Andrea Brillantes expressed her dismay when newbies in showbiz tend to overtake her on opportunities.
Despite being one of the brightest young stars of her generation, Brillantes shared that she is often envious of the new breed of star’s fluke.
Brillantes wondered why some newbies seem to have an easy way of achieving success while she had to go through a lot of sacrifices and wait for years.
Due to such, she began to question her capabilities.
Brillantes explained, “Parang lahat ng taon na dasal nang dasal ako para makuha iyon. Tapos etong bagong to, makukuha niya lahat…Tapos ako, bakit? Ginawa ko naman lahat, nagdarasal ako araw-araw. Ilang taon na. Tapos mapupunta lang sa iba…
“Anong kulang sa ‘kin, ano pa bang dapat kong gawin? Ang sakit-sakit. Sakit-sakit,” she said, “Parang plato (ako) na binasag… nakikita ko ang lahat ng taon na pinagtatrabahuhan ko.”
Brillantes’ first television appearance was in the children’s comedy show Goin’ Bulilit in ABS-CBN.
At an early age, she made her first big break by playing the lead role in the 2013 family drama series Annaliza.
In 2018, Brillantes played her first role as an antagonist Marga in the hit afternoon series, Kadenang Ginto. Brillantes and her loveteam partner Seth Fedelin with Francine Diaz and Kyle Echarri are with the Gold Squad.