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Andi Abaya opened up about her lock-in experience on the set of "Huwag Kang Mangamba"

Star Cinema Admin
Star Cinema Admin

9/24/2021 in News
This Week on 'We Rise Together': Joross Gamboa, Roxanne Guinoo, KoDrea + more!

Up and coming singers, a rising love team, and the cast of a well-loved iWantTFC series joined this week's "We Rise Together"!

“Tawag ng Tanghalan’s” fifth season champion Reiven Umali graced the September 21 episode to share more about his inspiring journey from joining various contests in the past, to finally bringing home his first major win.

In the show, Reiven recalled how he wasn’t supposed to audition for the season since he had already planned to focus on kumu.

“Ayoko po muna sanang sumali sa mga contest, gusto ko po muna mag-focus sa kumu po, sa streaming. And masaya naman po ako kasi nakakakilala ako ng mga bagong kaibigan and parang [okay naman ako] na doon muna ako.”

But thanks to his talent coordinator who pushed him to join, he achieved more than just his goal to put his “Tawag” experience on his kumu bio.

“Tapos nagsend lang po 'yung coordinator namin for audition then sinabi ko naman po sa kanya na hindi pa po ako ready, pero ni-try ko lang po at masaya na po ako kahit daily winner lang. Tapos masaya na po ako na malalagay ko lang doon sa bio ko sa kumu na [nakasali ako].”

“'Yun lang po talaga ang ine-aim ko sa bio lang po kasi dati wala po talaga akong nakukuhang mga achievement,” he shared.

“Tawag” runner-ups Adrian Manibale and Anthony Castillo also joined the episode to share their own experiences in the competition.

Watch the full episode here:

The September 22 episode got more fun as "Pinoy Big Brother: Connect" alums Andi Abaya and Kobie Brown gamely played and answered questions about their new projects.

Andi, who is among the newly added cast members in "Huwag Kang Mangamba," expressed how happy and grateful she is to be part of the inspirational series.

"When I got the role, sobrang nagulat ako. Sobrang saya ko po kasi sila Andrea Brillantes, Francine (Diaz), napapanood ko lang sila dati sa 'Kadenang Ginto' and ngayon, makakasama ko na sila sa isang teleserye," she said. 

"Sobrang thankful ako dahil pinagkatiwalaan ako ng management, ng 'Huwag Kang Mangamba' to be part of this show. And knowing na first teleserye ko po 'to and bago siyang genre for me, it was a new experience for me nung nagte-taping kami and I really learned a lot from my co-artists kaya sobrang, sobrang, sobrang saya ko po and thankful na I get to experience this kind of opportunity," she added.

Meanwhile, Kobie took on the tongue twister challenge as DJ Jhai Ho tested his Tagalog speaking skills, which he easily conquered!

Watch the full episode here:

"Hoy Love You Two" officially premiered last September 11, and the cast members Joross Gamboa, Roxanne Guinoo, Pepe Herrera, and Ritz Azul couldn't be more grateful for the support they've been getting for the second season.

In the September 24 episode, Pepe and Ritz shared what it was like working with the two, with the comedian admitting he's been a JoRox fan since their "Star Circle Quest" days.

"Fan ako ng JoRox dati. Fan ako ng first batch ng 'Star Circle Quest.' Nagbibinata pa lang din ako noon dati eh, pumupunta pa ako sa SM Fairview naka-pambahay pa ako, nanonood ako ng mall show nila. Dati pa lang tawang-tawa na ako kay Joross," Pepe shared.

Meanwhile, Ritz said the JoRox magic is indeed real, even during the times they're not filming for the series.

"Hindi ako nanonood ng TV noon so wala akong kaalam-alam sa showbiz [noon]. Pero noong nakita at nakasama ko ang JoRox, kahit off cam, 'yung hindi man lang sila nagtitinginan or basta magkadikit lang sila, kinikilig ako. May something eh na kinikilig ako. May chemistry talaga silang dalawa," Ritz said.

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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