Kapuso hunk Aljur Abrenica admitted that he indeed auditioned to be a part of the remake of GMA’s fantaserye “Encantadia” and shared that he didn’t feel bad despite not getting a role.
In an interview with GMA News, Abrenica admitted that while he was not picked to play the role of “Ybarro,” which was first played by Dingdong Dantes, he is still happy that he did his best.
“Para po sa akin, ganun lang talaga!” he said in jest, “Ang importante po sa akin kasi, ginawa ko po talaga yung best ko para sa role na yun. Nag-aral po talaga ako, and I have no expectations, kasi ginawa ko yung best ko."
“At saka yung nakuha nilang Ybarro, si Ruru, I’m very happy for him. Kasi lahat naman tayo nabibigyan ng pagkakataon para mapatunayan yung sarili natin,” he added, pertaining to young actor Ruru Madrid.
When asked if he regretted not getting the opportunity, Abrenica said: “Hindi rin po, e! Hindi po ako nanghinayang o nalungkot kasi alam ko na marami pa pong darating tulad nito, dumating na.”
Abrenica was pertaining to the latest primetime series of GMA-7 "Once Again," where he is set to take on the lead role together with Janine Gutierrez. He considered this new primetime series as a “second coming” to his home network.
Back in July 2014, the Kapuso hunk filed a complaint in court to terminate his contract with GMA Network. With his legal counsel Atty. Ferdinand Topacio, Abrenica filed for a Judicial Confirmation of Rescission of Contract in the Quezon City Hall of Justice.
In an article in PEP, Abrenica did not want to see his return as a “second-chance.”
“Pag sinabi kasing second chance it’s like you asked… binigyan ka na ulit ng pagkakataon,” he explained, “Second coming, walang nangyari.”
The singer-actor also said that the two parties have already talked it over and that he has learned from his own mistakes.
“Naiintindihan na nila yung pinanggagalingan natin. Pero yung ginawa natin was mali,” he said.
Now that it seems that all is well between the Kapuso hunk and GMA-7, Abrenica said he is more excited and determined to be better.
“Opo! Bakit ako naging excited? Naging excited ako kasi mas kilala ko na yung sarili ko. Mas alam ko na po yung gusto ko, alam ko na rin po kung ano yung ayaw ko.”
Abrenica is a product of the StarStruck Season 4, a talent search of GMA Network where he won as the Ultimate Hunk in 2007.