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Ivana Alawi on having four leading men in ‘A Family Affair’: ‘Everyone is very, very nice!’

‘A Family Affair’ star Ivana Alawi talks about working with Gerald Anderson, Sam Milby, Jake Ejercito, and Jameson Blake in the upcoming new drama series.

Ivana Alawi on having four leading men in ‘A Family Affair’: ‘Everyone is very, very nice!’-Rhea Manila Santos
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06/08/2022 09:01 AM
Ivana Alawi on having four leading men in ‘A Family Affair’: ‘Everyone is very, very nice!’
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As excitement grows for her major drama debut in the primetime series A Family Affair, Ivana Alawi revealed what was the biggest challenge for her working with her four leading men in the show played by Gerald Anderson, Sam Milby, Jake Ejercito, and Jameson Blake.

“Yung main challenge namin talaga is siguro mag-focus (laughs). Kasi pag nagsama sama kami puro lang kami biruan. Kaya pag nasa set minsan hindi kami maka-focus kasi lahat kami nagpapatawa.

“Aside from that, I’m really enjoying kasi nga everyone is very, very nice. Iba iba sila ng personality. Si Jameson (Blake) very baby boy. Yun nga tawag ko sa kanya, ‘Baby boy halika nga dito!’ kasi parang baby talaga siya. He’s very young and innocent.


“Si Jake (Ejercito) naman siya yung best friend ko so he’s more of funny. Alam mo yung pag nagsasama kami puro kalokohan lang ang nangyayari. Puro biruan, ganyan. Kasi ano siya, easygoing, madaling kausap, at saka hindi ako natatakot biruin (laughs). Si Jake at si Jameson very mabait. Parang mga kapatid, ganun sila.,” she shared. 

READ: Ivana Alawi excited to work with Sam Milby on ‘A Family Affair’: ‘Crush na crush ko siya dati!’

Building chemistry with four different actors was also not a problem for the sext star of A Family Affair.

“Napakadali kasi parang ang natural nga eh. Hindi ko alam. Para kasing hindi namin pinipilit na kailangan mukhang in love. I think kaya natural kasi hindi talaga pinipilit which is very important. Especially with how welcoming and gaano sila kaalaga sa co-star nila, I think it’s not that hard for anyone. Lahat naman sila hot di ba? Lahat naman sila may kanya kanyang hotness,” she admitted. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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When asked which co-star she became closest to during their lock-in taping in the province of Masbate, Ivana said the cast were all close to each other.

“Parang lahat kami, hindi lang talaga isang tao. Kasi pag nag-te-taping kami grupo talaga kami and lagi kaming magkasama. So lahat kami kahit sa group chat talaga, lahat sila ka-close ko talaga equally. Wala akong pinaka-close na iisa lang. Lahat talaga sila kasi family talaga kami,” she said. 

Ivana also revealed which character she would most likely want to date in real life if she was given the choice. “Feeling ko si Paco (played by Gerald) kasi feeling ko mahal na mahal niya si Cherry (Ivana’s character). Mas gusto ko yung mahal na mahal ako kaysa mahal na mahal ko siya. Kasi mabilis naman ako magmahal. Kaya ko naman siya sabayan,” she added.