Gerald Anderson sang praises for Ivana Alawi after working with her for the first time in the upcoming series "A Family Affair”.
In a bloggers conference held yesterday, May 31, the Kapamilya leading man lauded how professional the actress was on set, noting that they didn't have a hard time shooting their scenes together, including the steamy ones as seen in the trailer.
"Ivana is very professional. Itong particular love scene na ito, mahirap para sa kanya," he said. "It was very hard kasi medyo exposed siya in a way na mahirap siya talaga [gawin] bilang isang babae."
Gerald believes the least he could do is to make his leading lady feel that she's safe doing the sexy scenes with him.
“Trabaho namin nina Direk na alalayan siya, make sure na feel niya na safe siya. As her partner doon sa eksena, inaalalayan ko [siya] para hindi [siya] ma-overexposed," he said, referring to their bed scene in the trailer.
"Ang pinaka-importante is to make her feel safe — na kahit ano’ng mangyari, safe ka dito and ito 'yung safe area mo," he maintained. "Gusto mo lang gawing safe 'yung environment para sa kanya."
Despite how difficult these scenes were, Ivana had no complaints doing them, according to Gerald. “Very passionate at napaka-professional [ni Ivana], alam ko deep inside talaga gustong-gusto ni Ivana 'yung ginagawa niya kahit na mahirap, but kita mo na gusto niya,” he said.
For his part, Gerald said the struggle lies with how he makes sure he offers something new to the sexy scenes he appears in.
"Bilang isang aktor, naka-ilang love scenes na rin ako. It’s always a challenge kung paano ibahin ito. Kailangan iba sa kung paano ko nagawa dati."
“Iyon din 'yung challenge 'pag medyo sunod-sunod din ang trabaho. And syempre, 'yung audience natin, gusto mo bigyan sila ng ibang klaseng [scene]. Malaking challenge 'yan," he said.
Helmed by Jerome Pobocan and Raymund Ocampo, "A Family Affair" marks Ivana's first lead role in a teleserye. It also stars Sam Milby, Jake Ejercito, and Jameson Blake.
It will soon air on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z Channel 11, iWantTFC, and TV5. The official premiere date has yet to be announced.
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