MANILA – The pressure is on for Joshua Garcia now that his upcoming series “The Good Son” is slated to join the ABS-CBN primetime block very soon.
The family drama, which also stars Albert Martinez, Eula Valdez, John Estrada and Mylene Dizon, will be replacing “A Love to Last,” which stars Bea Alonzo and Ian Veneracion.
“Medyo nakakakaba pero kakayanin ko ito kasi nandito na po. Sana magustuhan ng mga tao. Naniniwala naman po ako na matutulungan ako ng mga kasama ko sa soap,” Garcia said in an interview with ABS-CBN News on Tuesday.
Based on the teaser released by ABS-CBN recently, “The Good Son” is about the family Victor (Martinez) tried to raise and kept secret from his first family.
“Ako 'yung gumaganap dito na anak ni Ms. Mylene and ni Mr. Albert Martinez. Ako 'yung typical na anak na mabait, masunurin sa magulang, importante sa akin ang pamilya ko,” he said.
Although admittedly nervous, Garcia believes the opportunity to learn from his co-actors on the show makes it also exciting.
“Medyo mabigat po 'yung mga kasama ko. Excited akong makatrabaho sila. May four weeks na kaming na-tape para ipakita sa mga tao,” he said.
“The Good Son,” which was formerly titled "Kung Kailangan Mo Ako," also include Nash Aguas, Jerome Ponce, Mccoy de Leon and Elisse Joson, among others.
Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona were originally cast in the series, but the two revealed early July that they were no longer part of it.
Asked how he feels that he will not be working with love-team partner Julia Barretto in the series, Garcia said: “Malay natin, baka biglang pumasok siya sa soap. Hindi natin alam. Maraming biglaang puwedeng mangyari kasi hindi pa naman namin nate-tape 'yung soap ng buo.”
“The Good Son” is directed by veteran filmmaker Manny Palo.