nga nila, don't burn bridges."

According to Andrea, her step to move to GMA Artist Center was planned.

“Siyempre po. Sa lahat naman ng ginagawa ko, nagdadasal naman ako, pinag-iisipan ko naman talaga, hindi naman siya bara-bara. Ang importante naman sa akin... di ba, ang showbiz, parang maliit na mundo lang, so parang sabi nga nila, don't burn bridges. So, parang sa mga decision na ito ay okay pa rin kami, di ba?”

However, Andrea refused to give details on her decision to transfer to GMA Artist Center.

“Mahirap po kasi mag-discuss ng bagay na yun, kasi it's between the two of us. Parang may respeto naman po ako sa Triple A, maganda po ang samahan namin, and mahal ko sila. Actually, kahapon nakita ko si Tatay Tuviera and si Ateng Rams. We're okay, nag-hug kami, nakakapagkuwentuhan kami, normal kami.”

Now that "Alyas Robinhood" has Andrea as Dingdong Dantes' leading lady from its Book 1, will her conflict with Marian Rivera be used to highly publicize the said TV series?

Is Andrea's reason to move to GMA Artist Center because of Marian being a Triple A Management artist?

“Maayos po kasi akong nakaalis sa Triple A. Masaya ako doon. Ayaw ko na pong idetalye kung bakit. "Kasi siyempre, happy na ako sa fact na may respetuhan kami nina Ateng [Rams], Tatay Tuviera, lahat ng part ng Triple A. Ayaw ko na po talaga ang detalye kung bakit, respect ko na lang sa kanila. Siyempre na-explain ko naman lahat sa kanila, yun naman ang importante, nagkaintindihan naman kami.”

Despite the feud between her and Marian, the former feels Triple A Management support.

“Bukod kasi sa manager ko sila, parang naging family ko na rin naman. Marami na po silang alam tungkol sa akin, sa family ko. Na-feel ko naman ang pagmamahal na 'yon, kasi kapag nagkikita kami, may hug pa rin, small talk. Feeling ko, it will never go away, ganun pa rin.”

In the end, Andrea admits she's happy leaving Triple A Management.

“Happy ako kasi walang nasirang relasyon sa amin ng Triple A. Kumbaga, hindi naman ibig sabihin na kapag naghihiwalay kayo, negative na. Ang maganda sa amin, naghiwalay kami nang maayos.”
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Showbiz trivia: Filipino actors who have appeared in Hollywood movies: Rose del Rosario (American Guerilla in the Philippines); Luz Valdez (Merrill’s Marauders, with Jeff Chandler); Barbara Perez (No Man is an Island, with Jeffrey Hunter; Universal Pictures wanted to put Barbara under contract but she chose to marry Robert Arevalo instead).

Fernando Poe, Jr. (Walls of Hell, with Jack Mahoney); Tita Muñoz (in Flight of the Sparrow); Tetchie Agbayani (Emerald Forest and Money Pit); Ronald Remy (in Bus to Bataan and a few others); Alicia Vergel (Day of the Trumpet with John Agar, ex-husband of Shirley Temple) Pancho Magalona (in The Hook with Kirk Douglas).

Bembol Roco (in The Year of Living Dangerously, with Mel Gibson); Charice (in Alvin & The Chipmunks and Here Comes the Boom with Salma Hayek); Gigi Duenas (in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now), Zorro David in Reflections in a Golden Eye (with Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor), and John Arcilla, Lou Veloso et al (bit players in The Bourne Legacy).

Did you know that Lolita Rodriguez was considered for the lead role in Seventh Dawn (and it was Capucine who got it)? Also, that Luz Valdez, Daisy Romualdez and Charito Solis (who starred in the Japanese movie The Princess and I, which was about the life of Gumatha Buddha, with Kojiro Hungo) auditioned for the title role in The World of Suzie Wong (along with Hong Kong actress Nancy Kwan who bagged it)?