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Team Raks Not Dead shares how JaDine interacts with each other behind-the-scenes

Paeng Sudayan and Benj Manalo of Team Raks Not Dead shared interesting facts about James Reid and Nadine Lustre while on the set of ‘On The Wings of Love.’

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Gary Ann Lastrilla

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02/19/2016 05:06 PM
Team Raks Not Dead shares how JaDine interacts with each other behind-the-scenes
021916-otwol_main.jpgKnown as Axl and Kiko of Team Raks Not Dead in On The Wings of Love, Rafael “Paeng” Sudayan and Benj Manalo shared their experiences doing the primetime TV series. 

“’Yung first taping day namin na pagdating na pagdating namin, 25 or 30 sequences ata ‘yun tapos pagod na pagod kami. Tapos ‘yung last na itetake namin, ‘yung habulan. Hinahabol kami ng tenementers (sic) kasi akala nila mga magnanakaw kami na tumitiktik doon sa tenement pero ang totoo, iniistalk lang ni Clark si Leah,” Paeng laughingly recalled. 

Playing the loyal assistants of James Reid’s character Clark Medina has changed their lives. “Ang saya kasi ‘yung tipong naglalakad ka lang sa mall tapos makikilala ka ng mga tao na parang dati, normal na tao lang naman ako, bakit kayo nagpapapicture sa akin, something like that,” said Paeng while Benj said that he feels blessed to have inspired people. 

“I’m really humbled kasi I get to inspire other people sa mga ginagawa namin nina James, kami ni Paeng pero more than that, sa akin nagbago ‘yung followers ko kasi nabigyan ko sila ng Word of God so ‘yun ‘yung parang pinakablessing sa akin na masasabi ko successful ako sa misyon ko for the show,” he said.

On working with the other actors of OTWOL, Paeng said, “Kumbaga makikita mo talaga sila na before pumasok sa eksena, nag-aaral sila, nag-aanalyze ng script, hindi lang ‘yung kinakabisado nila kung ano ‘yung dapat nilang sabihin pero nagtatalo sila o nagdedebate kung ano ba ‘yung pinanggalingan ng mga character…”

Meanwhile, Benj talked about having worked with veteran actors such as Nanette Inventor, Cherry Pie Picache, and Joel Torre, adding that it has been a learning experience for them to improve their craft more. Likewise Paeng commended their fellow actors for managing their work and play time.

When asked about how James and Nadine are like on the set of OTWOL, Paeng shared, “Kung ano ‘yung nakikita niyo, gano’n sila. Kunwari nakikita namin sila na nagto-throw lines lang or nag-uusap ng simple conversation like nagkakamustahan sa isa’t isa, nakikita mo na may chemistry talaga and ‘yung kilig factor, nandoon talaga kahit ‘yung simpleng ‘Uy, hello, kamusta?’ Parang ‘Nakatulog ka ba kagabi?’ mga something like that.” 

Benj agreed. “Sila na naman nagsabi na they’re really, really, really, really close so talagang sobrang close sila… They love each other, we love them, we love everybody.”

How close are James and Nadine? 

“For example, galing sila sa work kagabi, parang kinabukasan, ‘nakatulog ka ba?’ Or minsan, kapag magkahiwalay sila ng set, magkahiwalay sila ng unit, nagtatawagan sila, ‘how are you?’… Nag-uusap sila regarding lines din, kung tama ba ‘yung ginagawa nila kasi medyo crucial na ‘yung last two weeks so ‘yun ‘yung pinag-uusapan nila. Very professional,” Team Raks Not Dead said.

Moreover, they said, “Kahit sa social media lang, nakita mo sinusuportahan nila ang isa’t isa. Kunwari ‘yung times na si Nadine noon, parang nagagalit na sa kanya ‘yung mga tao dahil pinili niya ‘yung work kaysa kay Clark, parang sinusuportahan niya sa mga posts niya (James) si Nadine, naglalagay siya ng mga quotes about dun sa character ni Nadine.”

According to Paeng and Benj, more surprises await fans in the last week of OTWOL. They admitted that even they were surprised by the turn of events. They are also open to the possibility of having a part 2. “Maganda nga rin na magka-book 2 na parang pwede mong hindi pa tapusin ang kwento ni Clark at Leah. Actually, pwede mo pa siyang dugtungan… Kung magkatuluyan man sila or kung hindi man sila magkatuluyan, whichever way, pwede silang magduktong eh kasi it’s a love story that revolves around the family,” they said. 

After On The Wings of Love, Paeng, not closing his door on acting opportunities on TV, said that he might return to teaching summer classes to children at the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), as well as doing theater plays with Benj as they were both part of the musical play, Rak of Aegis.