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Gigi De Lana shares her reaction on meeting Gerald Anderson for the first time: ‘Ay, ang guwapo mo naman!’

‘Hello, Heart’ star Gigi De Lana reveals how she made a memorable first impression on new leading man Gerald Anderson.

Gigi De Lana shares her reaction on meeting Gerald Anderson for the first time: ‘Ay, ang guwapo mo naman!’-Rhea Manila Santos
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Rhea Manila Santos

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11/28/2021 08:23 AM
Gigi De Lana shares her reaction on meeting Gerald Anderson for the first time: ‘Ay, ang guwapo mo naman!’
Photo credit: @gigidelanaofficial and @andersongeraldjr Instagram

As she makes her series acting debut in the iQiyi original series Hello, Heart, singer Gigi De Lana admitted she never imagined that her career would lead to this opportunity after joining Tawag ng Tanghalan in 2016.

“Na-pressure ako kasi first time kong aarte tapos series pa. Lead role agad. Pero very thankful ako kasi blessing ito at saka opportunity siya to learn new things. Ang tawag namin panibagong genre naman. So I’m excited agad at pressured. Yun lang dalawang yun. Excited and pressured,” she admitted. 

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In preparation for her role as Heart in the series, Gigi said she had to undergo workshops in acting.

“I did workshops tapos bago yung script reading nanuod ako ng movies. Yung mga movies na pinanuod ko almost the same sa series na Hello, Heart. Kasi para ma-imbibe ko na rin yung character ni Heart. So yun lang yung mga preparations ko tapos binasa ko yung script. Si Heart kasi very outgoing siya at saka parang lahat gagawin niya para sa family niya. Parang wala ata kaming pagkakaiba kasi ganun din ako. Si Heart kasi pinaglalaban niya kasi kung ano yung totoo at saka kung ano yung gusto niya. Ako kasi pinaglalaban ko naman pero kasi pag nailaban ko na yung pinakatodo ko, minsan kasi gi-give up ako. So yun lang siguro yung difference sa amin ni Heart,” she explained. 

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When she found out that she would be paired with Gerald Anderson in her first starring role, Gigi shared that she was excited as she was a longtime fan of the actor even before she entered showbiz.

“Excited ako na kinakabahan. Kasi iniiisp ko kasi paano ba ako aarte eh batikan na siya. Kasi napapanuod ko si Gerald sa mga movie. So hindi ko alam kung ma-i-intimidate ba ako? Inisip ko na lang marami akong matututunan sa taong ito,” she recalled. 

Upon meeting her Hello, Heart co-star for the first time, Gigi had a strategy to immediately break the ice between them.

“Na-intimidate ako sa kanya. Pero kasi inisip ko, ‘Bakit ba ako ma-i-intimidate? Ipapakita ko na agad kung sino ako.’ So nung kaharap ko na siya, ‘Ay, ang guwapo mo naman!’ Ganun agad. Sinabi ko talaga sa kanya. At saka sobrang excited ko nun kasi finally mami-meet ko na ang one and only Gerald Anderson,” she added.

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The original Filipino series Hello, Heart will be available for streaming on iQiyi starting December 15, Wednesday. For more amazing Asian content, users can log in for free or sign up for a subscription (skip ads) on the iQiyi app and www.iQ.com