Reviving the role originally brought to life by Bea Alonzo in the 2013 hit movie Four Sisters and a Wedding, Alexa Ilacad said she was proud to be cast in the iconic role of Bobbie in the film.
“I play the role of Roberta Olivia Salazar aka Bobbie portrayed by Bea Alonzo. Sadly hindi ko pa nakausap si Ms. Bea and that would be a dream of mine. Pero sana kung sakaling mapanuod niya yun matuwa siya, ma-proud siya. Pero sa totoo lang hindi naman ako gaano nahirapan pumasok sa katawan ni Bobbie dahil napakadali katrabaho ng sisters ko. Naramdaman ko agad ako si Bobbie at siyempre dahil sa tulong ni direk. Pati ng boys. Hindi pa namin napapasalamatan yung boys. So thank you boys dahil pinaramdam niyo sa amin ang kilig bilang Salazar sisters,” she said.
As one of the four female leads in Four Sisters Before the Wedding, Alexa said she feels very blessed to have been chosen after undergoing auditions earlier this year.
“Para sa akin ang movie na ito ay isang answered prayer para sa akin. I wanted so bad to be part of this film [not] just thinking about na ikakasikat ko ito or just because it can possibly be my break, but just because I loved the first movie and it is iconic, I would love to do our own version with our own twists, but I’m just very thankful. I think just having met the people I’ve worked with, just me having this new family with me, that’s my greatest take away from all of this. Grabe talaga yung samahan namin. I can’t stress that enough. Paulit ulit na naming sinasabi na grabe solid kami, masaya kami. Totoo talaga eh. Hanggang ngayon eh. Ito yung alam ko na genuine. We won’t lose touch talaga. The love na pinortray namin sa movie is real love,” she explained.
With the film being the first ever prequel that Star Cinema envisioned would take place a decade before the first film, Alexa admitted there was pressure to live up to the role but she was happy with the reactions online about her casting.
“Playing the role of Bobbie honestly, when they announced it before during the first mediacon that I was playing Bobbie, I’m the type of person who reads comments of people. So, when we announced, it really warmed my heart because they were so excited. They kept saying how perfect I was for Bobbie, how they couldn’t imagine anyone else. At first, I was just feeling so blessed and I was so touched. But then all the fears started to come in my head because this is Bobbie, perfectly portrayed by Ms. Bea. So yes, the pressure is intense. It was so intense I was scared and started to think, ‘Did I do the right thing in accepting this? Will I be able to give it justice?’” she explained.
With the help of their director Mae Cruz-Alviar and her castmates, Alexa said all the pressure and initial fears she had went away.
“But after working with the cast, even the crew, everyone, made me channel that fear into positivity and motivation. It just gave me this drive to just give my best and hopefully I make the people proud. I am personally proud of every single person who made this movie possible especially my sisters,” she added.
Four Sisters Before The Wedding streams worldwide beginning December 11 via KTX.ph (ktx.ph), iWantTFC (iwanttfc.com), TFC IPTV, Cignal PPV (my.cignal.tv), and Sky Cable pay-per-view (mysky.com.ph). This is distributed by CineXpress.