The timeslots of two primetime Kings of two networks are now going head to head: Alyas Robin Hood (ARH) by Dingdong Dantes on GMA-7 and Probinsyano by Coco Martin on ABS-CBN.
When Dingdong Dantes talked to an interview about Alyas Robin Hood on September 7 in Toro, Quezon City, he was asked if he felt pressure due to the loyalty of rival shows.
He said, Well, kahit naman noong una, tinanggal ko na ang pressure.
“Especially after na nagka-daughter na ‘ko.
“I’ll just do my job. Yun ang pinakamahalaga sa akin.”
He was talking about Zia, of course, his daughter with Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera.
BETTER TREATMENT? Dingdong and his co-stars have rested for several months before joining Alyas Robin Hood Book 2.
For the actor, he does not feel the difference between what they are doing now compared to the first stage of the teleserye.
He admitted, “Pareho lang, walang nagbago kahit sa treatment.”
We say, ARH seemed more action-packed now.
He said, “Ako kasi tingin ko, pareho lang.
“Pero kung gusto nilang maging better, kaya nilang maging better.
“Pero sa istorya kasi, hindi pa talaga siya umaabot sa extreme.
“So pati run sa istorya, gumagapang pa rin siya sa paghahanap sa nanay.
“So wala pa rin siya sa ganung malakihan.”
Will they keep the action scenes up like their pilot week?
In the pilot episode, Dingdong was riding a motorcycle to pursue the kidnapping of her mother (played by Jaclyn Jose).
He said, “Dapat!”
“E, ang reyalidad sa taping, alam niyo naman, kapag kunwari may for airing na kayo.
“Kapag pilot, may oras kang paghandaan.
“Pero siyempre, kung manonood ka, gusto mong nandoon yun, hindi lang sa umpisa.
“Kung puwede nga, weekly meron.”
MOVIE WITH AGA. Dingdong is also preparing for his movie with Star Cinem, Seven Sundays with Aga Muhlach, Enrique Gil, and Cristine Reyes.
“Masaya, masaya. Family-oriented yung tema kaya masaya yung set,” said the Kapuso actor.
How was it working with Aga Muhlach who he’s working with for the first time?
Dingdong said, “Siyempre, because I look up to him, marami akong nakukuhang advice from him.
“Marami siyang naisi-share about the industry, which I appreciate very much.”