Sunday, January 9, 2022

Dingdong Dantes Considers His Dual Role in 'ICSY: AlterNate' as His Most Difficult Project

AFTER winning the 2020 Seoul International Drama Awards Asian Star Prize (for his performance in PH adaptation of “Descendants of the Sun”), Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes is back on GMA Telebabad as he portrays for the very first time a dual role in the latest installment of the hit GMA drama anthology, I Can See You: AlterNate.

The new miniseries, airing on Monday, January 10, narrates the story of a refined man whose marriage will be tested when his wife unknowingly cheats with someone who looks completely like him and is apparently his long-lost twin brother.


“Isa ito sa mga pinakamahirap na nagawa ko talaga. Hindi lang siguro sa trabaho ko bilang artista pero sa buhay din in general dahil ang daming elemento na kaakibat ng experience na ito. Isa na diyan, first time ko na maka-experience ng mahabang lock-in taping and be away from my family for 30 days,” said Dingdong who plays identical twins Nate and Michael.

“Plus, the fact na mahirap yung role. Pero iyon din naman iyong hinihingi ko sa sarili ko kapag pumipili at nagko-commit ako sa isang bagay, ‘yung sana mas mahirap ‘to kaysa sa mga nagawa ko na in the past, in order to challenge myself as an actor. All other elements combined, yung hirap na ‘yun nag pay-off naman. Lumabas kami sa taping bubble nang very fulfilled dahil we were able to tell a compelling story in the context of a very challenging time,” he added.

Joining the stellar cast of I Can See You: AlterNate are dramatic actress Beauty Gonzalez as Sheila, Nate’s wife; seasoned actress Jackie Lou Blanco as Carmencita, Nate’s foster mother; versatile actress Joyce Ching as Angie, Michael’s younger sister; and acclaimed actor and director Ricky Davao as Lyndon, Nate’s foster father.


Esteemed Kapuso director Dominic Zapata, who helms the compelling miniseries, praised both Dingdong and Beauty for their acting dynamics, “This is the first time Dingdong and Beauty met and worked with each other. But since ganoon yung acumen nila sa kanilang craft, kaya nilang magbatuhan ng linya on zoom, tapos kapag in-person na they allow it to organically form habang nangyayari yung eksena. 

"It gets even better as the day progresses. Iyon ‘yung masarap panoorin. In fact, by the end of the lock-in, kahit ang hirap ng taping, nabitin ako. Kasi na-enjoy ko talaga. Hindi siya dumali in terms of the amount of work, but it’s just so enjoyable you forget na napapagod ka. If there’s a lot of joy and love, it shows in the work. Definitely, this is one of those projects where it’s evident.”

I Can See You: AlterNate is under the supervision of GMA Entertainment Group Production heads Lilybeth G. Rasonable (SVP for Entertainment Group), Redgie A. Magno (FVP for Drama), Cheryl Ching-Sy (SAVP for Drama), Cathy Ochoa Perez (Senior Program Manager) and Winnie Hollis Reyes (Senior Executive Producer).

The series is a product of the visionary minds of GMA’s award-winning and highly-talented creative team – Creative Director Aloy Adlawan; Creative Head Denoy Navarro-Punio; Headwriter Des Garbes-Severino; Writer Onay Sales; and Brainstormer Jimuel Dela Cruz.

Experience double thrills and suspense in I Can See You: AlterNate, beginning Jan. 10, 8:50 p.m. on GMA Telebabad. 

Watch the teaser trailer below: 

Viewers abroad can also catch the miniseries via GMA Pinoy TV.  For more stories about Kapuso Network, visit

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