Kapuso star Ken Chan got flattered after he heard that he is being compared to Dennis Trillo, another talented Kapuso actor.
“Wow! Nakakataba ng puso, At isa sa mga iniidolo ko si kuya Dennis,” Ken surprisingly said during the Dalawang Ikaw virtual press conference on Friday, June 18.
He and Dennis worked together in the musical drama series, Biritera back in 2012. And upon seeing the actor worked, Ken was caught in a trance on how good Dennis is.
“Dahil isa sa mga una kong ginawang teleserye, siya ang kasama ko. At nakita ko kung gaano kagaling si kuya Dennis dun,” he added.
Ken even admitted that Dennis Trillo served to be one of his inspirations even joining showbusiness.
“Hindi pa nga ako artista idol ko na si kuya Dennis. Dahil sa mga ginawa niyang roles dati.
“Nag-play na rin siya ng isang transgender, nag-play na rin siya ng may mental health problem. At isa rin siya sa mga iniidolo ng mga artista. At isa na rin ako dun.”
That is why being dubbed as the ‘next Dennis Trillo’ filled his heart with joy. Although, Ken knew that he still has a long way to go to be able to accept such a moniker. Still, he is grateful that Kapuso viewers see him as good, if not better, than Dennis.
“At ang mahilantulad ako sa kanya eh isa nang napakalaking karangalan. Kung ‘yun ang tingin ng mga tao, pero para sa akin sobrang layo pa.
“Pero gagamitin ko ‘yun, panghahawakan ko yun para mas ma-inspire ako sa mga gagawin kong teleserye. Pero thank you at sa mga nagsasabi nun, salamat.”
In the meantime, Ken is busy doing his latest project, Ang Dalawang Ikaw along with his on-screen partner, Rita Daniela.
The show tells the story of a married couple’s relationship being tested because of the husband’s mental disorder called dissociative identity disorder.
And to those being curious how the actor portrays every character so well, he revealed that it is all about being passionate in his craft.
“I love what I’m doing. Passion ko talaga ang pag-arte. And sobrang dinededicate ko ang sarili ko ng buong-buo sa ginagawa ko,” revealed the actor.
It stemmed from his mentor, the late German “Kuya Germs” Moreno who taught him the value of hard work and perseverance.
“Mentor ko kasi si tatay Germs at bilang ako, yung pinagdaanan ko, hindi biro. So ako, naranasan ko yung hirap ng proseso para makapasok dito sa industriya natin,” he added.
Since Ken knew how hard it is to make it in the showbiz industry, he promised himself and to the late Kuya Germs that he will do his best in every character that he’ll portray.
And when he was given complex roles such as his portrayal of Boyet in the 2018 series, My Special Tatay and this latest show, Ang Dalawang Ikaw, Chan could not help but feel super blessed that the Network is trusting him to deliver these kinds of roles.