Mike Tan happy to be normal again

September 01, 2019
Mike Tan

MIKE Tan says that he used to find it difficult when he is asked to play a father in the soaps he did before. “Wala kasi akong mapaghuhugutang karanasan in my personal life,” he says. “But now that I’m a dad in real life, mas madali na sa’king maramdaman kung ano ang feelings ng isang ama. Like in my current show, ‘Throwback Pagibig’ in ‘Wagas’, ama ako rito ng child actress na si Leanne Bautista. Happy kami ng misis kong si Sunshine Dizon in the story, but everything changes drastically nang bahain kami at matangay ng baha ang anak namin. Sunshine and I blame each other for the death of our child at doon nasira ang pagsasama namin.”

Mike was last seen playing the fantasy role of Iswal, an elemental, in “Kara Mia”. He’s glad to be back doing realistic roles now in “Throwback Pag-ibig”. “Happy rin ako to be reunited with Sunshine Dizon after we did ‘Ika-6 na Utos”. Kaya lang, ang character ko roon, twisted, may sayad, kaya I’m glad I’m now playing someone na mas normal na tao. It’s really nice to work with Sunshine again kasi napakagaling niyang artista and she always gives her best kaya kailangan, masabayan ko siya.”

It was while they were taping “Throwback Pagibig” that his baby daughter got sick. “We had to rush her sa hospital ng wife ko at hindi ko siya maiwan dahil suka nang suka, e. Dahil doon, na-pack up ang taping namin. I’m really thankful to our director, Adolf Alix Jr., kasi naiintindihan naman niya ang sitwasyon ko bilang isang ama.”