Known as Gerald Anderson’s younger sister Hannah in the primetime drama Init Sa Magdamag, Alexa Ilacad revealed she was actually handpicked for the role as a troubled young woman who ends up crossing paths with a humble hardworking guy named Kiko (played by her new onscreen partner Gab Lagman).
“Usually naman when there are shows being offered, we don’t really know if we are the first choices or not. But for Init Sa Magdamag I know that I was requested. That’s all I know,” she shared during a Init Sa Magdamag mediacon last July 12.
Starting out in showbiz on Goin’ Bulilit, Alexa has come a long way into becoming a full grown woman at 21 years old this year. Alexa said she will now consider doing daring scenes depending on the project.
“Dito sa Init Sa Magdamag, Gab and I don’t really have daring scenes. More on good vibes pakilig yun lang yung talagang sole purpose ng mga characters namin and to provide a second layer for the show. So for Init Sa Magdamag, I wouldn’t say it’s daring and right now, personally as long as it’s done in good taste and if my partner is good, if he’s the right partner, I think I would be willing naman to go a bit daring, not so daring just a bit (laughs). Kasi it’s art naman eh and as long as it’s done in good taste. It’s just acting so why not?” she said.
With the Miss Universe Philippines pageant removing their minimum height requirement for aspiring candidates starting this year, Alexa admitted the recent development might make her consider the possibility of joining the pageant someday. Alexa stands at a height of 5’1”.
“Hindi ko pa yun naiisip to enter pageants. Ibang klaseng mundo yan and sa ngayon hindi ko pa alam if ready ako or kaya kong tahakin yan. But we’ll never know, baka sa future magkaroon ako ng change of heart at gustuhin ko rin sumabak sa Miss Universe. Siguro kapag confident na ako mag-two-piece why not?” she said.