What happened to the NLex love team?
NLex, the moniker of Nash Aguas and Alexa Ilacad, got its biggest break in 2014, the year they starred in Bagito and two episodes of Wansapanataym.
In the next three years, however, the two teen stars have become less visible on television, prompting the NLex fans to ask, “Nasaan na sila?”
At the recent event of SM Beauty’s Glam Sessions in Makati City, Alexa assured NLex fans that their love team is not breaking up.
“No naman. Parang break lang kami to fulfill other tasks.
“Si Nash, college rin siya so busy rin siya sa school.
“Ako rin kasi, wala namang homeschool for senior high, so naging busy rin kami.
“And walang nabibigay na project pag enrolled, kaya hindi rin kami masyadong visible sa TV.
“But we do guestings, sometimes nagmo-mall show rin kami together.”
She underlined, “Hindi naman mag-i-stop, break lang.”
For now, both of them are working on their solo albums.
The Star Magic talent resumed, “Ngayon kasi, meron kami dalawa na album na separate so medyo nagpo-focus kami dun, lalo na siya kasi I think, maglo-launch pa lang.
“E, ako continuous mall shows ko.
“Pero babalik kami sa taping, pang-teleserye ulit.”
When asked about the title of their next series, Alexa replied, “A, yung teleserye na yun is Kung Kailangan Mo Ako under Dreamscape…”
According to her, it will be topbilled by Janella Salvador, Elmo Magalona, Elisse Joson, McCoy De Leon, and Joshua Garcia.
It will also star Mylene Dizon, Eula Valdes, and John Estrada.
REAL SCORE. How’s the relationship of Alexa and Nash? Has it leveled up?
“Actually, we’re taking it really, really slow,” then she laughed.
“Yung focus ko talaga, nasa singing ko, sa acting ko, I spend all of my time for that.
“Wala talaga akong panahon pa kahit gusto ko, hindi talaga.
“Kuya ko, pagod na, asikaso pa ako ng boyfriend.
“Siguro next time na lang, okay lang naman I understand.
“Kahit naman siya, e, focus niya is family niya…his study.”
So their relationship status is “super taking it slow.”
Alexa added, “Walang reason para nagmadali. I’m just 17, siya, 18.”
DREAM ROLE. Now that she’s about to say goodbye to teen stage, where does she want to take her career?
“Well, I wanna be an award-winning actress and award-winning singer, gusto ko mga ganung level sana. Gusto ko rin sana mala-Ms. Gina Pareño. Yung ganun katagal.
“Kasi yung acting at singing, love ko talaga. Gusto ko siya habang buhay kung puwede.”
Her dream role?
“Siguro I would love to remake Marimar, sa ABS siyempre.”
The first Pinoy adaptation of the popular telenovela of Thalia was shown on GMA-7, with Alexa's idol Marian Rivera bagging the role.
Alexa, continued, “Any challenging role na may dual personality, something bida-kontrabida, something like that.”
Lastly, she left this message for NLex fans:
"They're so very consistent. Kapag mag-a-ask na sa pag-tweet, sa pagsu-support na lang kahit pag sa project.
"I'm so thankful but I just wanna tell them na let's all be patient...we will give chance to others muna.
"And yun, hindi naman wala kaming project ngayon, we have our own albums, bale na lang one day, magkaroon kami ng mall shows together, so yun.
"But for teleserye, it's actually coming so I hope they wait for it."