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Joshua Garcia admits he is not in touch with Ivana Alawi anymore

‘Viral Scandal’ star Joshua Garcia shares why his latest role is different from his previous teleseryes.

BY
Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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11/13/2021 08:42 AM
Joshua Garcia admits he is not in touch with Ivana Alawi anymore
Photo credit: @garciajoshuae and @ivanaalawi Instagram

When popular vlogger and actress Ivana Alawi first revealed that she had a crush on  Joshua Garcia, the Viral Scandal star admitted it was a big boost to his confidence. Although the two were in touch online earlier this year, Joshua said their communication has not been continuous.

“Well hindi pa ulit kami nakakapag-usap. Usually kasi yung usap namin sa DM. Like for example nakita niya yung story ko, nabisita ko yung story niya tapos biglang nakaagaw ng attention ko, nakaagaw ng attention niya. Yung ganun lang. So mga small talks lang din. Yun lang naman,” he said during a recent Viral Scandal mediacon. 

READ: Joshua Garcia reacts to being Ivana Alawi’s crush: ‘Nakakadagdag ng confidence yun’


Unlike his previous series like The Killer Bride and Ngayon at Kailanman, Joshua said Viral Scandal has very unique in storyline. “Yung story niya is about social media, it’s about viral video na nag-spread. I think yun lang naman yung iba and then yung mga actors na nakatrabaho ko ibang experience din yun. Ibang talent or ibang acting yung binigay nila sa akin. Kasi yung team naman nakatrabaho ko na sa Killer Bride eh. Wala namang iba dun,” he said.

READ: Ivana Alawi, inaming nag-uusap sila ni Joshua Garcia

Aside from the storyline, Joshua said his role was also a challenge because it is only the second time he’s had to portray an affluent character onscreen.

“Actually dun ako pinakahirapan kasi ang dami ko ng nagawa na project. Pero dalawa pa lang itong ginagawa ko na mayaman, nag-e-English na by the book. Pangalawang character ko pa lang ito na nagagawa. Nung una medyo hindi ko siya nahimay ng maayos nung una kong pagganap ng ganung character. Pero this time mas nahimay ko na siya ng maayos. Dumaan ako sa madaming proseso eh. Binasa ko yung buong script, yung mga eksena ko lang and nanuod ako ng madami about architects, kung paano sila magsalita. Very passionate sila magsalita eh, parang rinarmdam nila yung mga salita. Yung mga ganug details ang pinag-aralan ko. And then sa set konting adjustments na lang sa tulong ng direk namin na si direk Dado (Lumibao) at direk Law (Fajardo) ay mas napapaganda pa nila,” he explained. 

WATCH: Ivana Alawi in disbelief over surprise video greeting from ‘crush’ Joshua Garcia

In order to be more in touch with his role. Joshua shared what similarities they have with him in real life.

“Siguro nakaka-relate ako kay Kyle sa pagiging introvert niya kasi pareho kaming introvert. I think yung lifestyle ni Kyle, kung paano siya magsalita, yung buhay niya, is very malayo sa akin. Yung pagiging introvert lang yung nakuha ko sa kanya at tahimik na tao, mahilig mag-observe, dun lang ako nakaka-relate sa kanya. Masyado kasi siyang seryoso eh. Pati yung humor niya sa mga jokes, hindi siya nakakatawa. Ganun yung character niya (laughs). Awkward siyang tao eh. Parang ang hilig namin mag-observe parehas, tahimik lang. Ako hindi naman all the time. Minsan umiingay din naman ako depende sa mood. Yun lang yung masasabi ko na may parehas kami. Eh kasi iba rin kasi yung kinalakihan ni Kyle,” he said.

Watch Joshua Garcia and Charlie Dizon in Viral Scandal on the Kapamilya Channel, TV5, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV starting November 15. Also starring  Jake Cuenca, Dimples Romana, Ria Atayde, Miko Raval, Jameson Blake, Markus Paterson, Aljon Mendoza, Karina Bautista, Louise Abuel, Kaila Estrada, Vance Larena, Gian Magdangal, Arielle Roces, and Aya Fernandez.