Goin’ Bulilit graduates Nash Aguas, Sharlene San Pedro, Alexa Ilacad, Kobi Vidanes, and Mika dela Cruz along with former Super Inggo child star Jairus Aquino will be seen on television anew via ABS-CBN's teen-oriented show LUV U.
The former child stars are now up for bigger challenges by accpting a slightly more mature roles compared to their stint in the kiddie gag show.
Although it took a little while to get a new project, Sharlene said she never lost interest in showbiz, “kasi gusto ko po talaga ang ginagawa ko.”
She also expects less kulitan on the set because, “mature po na po kami.
“Di ba dati, parang kahit ano lang pwede. Pero ngayon baka baguhin na po namin.”
For his part, Nash said that with his new role in LUV U, “hindi naman po ako masyadong nag-adjust.
“Noong nasa Goin’ Bulilit po kami, ‘yong ginagampanan po namin medyo matanda na rin po sa amin.
“Minsan tatay, minsan may narrative story rin kami na parang love story rin.
“So, hindi po ganun kalaking adjustment po para sa akin.”
Jairus, who was once known as the best friend of child superhero Super Inggo (played by Makisig Morales), also said the same thing about portraying a new role.
“Hindi naman po ako nag-adjust nang sobra kasi kasama ko naman sila.
“Kumbaga, sa tingin ko, kailangan lang maging professional din,” said Jairus.
The new members of LUV U were introduced during a press conference held last Wednesday, June 5.
The show’s director, Frasco Mortiz, gave the media a little background of the show, which started airing in February 2012.
He narrated, “‘Yong LUV U talaga, dinebelop siya ng dad ko before parang venue na lang talaga para po doon sa mga ga-graduate ng Goin’ Bulilit.
“Siyempre, after grumadweyt ng teens, ginawa namin ‘yong Let’s Go para sa college theme.
“Sabi niya, ‘Gumawa naman kaya tayo ng high school, kilig lang ‘tapos may comedy.
“‘Yon talaga ang gusto niya, as much as possible dito mapunta ‘yong graduates from Goin’ Bulilit.”
In LUV U, the characters of Miles Ocampo, Angeli Gonzalez, Kiray Celis, Rhap Salazar, Ella Cruz, and CJ Navato have graduated and gone to college, which is why they will no longer be seen in the TV series. They were part of Goin' Bulilit before they joined LUV U.
Only Igi Boy Flores will remain in ABS-CBN's youth-oriented show.
According to Direk Frasco, the story of the newbies would be lighter than the first batch.
“Ngayon mas bata ang cast so, ‘yong kwento mag-iiba rin ng konti.
“Kasi ‘yong kwento nila Miles, mas romantic at kilig.
“Ito, dahil sa mas bata, siguro mas light.
“Parang comedy pa rin pero iba kasi ‘yong tinatackle ng edad nila sa edad nila Miles.
“Iba ‘yong dynamics siguro ng grupo nila dahil freshmen sila sa high school, iba siguro ‘yong takbo ng kwento,” said Direk Frasco.
The new batch will start their fun-filled stay in LUV U starting this Sunday, June 16, after ASAP 18.