Mikael said he is very excited about this new milestone in his career as a Kapuso, “I love it here. I think a big factor for that is I’ve grown here. Dito na ako lumaki. Going on my seventh year in showbiz in GMA, ang dami ko ng friends. It feels good kasi when you mix your work and personal life, it feels fun. Your work is your life already. Nag-e-enjoy talaga ako.”
Present in the contract signing were GMA Entertainment TV’s Senior Vice President Lilybeth G. Rasonable; Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara and GMA Artist Center Assistant Vice President and Head for Talent Imaging and Marketing Unit Simoun Ferrer.
Also in attendance was Mikael’s co-manager, Betchay Vidanes. Mikael is co-managed by GMA Artist Center.
Presently, Mikael is one of the lead stars of Legally Blind which airs worldwide via GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. He said that he really enjoys working with everyone on set and he feels challenged with his character’s transformation as the story progresses. From being Grace’s (Janine Gutierrez) knight-in-shining armour, Edward became drug-dependent because of his brother William’s (Marc Abaya) manipulative ways.
“Actually, hindi ko alam na mangyayari ito sa character ni Edward. I am super thankful because they gave me an opportunity to do something challenging. I am even more thankful dahil Direk Ricky (Davao) and the whole cast, they’ve been supporting me, at ang laking bagay nun. So I think we’ve enjoyed and we’ve done our best to portray our characters in their truest sense, so we are very happy.”
Meanwhile, Rasonable has nothing but praises for Mikael and she believes that he is one of the Network’s hardworking actors.
“He started out talagang very new. We noticed him in a commercial and we asked him to come in because we saw a lot of potential in him. So we invested in him, in time, in giving him projects that would build him up. Siya naman for his part, he really greatly improved as an actor and host, at kumbaga, it was a mutual decision to partner together. So, we are very glad that he’s happy with GMA. Sabi nga niya kanina sa akin, he’s not going anywhere, and we’re very gratified with that. At the same time, tayo rin naman, we will always be here to support him.”