Kapuso actor Ken Chan openly admits he gets “kilig” being paired with Arra San Agustin.
Vocal about his admiration for the actress, he said in Filipino: “Arra is so beautiful and I’m not shy to admit I have a crush on her.”
It’s been three years since Ken broke up with her non-showbiz girlfriend. Arra, on the other hand, keeps mum on the status of her love life. Based on her social media post months ago, she is rumored to have a cager boyfriend.
In the interview, Ken showered Arra with compliments. The two first worked together on the series “The Cure” and now on “My Special Tatay.”
“Arra is so fun to work with. I never hear her complain. That’s why people can see our chemistry on screen because we’re really close behind the camera,” he explained.
Arra returned the praise.
“Ken is a gentleman. Like when I’m going downstairs, he holds me. He even gives me chocolates all the time!” she said.
Why not court Arra, someone asked Ken.
The 25-year-old actor explained he is the family’s breadwinner so work is his priority.
“I think it’s okay Arra and I are good friends. We don’t want to rush into things. I mean, we’re still young. Let’s just see where this partnership goes.”
Ken and Arra’s series “My Special Tatay” has been gaining positive nods from viewers.
They are grateful to them.
“It’s doing good ratings-wise, and it serves as an inspiration for us to do better,” he said.
Ken thinks what makes the series a must-watch is its theme, which focuses on love and acceptance.
The story is about Boyet (Ken), a young man with mild intellectual disability who has a quiet and simple life with her mother, will be changed when they find out that he has a child. Despite their state in life and Boyet’s condition, they will take care of the child along with the help of aunt Chona (Candy Pangilinan) and Boyet’s childhood friend, Carol (Arra).
“It’s light drama and I think that’s we need right now. Less drama away from the harsh reality of our society,” he said.
‘Role of a lifetime’
Playing a 20-year-old man with a mild intellectual disability is challenging for Ken.
He even describes it as “role of a lifetime.”
In preparing for the role, the actor went on immersion by hanging out with kids who have that condition.
“We revised the script many times because we don’t want to offend anyone. It’s really hard. We want everything to be balanced that’s why we’re really hands on with the character of Boyet,” he said.
“His condition is close to normal. And we’re a bit anxious that the audience will get to understand his situation. So hopefully, through this show, people will have more respect to those who are suffering with autism.”
Directed by L.A. Madridejos, “My Special Tatay” airs weekdays on GMA-7 Afternoon Prime.