After working with fellow Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) alumni Elisse Joson in the romantic series Beauty and the Boss last year, Gino Roque said he is looking forward to the online premiere of his latest WeTV Philippines original series Pasabuy this month with another former housemate as his leading lady.
“For the people who don’t know Heaven (Peralejo) she’s so bubbly, like the first time I met her I think it was in a guesting or something. When she opened the door, she literally lit up the whole room. So parang for me as a producer, what you want talaga is to have that connection and when I met Heaven everything was just oozing, so everything was perfect,” he shared during the Pasabuy mediacon last September 22.
When first meeting his co-stars, the 25-year-old Pasabuy actor said he tries to find common ground which is why he immediately asked Heaven if she watched the reality show they had both joined in the past. Unfortunately for him, Heaven admitted she just doesn’t watch PBB.
“The reason why I bring up PBB at the start, because for me it starts the whole conversation. If they watched it, then at least that’s a conversation that can start. But if they don’t, then at least you can lead with something else. For Heaven kasi, she doesn’t say that. For me, from the get go it breaks the ice kaagad. And so me and Heaven have this kind of debate every time we have an interview when they bring up PBB I just start laughing because at the end of the day, I feel kind of correct (laughs),” he recalled.
The new six-episode series is written and directed by Xian Lim, based on a WeTV Original concept. After working with Xian, Gino described him as an “actor’s director” in the way he collaborated with them throughout the shoot. Gino added that he is grateful for all he learned under the more experienced actor.
“The thing about Xian is that he really takes his time especially in terms of acting, so he really improved me as an actor because he’s been in the industry for so long. So he would give me advice, he would give me tips and I really appreciate that. So Xian has been really good,” he said.
Pasabuy streams for free on WeTV. Co-produced by Forza Productions. Starring Gino Roque, Heaven Peralejo, Ellie Cayabyab, MJ Cayabyab, Ralph Malibunas, Gail Banawis, and Nana Silayro. :