Gabbi Garcia and Ruru Madrid previously admitted that they auditioned for the upcoming remake of GMA-7’s telefantasya Encantadia.
Gabbi auditioned for the role of Alena (originally played by Karylle) while Ruru tried his luck for the role of Ybarro (originally played by Dingdong Dantes).
(Read: Gabbi Garcia, Ruru Madrid reveal story behind rumored Encantadia 2016 cast viral photo)
During the March 18 pocket press con for their two-week political rom-com series Naku, Boss Ko, the GabRu tandem revealed that they were also asked to wear costumes for other roles.
Ruru said, “Lahat po ng nag-audition, pinagsuot po talaga [ng costume].
“Yung sa amin po ni Rocco [Nacino], parehas lang po kami nakablack talaga.
“Sa kanila po [Gabbi and other aspiring Sang’gres], iba-iba din yung sinuot.”
Why was their group photo the only one that leaked online?
Gabbi answered with a laugh, “Baka malakas yung trip [noong naglabas]!”
The 17-year-old teen star also disclosed that she was also asked to audition for the role of Amihan, first played by Iza Calzado in the original 2005 series.
In the rumored cast photo, it was Kylie Padilla who was wearing the costume of Amihan.
Gabbi recalled, “Nag-audition po ako for Alena and then pinatry din po sa 'kin yung Amihan pero mas Alena po [yung in-audition ko]. Last year pa lang po actually, nag-audition na po ako.”
Meanwhile, Ruru revealed that he originally had doubts about auditioning for Ybarro because of his body built.
“Noong una po, wala po talaga sa isip ko na mag-audition pero sobrang gusto ko po.
“Pero inisip ko po, halos lahat ng nagau-audition for Ybarro, sobrang magaganda yung katawan.
“So sabi ko, ‘Anong panama ko dito?’
“Pero nag-try na lang po ako. Ngayon [naman] po nagdi-gym na po pero hanggang sando sando lang po.”
To date, the official cast members of Encantadia 2016 have not yet been revealed, except for Marian Rivera who will play Ynang Reyna, a character first portrayed by Dawn Zulueta.
A group photo became viral online since it showed the rumored cast members of the remake, including Gabbi, Ruru, Glaiza de Castro, Kylie Padilla, Sanya Lopez, and Rocco Nacino.