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Ivana Alawi "natatakot, kinakabahan" to work with Gerald Anderson, Sam Milby

by James Patrick Anarcon
Apr 12, 2022
Gerald Anderson, Ivana Alawi, and Sam Milby
Gerald Anderson, Ivana Alawi, and Sam Milby are the lead stars of ABS-CBN's upcoming teleserye, A Family Affair.
PHOTO/S: A Family Affair (ABS-CBN)

Ivana Alawi is all set for her first lead role in a teleserye, the upcoming A Family Affair.

On Friday, April 8, 2022, ABS-CBN released a special video featuring Ivana and her four actors: Gerald Anderson, Sam Milby, Jake Ejercito, and Jameson Blake.

The feature introduced their characters. Ivana is set to play the role of CherryRed, while Sam, Gerald, Jake, and Jameson play the Estrella brothers.

The involvement of Ivana’s character with the Estrella brothers has yet to be divulged. But the four actors are already being introduced as her leading men.

In the feature, Ivana admitted to feeling nervous about working with Sam and Gerald, who started ahead of her in showbiz.

She explained, “I was very excited especially [with] the whole cast. [Pero] pagpasok ko, natatakot ako, kinakabahan ako kasi Gerald and Sam, mga pinapanood ko lang iyan noong bata ako! Hahaha!

“’Tapos, siyempre, excited to work with Jake and Jameson.”

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But Ivana was glad to have received support from her co-stars.

“While I was working with them, it was really fun kasi they were all so supportive, walang ilangan kasi they were very welcoming and they are very friendly.”

Gerald, for his part, was excited about Ivana’s first lead role.

He said about the show, “Iyong dynamics naming pamilya kasama si Cherry, sikretong mari-reveal, sinong kakampihan mo, kanino kayo makakarelate.

“More than anything, excited ako for Ivana. It’s a beautiful project.”

SHOOTING IN MASBATE

The lock-in taping was held in Masbate.

Ivana said, “Sobrang nag-enjoy ako noong first cycle kasi first time kong makapunta ng Masbate. And yung mga experiences doon, yung horse riding, yung view, ang sarap sa feeling.

“Sobrang enjoy especially the company, yung production, the whole team, all the artists. Sobrang sayang kasama kasi parang bonding talaga, para lang kaming magbabarkada.”

According to Gerald, it was also the first time a teleserye was allowed to tape in Masbate during the pandemic.

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A Family Affair is produced by Star Creatives Television, the TV unit of Star Cinema.

Its airing date has yet to be announced.

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Gerald Anderson, Ivana Alawi, and Sam Milby are the lead stars of ABS-CBN's upcoming teleserye, A Family Affair.
PHOTO/S: A Family Affair (ABS-CBN)
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