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Ashley Ortega says she's 'having the best of both worlds' in 'Hearts on Ice'

Ashley Ortega is happy to have her two loves in her first big project “Hearts on Ice” — acting and figure skating.

In an interview on the “Updated with Nelson Canlas” podcast, the Kapuso actress said she is “having the best of both worlds.”

“Every time we would shoot inside the skating rink, it doesn’t really feel like work,” Ashley said.

Ashley added that even though they start shooting at 10 p.m., they would not notice the time go by even until 6 a.m., “kasi it's a happy set.”

But even with the combination of her two passions as an actress and figure skater, Ashley admitted that she is feeling the pressure.

“Especially this is my first big project, talagang yung pressure rin kakaiba, so lahat ng mga tao mataas ang expectations sa akin,” she said.

She added that she would get nervous before the show aired.

“I don't know how to react na pwede bang i-de-delay muna for a while yung pag-ere or kailangan i-ere para matapos na agad,” Ashley said.

“Ayoko masyadong itatak sa utak ko na what if I did something wrong, I just wanna enjoy the whole process. Naano lang ako, medyo kinakabahan lang talaga cause it's something really big and special for me and I'm doing it at the same time,” she added.

Despite these tense emotions, Ashley is still excited that she gets to act and skate for her big break.

“The long wait is over. And it's all worth it in the end,” Ashley said. “Siguro isa din sa mga factor is I became really, really patient. And parang character ko lang din sa story, hindi ako nag give up.”

“Hearts on Ice” airs on GMA Telebabad after "Mga Lihim ni Urduja." It's also available on GTV, Pinoy Hits, and —Nika Roque/JCB, GMA Integrated News