When he first found out he was being offered a role in a series last year, Gab Lagman said he thought he would be playing another mature role like in his previous series Halik.
“Pagkarinig ko Init Sa Magdamag parang rated R yung inisiip kong mangyayari pero good thing naman na sa second layer kami so kami yung nagpapakilig, nagpapabata sa show na ito. Kasi feeling ko for the past show sa Halik medyo rated R din sila so okay sa akin na ito yung nangyari sa Init Sa Magdamag,” he said.
Being partnered onscreen with Alexa Ilacad for the first time and finishing several lock-in taping cycles with her helped them get closer according to Gab.
“Nung lock-in magkasama kami lagi ni Alexa for six months in and out and na-discover ko yung ugali niya kung gaano siya ka-generous sa mga tao. Pinakanatatawa talaga ako sa mga pets and how I found out na gaano siya kagaling siya umarte. Madami kasi kaming nagawa ni Alexa na bonding during lock-in so lagi kaming kumakain ng tapsi, ng mango shake, mga ganun. Mga simpleng ano lang na naging close kami and na-build namin yung chemistry namin,” he shared.
Aside from finding out that they have a shared love for animals like cats, Gab said he and his new leading lady also did a lot of bonding over food.
“Mahilig kami sa food pareho. Tapsilog favorite namin. I’m a big fruit shake guy and na-discover ko din na gusto din niya yung mango shake. Minsan nauubos ko na nagagalit siya sa akin. Mahilig din kami sa pancit canton. Favorite din kasi niya yun,” he said.
Now that they have finished taping the series, Gab said that he has no regrets with his current project which is now being watched online every weekday.
“I was really surprised. I really liked yung kinalabasan ng mga scenes namin especially the way direk edited yung pagkakagawa ng scenes namin nakakakilig pala talaga. At saka I really love the background music. I don’t think I want to change anything,” he added.