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KD Estrada on working with Francine Diaz on ‘Bola Bola’: ‘She made the work easy’

KD Estrada talks about his natural chemistry on and off the set with ‘Bola Bola’ co-star Francine Diaz.

KD Estrada on working with Francine Diaz on ‘Bola Bola’: ‘She made the work easy’-Rhea Manila Santos
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03/25/2022 09:08 AM
KD Estrada on working with Francine Diaz on ‘Bola Bola’: ‘She made the work easy’
Photo credit to @kdestrada_ and @francinesdiaz Instagram

Aside from being one of Francine Diaz’s three leading men in the new iWantTFC series Bola Bola, KD Estrada said he was proud to also contribute to the show’s official soundtrack which includes one of his compositions which he wrote even before finding out he was cast in the show.

“Sinulat ko yung ‘Mahal Ba Kita?’ prior to Bola Bola. I wrote it after I got out of the (PBB) house,” he said. The song, is scheduled for release on March 25 on Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer, a day before Bola Bola’s pilot episode debut.

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During lock-in taping for the series, KD said he also enjoyed the bonding moments with the cast in their hotel, especially because his co-stars were also his designated roommates for that cycle.

“Roommates kami ni Aki (Morishita) and Ashton (Salvador) and doon kami tumatambay. Kunwari ako uuwi na sa hotel, that’s where we hang out and dun kami nag-ku-kuwentuhan,” he shared.

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In Bola Bola, KD plays the role of Julian who is the childhood best friend of a chubby but smart girl named Thea (played by Francine). The former PBB housemate admitted he couldn’t help but feel a bit intimidated during their first few scenes together.

“Ang dami na niyang experience so siyempre hindi maiiwasan yung hiya when you’re working with a seasoned actress or actor talaga. Luckily, Francine is very nice and very friendly so the scenes just became very natural after a few takes (laughs). A lot of the kalokohan after the scenes, yung mga fun moments, Francine made the work easy. She made it fun. I’m thankful na I get to work with mga ka-age ko like si Akira (Morishita), si Danica (Ontengco), si Analain (Salvador), and Ashton (Salvador). Ang saya,” he shared.

Playing best friends onscreen came easy according to KD because he and Francine were already friends prior to the shoot.

“Of course when you’re acting with someone, dapat there’s a sense of may connection na kayo, you should have a friendship established. And luckily me and Francine, this is not our first time meeting. We’ve met a few times before like sa Squad Plus and at a birthday party din we had a chance to chat. Actually during the Bola Bola taping nagkuwentuhan din kami about stuff and it just came super natural so sa mga scenes it’s like we’re just having fun, bardagulan. Parang tropa ko na rin si Francine,” he said.

Watch Bola Bola starting March 26 on iWantTFC. Directed by JP Habac. Produced by Dreamscape Entertainment. Starring Francine Diaz, Akira Morishita of BGYO, KD Estrada, Ashton Salvador, Analain Salvador, Danica Ontengco, Arlene Muhlach, Vance Larena, and Lito Pimentel.