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EXCLUSIVE: Albie Casiño shrugs off being pitted against James Reid

Albie Casiño on rivalry with James Reid in OTWOL: ‘Si James marami na, so lamang siya sa akin.’

BY MAUREEN MARIE BELMONTE

Twitter: @MissHappyWriter

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10/8/2015 6:04 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Albie Casiño shrugs off being pitted against James Reid


100715-ALBIE_main.jpgViewers and netizens alike were abuzz lately over an episode of well-received primetime soap On The Wings of Love wherein James Reid and Albie Casiño did a shirtless showdown over breakfast.















The scene had many viewers giggling especially after a blooper of the scene came out online.

In an exclusive interview with Push.com.ph at the recently-concluded ASAP 20 Biyaheng Biñan, Albie shared that they had a great time shooting that said scene.

“Inaabangan namin ‘yun kaming tatlo since we shot it. Ang tagal na naming shinoot ‘yun eh. So we were just waiting for it to come out. Tawang-tawa talaga kami doon eh,” he said.

Like what the blooper showed, Albie said they took quite a while before they could nail that scene because according to him, “tawa lang kami ng tawa.

Almost two months since their pilot episode aired, Albie couldn’t be any happier to be part of the successful soap.

“It’s fun working with them. They’re both very good,” he said pertaining to the lead stars James and Nadine Lustre. “They both like to work eh. So even if they’re so tired, pagdating sa take they still give it their all.”

He added, “I’m just happy to be working with everyone on On The Wings of Love not just James and Nadine. Si Ms. Pie [Picache], si Sir Joel [Torre], everyone.”

The said episode where the two showed skin somehow started netizens pitting them against each other. 

To this Albie said, “I think that was the first time that I went topless on the show. Si James marami na, so lamang siya sa akin. I don’t know. It wasn’t a big deal for me. They just told me to ‘Take your shirt off’ so I said I okay.”


100715-ALBIE_main.jpgDid he mind that moment?

“Well I work out, so I guess it’s okay for me to take my shirt off because I workout naman eh. If I don’t work out, maybe I wouldn’t do it,” he said.

Meanwhile, Albie who has just returned to the network is very grateful over the “second chance” that he got through OTWOL.

According to him, he didn’t really expect the warm reception for their show.

“I don’t want to say that I expected it but I’m just so overwhelmed. I know that once that I get back to ABS that people would recognize me a lot more but I didn’t know that it would be like this,” he said adding that he got a little over 11,000 followers on his social media account since the show started.