Lauren Young topbills ‘Dormitoryo’-A A +A
Monday, September 16, 2013
ACTRESS Lauren Young is happy that she gets good review on her acting performance from co-stars, especially from seasoned actress Lorna Tolentino.
The two are currently working opposite each other in a sci-fi television series called "Genesis," starring Dingdong Dantes, which is slated to be released on October 7.
Lauren said she started working with Lorna in ABS-CBN when she was just 15 years old. The veteran star is among the many names in show business that saw her grow as a person and as an actress.
"Now that I'm 19 and I get to work with her again, nakita niya siguro na nag-grow din ako. It's nice when you hear people recognizing you, especially from Ms. LT (Lorna)," said Lauren.
Lauren said that she has always dreamed of becoming an actress.
Now this dream is becoming a reality especially that she's back on television via the newest psychological drama thriller "Dormitoryo" on GMA 7.
The said project is her first lead role after signing her exclusive contract with the network in April.
Although she's top billing the program, Lauren said it's a group project. "I'm happy but I see it as an ensemble, na kung wala 'yung isang tao or character na ito, hindi siya mag work the way it's supposed to work. I don't see it as I'm the lead star, may kanya-kanya kaming moment to shine to show our talents as an artist," she said.
The once-a-week show which will premiere on September 22 will also feature Mayton Eugenio, Joyce Ching, Ruru Madrid and Enzo Pineda.
Meanwhile, Lauren shared she's flying to Jakarta, Indonesia to watch older sister Megan compete in the Miss World competition on September 28.
Lauren and the rest of their family and friends are currently ironing out details on the said trip.
"All our family and friends are planning to go to Indonesia to watch her. Complete kaming lahat, mga titos, titas and cousins," said Lauren.
Lauren also said she's very proud of her sister because Megan really gave her all in the local competition and she knows her sister will not disappoint the country in the international pageant.
"I'm very, very proud of her because I saw how hard she worked and how dedicated she is. She's not only doing it for herself, but also to make her country proud," said Lauren.
She said Megan's win in Miss World-Philippines helped eased the constant comparison between them. Lauren said she's happy to do her own thing while supporting her older sister in her latest endeavor.
"It's easier kasi before people used to think na lagi dapat kaming magco-compete sa isa't isa, ngayon nawala yun. And at the same time it's overwhelming, especially for her, kasi siya yung naka experience and I'm just the sister, the second shock absorber lang sa lahat ng nangyari," said the young actress.
When asked if she's also keen in joining beauty pageants, Lauren said her main focus now is her show biz career but wouldn't say no to that possibility.
"I can't think of that right now because that's Megan's thing, it's hers and ayoko na mag share kami doon. I want to see how it's like for Megan. If it works for her, and if one day it is right for me, then I will." (Glaiza Jarloc/Sunnex)