Gerald Anderson is excited for fans to watch the upcoming series “Init sa Magdamag.”
The actor said he and his co-stars, Yam Concepcion and JM De Guzman, worked hard for the upcoming series in a locked-in taping setup.
"Nasa taping kami for five or four days straight, isang araw lang pahinga namin," he said in an interview on "We Rise Together" Charlie Dizon and Markus Paterson.
Gerald said it helps that he's working with fun, professional, and down-to-earth actors like Yam and JM, and the rest of the cast.
Asked about how working with Gerald went, Yam and JM only had good words to say for their co-star.
"Very professional and sobrang gentleman," said Yam, who was impressed at how Gerald was focused during their locked-in tapings.
"It's an honor to share the screen with Gerald," added JM, who said it was his first time to work with the actor.
Aside from Yam and JM, Gerald said what made working for “Init sa Magdamag” enjoyable is the fact that he relates so much to the character he is playing.
Gerald plays the role of "Tupe," a compassionate community doctor who serves people living in the mountains.
"Naka-relate ako sa kanya kasi I've been very blessed ba for the last 14 years of my life bilang artista, nalagay ako sa platform para makapagbigay ng inspirasyon o tulong sa iba," he said.
"The way kung papano siya magmahal, ibang klase... Nagkaroon siya ng heartbreak with his great love. Ginamit niya 'yung pain na 'yun, 'yung sakit para ikabuti ang sarili niya," he added.
In a segment of the interview called "To Be Honest," Gerald was asked: "Gaano kainit ang apoy ng pag-ibig ngayon para sa'yo?"
"Hottest ever!" the "Init sa Magdamag" star, who is currently in a relationship with Julia Barretto, said without mincing words.
"Init sa Magdamag" is an upcoming series that revolves around the love triangle of Tupe (Gerald), Rita (Yam), and Peter (JM).
Its trailer, which gave a glimpse of steamy hot scenes between Gerald and Yam has already garnered millions of views online.
The series also stars Joey Marquez, Lovely Rivero, Mickey Ferriols, Albie Casino, Alexa Ilacad, Nikko Natividad, Gab Lagman, Kate Alejandro, Aleck Bovick, and Jeric Raval.
The Raymund B. Ocampo-directed series will premiere on streaming platforms WeTV iflix, IwantTV, TFC on Saturday, April 17.
It will begin airing on free TV channels like Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online, Jeepney TV, A2Z Channel 11, and TV5 on Monday, April 19.
Watch the full interview here:
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