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This Week on 'We Rise Together': Pokwang, Alexa Ilacad, Gab Lagman + Janine Gutierrez!

Janine said she feels "humbled" over her first "MMK" experience

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5/8/2021 in News
This Week on 'We Rise Together': Pokwang, Alexa Ilacad, Gab Lagman + Janine Gutierrez!

Award-winning actresses plus a new teleserye love team joined this week's episodes of "We Rise Together"!

Two of the stars from the trending “Init Sa Magdamag” series Alexa Ilacad and Gab Lagman joined the May 3 episode to share more about their characters Hanna and Kiko.

Unlike the lead stars Gerald Anderson, Yam Concepcion, and JM De Guzman who have sexy and mature characters, Alexa and Gab’s characters are more on the ~cute~ side. They can somehow relate to their characters too, when it comes to the love aspect.

“Si Kiko pati si Hanna, grabe 'yan magmahal. Pagdating sa pagmamahal, binibigay nila lahat sa minamahal nila para mapasaya lang. Nakaka-relate ako doon kasi ganoon akong tao 'pag may minamahal,” Gab said.

Meanwhile, Alexa compared their story to a K-drama and explained how her character’s vulnerability is somehow similar to her in real-life.

“Kasi 'yung story namin, very K-drama, very 'It's Okay To Not Be Okay,' parang naghahabulan pero deep down inside, mahal nila ang isa't isa. Nakaka-relate ako doon kasi si Hanna, hindi siya takot maging vulnerable sa harap ng taong mahal niya. Hindi siya takot na ipaalam how much that person means to her,” she said.

Watch the full episode here:

In celebration of the upcoming Mother’s Day, award-winning actress and “Mommy Issues” star Pokwang graced the May 5 episode for a Mother’s Day special.

In the show, Pokwang talked about her experience filming the movie, as well as how she empathizes with her character Ella, a single mother in the movie.

Pokwang said that while she hasn't experienced it, she sees herself in the shoes of Ella when it comes to dealing with her daughters who have two opposite personalities.

“Si Mae Mae (Pokwang’s eldest daughter) kasi, 'yung batang 'yun masyadong tahimik. 'Yung character ko kasi dito saka ni Sue Ramirez, kontrapelo kaming dalawa. Away nang away, sagutan kaming dalawa, kontrabida kami sa isa't isa. Si Mae Mae, 'yung anak ko sa totoong buhay, napakamasunurin naman,” she shared.

“Ngayon, itong Malia, wala pang apat na taon, 'yung energy niya hindi ko na masabayan. Ang issue ko sa kanya, kailangan mong maipaliwanag sa kanya nang tama [ang mga bagay-bagay] sa edad niyang 'yun,” she added.

Watch the full episode here:

New Kapamilya Janine Gutierrez joined the fun for the May 7 episode as she promoted her "Maalaala Mo Kaya" debut this May 8. She will star alongside JM De Guzman in an episode titled "Love in Lockdown."

While Janine admitted she felt nervous over her first "MMK" experience, she feels humbled and excited to work with everyone on the set.

"Sobrang kinakabahan talaga 'ko. Iba pa rin 'yung may character ka, may role ka, iba sa 'ASAP'. Pero 'MMK' is 'MMK'. Parang nakaka-humble and exciting and pagdating ko doon sobrang bait ng mga tao. And then noong naka-eksena ko na si JM, 'Ay okay, keri.'" she said.

The 2020 FAMAS Best Actress also hinted about her upcoming teleserye "Marry Me, Marry You" with Paulo Avelino and Jake Ejercito.

"Maco-compare ko siya sa mga paborito nating K-drama, 'yung masaya panoorin, 'yung nakakakilig, pero ma-a-attach ka talaga doon sa characters so 'pag may nangyari sa kanilang malungkot, naiiyak ka rin sa kanila. Medyo ganoon 'yung kwento," she teased.

Watch the full episode here:

Catch your favorite Rise artists and their celebrity guests on "We Rise Together" every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 12 noon on Rise Artists Studio and Star Cinema's Facebook pages.

You can also watch full episodes on Rise Artists Studio's Youtube channel!

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