When talking about her role in the iWantTFC series Beach Bros, Kira Balinger said there is a lot to be proud about with her latest role.
“Si Erica naman kahit na makita niyong nananabunot siya, yun talaga yung highlight ng character ko sa totoo lang (laughs). Kahit na ganun ang nakita niyo sa trailer, she did that out of passion, out of love. She also fights for her friends and she’s very protective of them. And she’s also very dedicated sa mga community service ng daddy niya since councilor siya. So she’s very, very hardworking and caring sa mga kaibigan niya,” she shared.
During their lock-in shooting in Baler, Kira admitted she loved working with the beach nearby.
“Bilang water baby, dahil nasa beach sobrang hindi ko na-feel na work. Yung waking up lang in the morning, that’s the only part lang where I felt it was work but everything else super happy and everybody was just so easy to work with. And in a span of like one week lang, sobrang naging close kami which is yun talaga yung hindi ko in-expect.
“Nung time na yun I had to leave early because of prior commitments pero natapos na naman na yung mga scenes ko and nun pa lang I could tell how close we are. So I’m really happy to have found friends in all of the cast,” she recalled.
When asked to share her working experience with co-stars Chie Filomeno and Angelica Lao, Kira revealed how she ended up getting close to them.
“Sa mga co-actors ko, I actually went there with a blank canvas. I didn’t want to have any expectations or anything. Pero si Chie I’ve heard so much about her. So when I got there sa taping I was medyo kabado ako nun ng very, very slight tapos nalaman ko na mag-roommate kami and I got to know here a little bit more and ang bait niya pala. Mabait talaga si Chie and nagtatawanan kami which I didn’t expect.
“Si Angelica I have never met before until Beach Bros so kita mo talaga na baby girl. Tapos sa mga boys, wala talaga akong mga expectations. I was waiting for them to talk para marinig ko sila and I could kind of get something from their personality. Pero ang bait nilang lahat and kalog. Walang epal sa amin. So they’re all super duper nice and friendly,” she said.
In preparation for the role, Kira revealed she actually did not have any major workout or diet prior to their shoot.
“Masarap kumain but at the same time I only work out when I feel like it. Because I really appreciate and love my body for what it is now and I actually want to be thick. Gusto ko. Pero may abs pa din, yun lang yung challenge. Pero wala naman akong masyadong ginawa,” she added.
Beach Bros stars Kyle Echarri, Chie Filomeno, Kira Balinger, Angelica Lao, Brent Manalo, Raven Rigor, Sean Tristan, and Lance Carr. Directed by Victor Villanueva for streaming on iWantTFC.