Ivana Alawi  confesses she is ‘afraid and nervous’ to work with Gerald Anderson, Sam Milby

Ivana Alawi  confesses she is ‘afraid and nervous’ to work with Gerald Anderson, Sam Milby

MANILA—Just recently, ABS-CBN released a special video featuring Ivana Alawi  who is now all set for her first lead role in a teleserye, the upcoming A Family Affair.

The special video featured Ivana and her four actors: Gerald Anderson, Sam Milby, Jake Ejercito, and Jameson Blake.

It also introduced their characters. Ivana will play the role of CherryRed, while Sam, Gerald, Jake, and Jameson play the Estrella brothers.

However, the involvement of Ivana’s character with the Estrella brothers has yet to be divulged. But the four actors are already being introduced as her leading men.

Ivana admitted that she is feeling nervous about working with Sam and Gerald, as they started ahead of her in showbiz.

She narrated, “I was very excited especially with the whole cast. Pero, pagpasok ko, natatakot ako, kinakabahan ako kasi Gerald and Sam, mga pinapanood ko lang iyan noong bata ako! Hahaha!

“’Tapos, siyempre, excited to work with Jake and Jameson.”

But Ivana was glad because of the support she received from her co-stars.

“While I was working with them, it was really fun kasi they were all so supportive, walang ilangan kasi they were very welcoming and they are very friendly.”

Gerald, for his part, was excited about Ivana’s first lead role.

He said about the show, “Iyong dynamics naming pamilya kasama si Cherry, sikretong mari-reveal, sinong kakampihan mo, kanino kayo makaka-relate.

“More than anything, excited ako for Ivana. It’s a beautiful project.”

Lock-in taping in masbate

The lock-in taping was held in Masbate.

According to Ivana, “Sobrang nag-enjoy ako noong first cycle kasi first time kong makapunta ng Masbate. And yung mga experiences doon, yung horse riding, yung view, ang sarap sa feeling.

“Sobrang enjoy especially the company, yung production, the whole team, all the artists. Sobrang sayang kasama kasi parang bonding talaga, para lang kaming magbabarkada.”

Gerald said that it was also the first time a teleserye was allowed to tape in Masbate during the pandemic.

A Family Affair is produced by Star Creatives Television, the TV unit of Star Cinema. Its airing date has yet to be announced.

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