“I’m very, very excited,” says Alex Gonzaga about her upcoming concert AG from the East to be held on April 25 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Inday Bote lead actress gave updates about the progress on her concert preparations when she was launched as the new endorser of Black View smartphone. The event took place yesterday, March 26, at Midas Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.
She revealed that they already have set arrangements, costumes and production numbers, “Grabe talaga ngayon pa lang pinagaaralan ko na yung mga songs kasi may mag-areglo na kami."
She enumerated, “Meron na akong [vocal coach] si Teacher Annie.
“Yung mga costumes naayos na namin and nakakapagusap na kami nung per prod kung ano yung mga gagawin.
“Nakapag shoot na kami ng VTR para sa concert.”
Alex has been dubbed as the Ariana Grande of the Philippines. What was her reaction when she found out that Ariana Grande is slated to hold her Manila concert this August 23?
“Alam ko na, na August siya pupunta so aware na ako,” Alex revealed.
“Yung official na in-announce na siya pag gising ko talaga lahat nagpa-flood sa akin sa Twitter sa IG [Instagram], ‘Ariana is coming!’ Mga ganyan.
“Pati best friend ko nag-e-email sa akin, pati yung mga katrabaho ko, lahat nag-WhatsApp, nag-Viber sa akin na, ‘Uuwi na si Ariana kailangan nandito ka.’
“So sabi ko, ‘I’ll see you in August, Ariana.’”
Alex admitted that she posted that to stop people from flooding her social media accounts.
She continued, “Tapos akala ng lahat ng tao akala na nila may ticket ako pupunta doon, wala pa ako ticket.
“Sinabi ko lang I’ll see you to make them stop tagging me.
“Kasi nga everyday tag, tag, tag, nase-stress ako, may concert din ako.
“Pero after nung post ko sabi ko, ‘Pero mag AG from the East muna ako sa April 25.’”
MESSAGE TO BASHERS. Like any other celebrity, Alex has been receiving hate messages on her Instagram and Twitter accounts. Through the years, Alex just learned the art of ignoring them. How does she handle bashers?
She quipped, “I handle them with care because I am fragile.”
Alex then stressed, “I just don’t want them to be on my concert. However, I want the bashers to be a scalper, but don’t go na lang to my concert if you’re gonna bash.
“Just be a scalper na lang.”
KISSING SCENE. Is Alex Gonzaga ready to do a kissing scene? She revealed that for ABS-CBN's remake of Inday Bote, her mother allowed her to do one kissing scene. Since she has two leading men: would it be Kean Cipriano or Matteo Guidicelli?
“I think bago pa 'yan nag-start I think magkakaroon pero isa lang.”
“Hindi naman pwedeng dalawa,” she jokes.
She said that Mommy Pinty agreed to allow her to shoot one kissing scene, “Pero I think pumayag mommy ko isang beses ewan ko, sabi niya.
“Puwede naman siguro pero ayaw lang ng mommy ko nung puro kissing scene na lang.
“Kasi ang Inday Bote naman is not merely para magpakilig, e. It’s to inspire and para mas lalong matuwa yung mga bata. Pambata talaga siya hindi ka naman puwedeng makipag chukchakan.”
Is she open to doing a kissing scene with Kean Cipriano with whom she had a romantic history?
She frankly answered, “Parang feeling ko hindi papayag mommy ko.”