After his role as third (Arturo San Jose III) in the GMA Primetime Drama Series “LEGACY”, Starstruck Season 2 Ultimate Survivor and Actor MIKE TAN (Jan Michael Tan) now lands a role as one of the lead actor in the afternoon TV Drama series “FAITHFULLY” together with Marc Abaya sharing the leading man duties and surrounded by lead actresses Maxene Magalona, Michelle Madrigal, Isabel Oli, Vaness Del Moral, and Isabelle Daza.
Aside from his TV shows in GMA, MIKE TAN is in Tagaytay right now (July 5) doing a photo shoot for Cosmo’s ‘Man on Fire’ page. Also, he divulged during an interview last Tuesday (July 3) that two (2) indie films is currently in the works. Although, he said that nothing is final yet – the films are still on the table. Mike Tan have also starred in an indie film before with Hellphone directed by Joven Tan with co-stars Snooky Serna, Angelu de Leon, Rainier Castillo and Jackie Rice.
Mike Tan is now 25 years old, he entered into showbiz way back in 2004 when he joined and won Starstruck Season 2 with batchmates Ryza Cenon, LJ Reyes, CJ Muere and Megan Young.
What has changed since STARSTRUCK?
Mike – Wala naman nagbago, mas dumami lang ang trabaho. Siguro mas naging focus ako ngayon with work and naging open sa iba’t-ibang roles.
How daring have you been with roles and shoots?
Mike – The most daring would be, wearing only briefs during a ramp. In my present shoot with Cosmo, I think it’s going to be just topless.
How different is your role in Legacy with the new series Faithfully?
Mike Tan is happily in a relationship with a non showbiz girlfriend. When asked if having a non showbiz girlfriend is difficult Mike said, “It depends on the person in the relationship actually, I am blessed that I am with someone who is very intelligent and very understanding.”
Mike – siguro pag 30 plus na ako. Pag naka-pagpundar na enough to become stable. More than 6 years na kami pero we are still discovering something about each other. Habang tumatagal mas nadidiscover pa namin kung gaano namin kamahal ang isa’t isa.
What’s a typical date for Mike Tan and GF?
Mike – Kung sino magyaya siya gastos. Pero usually ako ang nagyayaya lumabas. Kahit sa fastfood lang ok din kami.
Business Ventures, Investments, Savings?
Mike – I have 2 Condo units one in Taft near La Salle and the another in Ortigas. Kuripot ako pero I think sa sarili ko lang. Gusto ko bumili ng mga gamit sa bahay, yung pang long-term at tatagal. Ok lang kahit medyo mahal basta tatagal. Hindi ako bibili ng luho na di ko naman gagamitin.
Mike – Ang dream ko talaga is to own a Toyota Prius Hybrid Car. Pero syempre unahin ko muna yung bahay.
FAITHFULLY which replaced “Broken Vow”, is proving to be a very significant project for Mike, whose momentum as an actor has been on continuous mode especially that last year he was able to appear in a number of valuable teleserye exposures. He got noticed by the public for his believable portrayals of characters like Jonas Alejandro in “Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Langit,” Teban/Anino in “Captain Barbell Ang Pagbabalik, and as the admirable Migs Ocampo for the Sine Novela’s take on “Trudis Liit.”