Miguel Tanfelix is 'Niño'

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Monday, May 26, 2014

TEEN actor Miguel Tanfelix is set for his biggest break in show business as he takes the title role in "Niño", GMA’s newest primetime series.

Directed by Maryo J. delos Reyes, "Niño" tells the story of a boy who will inspire other people to remain hopeful in the midst of life’s challenges.

The show not only promotes good family values but will also encourage viewers, most especially the kids, to become loving and optimistic at all times.


Miguel, who was also featured in other Kapuso shows as support character, said it's a dream come true to finally get his lead role on primetime block.

"Sobrang pasasalamat ko dahil ang tagal ko din naghintay. Ang tagal ko rin nabakante, paguest-guest lang ako. Tapos ngayon na yung lead role, kaya i-grab ko na itong opportunity," he said.

The 15-year-old added that he's ready for whatever challenges his mother network will give him and will face pressure and criticisms head on.

"Sana ito na yung simula kasi ito yung hinihintay ng lahat (ng artista), yung lead role. Handa naman ako (sa criticisms). Para sa akin, kung may criticisms man, okay po iyon para alam ko kung ano yung pagkukulang ko,” he said.

"Malalaman ko kung ano ba yung ginawa mong mali para maitama mo. Masaya ako dahil first lead role. Nararamdaman ko na yung pressure. Mixed emotions, excited, kinakabahan. Halo-halo yung nararamdaman ko."

Felix also does not mind if the role was initially offered to co-Kapuso actor Ruru Madrid.

What is important, according to the teen star, is to deliver what is expected of him by the network and never disappoint the viewing public.

"Para sa akin, tinitignan ko ito as a blessing. Para sa akin, hindi ko siya titignan kung ako yung first choice or second choice,” Felix said.

As for other rivals in the industry, Felix said it is all part of the business and they have different things to offer. He's okay if compared to Madrid or close friend Renz Valerio.

"Kami naman ni Renz, parang siya yung best friend ko sa showbiz, simula nung bata pa kami, kilala ko na siya. Hindi ko na tinitignan iyong ganoon kasi baka masira pa yung friendship namin,” he said.

Joining Felix in the soap are Angelu de Leon, Katrina Halili, Neil Ryan Sese, Renz Valerio, and Tom Rodriguez.

"Niño" starts on Monday after "24 Oras.” (Sunnex)


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