According to Barbie Forteza, it is not easy for her to have four boys as leading men for a teleserye.
In her GMA-7 primetime TV series Meant To Be, Barbie is torn between the characters of Ken Chan, Jak Roberto, Ivan Dorschner, and Addy Raj.
In tonight's episode, February 22, Barbie and the boys show that they are all set for the summer season when they hit the beach.
This marks the first time that Barbie will wear a two-piece bikini for a TV show.
The boys also show that they are ready to display their hot bod and ala-pandesal abs!
In a recent exclusive video interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Barbie revealed that it is a challenge for her to have four leading men.
She admitted, "Actually ang hirap, ang hirap talaga.
"Kasi acting wise, hindi dapat pare-parehas yung atake ko sa bawat isa sa kanila.
"Naging malaking tulong din naman sa akin yung naging characters nila. So iba-iba rin yung magiging reaksyon ko sa eksena ko sa kanila."
In Meant To Be, Barbie is cast as Billie, a girl who works for a barkada of four boys with distinct personalities and nationalities: the Filipino-Chinese Yuan (Ken), the Indian Jai (Addy), the British Ethan (Ivan), and the Pinoy Andoy (Jak).
According to Barbie, it helped that she and the boys have a strong bond off-cam.
"Sobrang saya kasi lahat naman kami, bonded na.
"Medyo wala nang adjustment na kailangan. At saka kahit naman off-cam, okay kaming lima.
"Kasi mahirap yung pinipilit lang maging close. Dito, sobrang gaan ng loob ko sa kanilang apat."
Barbie Forteza (middle) with her Meant To Be leading men (L-R) Addy Raj, Ken Chan,
Jak Roberto, and Ivan Dorschner during their PEP video shoot.
KISSING SCENE. Since this Kapuso show is a romantic-comedy, viewers are expecting Barbie to have a kissing scene with one, if not all the four boys.
When this topic was brought up, Barbie joked, "I need an interpreter. Charing!"
She pointed out that it is not the first time that she will do a kissing scene.
When asked if she will be doing it with the four boys, she exclaimed, "Nakakatawa yung silang apat! Ano, chewing gum?!"
The 19-year-old actress quipped, "Isa lang dapat at saka dapat yun yung highlight ng show.
"Di ba parang, kasi siyempre, in all fairness naman sa akin, Dalagang Pilipina ako! Hello 'no, hindi ako makikipag kissing scene sa week five!
"Dapat sa ending, yung finale na, yung may fireworks. At saka dapat may intrusion ng toothpaste!"
Why would she do it with only one leading man if she can have a kissing scene with four?
The Kapuso Tween Queen said, "Para sa akin kasi, very special yun, kumbaga, gusto ko maging special yung kissing scene kung magkakaroon man."
She believes that she is already at the right age to do kissing scenes with a partner.
"Hindi ko naman sinasabing wala pero kasi, I mean, medyo 19 na naman ako.
"So wala na akong karapatang umarteng bawal ako makipag kissing scene.
"With the right scene at saka gusto ko maging highlight yun ng show, pwede naman. At saka isa lang, ha! OA!"
To know more about Barbie and her four leading men in Meant To Be, check out their PEP video interviews on http://www.pep.ph/multimedia