Alice Dixson on working again with ABS-CBN after 12 years: "I'm very happy to be back."

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Alice Dixson on staying with FPJ's Ang Probinsyano now that Ngayon at Kailanman is airing: "I'm not really sure kung so-solusyunan nila, basta priority ko yung NAK at kung kailangan ko pong magpaalam sa kabila, I'm not sure how they're going to write that."

Alice Dixson will be seen twice a day on prime-time television starting August 20.

The actress, who joined the cast of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano in early 2018, also plays a major role in the drama series Ngayon at Kailanman.

But then, it seems like her twice-a-day exposure on prime-time will not be happening for long.

She explained, "Sa ngayon, as everyone knows my priority has always been Ngayon at Kailanman (NAK).

"Kumbaga, guesting ko lang po yung sa FPJ, humaba lang yung role ko kasi naging maganda yung character.

"But as the days go on, I’m not really sure kung so-solusyunan nila, basta priority ko yung NAK at kung kailangan ko pong magpaalam sa kabila, I’m not sure how they’re going to write that.

"And also kasi, nalaman ko rin that lilipat na ang taping days ng NAK, Monday-Wednesday-Friday.

"E, yun din ang taping days namin ng FPJ so unless magbago sila ng days, hindi ko po kakayanin mag-both shows."


Alice said this during the grand press conference of Ngayon at Kailanman last August 13 at ABS-CBN's Dolphy Theater.


Even before she became a part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano, it was announced that Alice would be part of this project, which was formerly titled Nostalgia.

This makes Ngayon at Kailanman her comeback series with ABS-CBN after 12 years since she took a leave from show business.

Alice's last project with ABS-CBN was an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya titled "Sanggol" in 2005, which she co-starred with Heart Evangelista and Michael de Mesa.

It was her last TV show in the Philippines before she returned to showbiz in 2011.

When she returned to showbiz, Alice did several shows for TV5 until 2014.

She also did the remake of MariMar with GMA-7 in 2015.

Alice told (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during the Q&A, "This is my first comeback series, teleserye with ABS.

"This was pitched to me, the storyline was pitched to me in late 2016.


"At that time, the casting was a little bit different but the story still remained, 'tapos na-hold yung teleserye for almost a year bago kami parang nag-resume talks of moving forward in November of 2017.

"Tapos nagstart lang kami magtaping, November.

"So really, before magstart kami, it took a year and lots of things had evolved."

Alice is glad that Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia are taking on the lead roles for the project.

She continued, "I’m quite happy that Julia and Josh came onboard kasi..."

She turned to Julia and said, "I worked with your mom [Marjorie Barretto] and I just was quite amazed when I saw the trailer.

"I want to congratulate you guys because the presence and her aura on screen is quite dazzling.

"Kumbaga, your eyes never leave the TV because of her charisma, both of their charisma on television.

"Kaya moving forward, I know that this is a wonderful project kasi I’m with a wonderful cast and my directors as well and I look forward to all of the scenes to come with Iza [Calzado] and Ina [Raymundo] and I know we’re gonna have a lot of fun sa set just like I do sa FPJ, light lang kami.


"Pero the first few days, parang medyo tense pa yung cast and we have a deadline na, and we’re already airing.

"Kumbaga yung pilot is... we’re just completing the pilot and then eere na kami, so from slow slow slow, fast fast fast fast."

Iza remarked, "Welcome to Star Creatives!"

Alice then continued, "Welcome to Star Creatives. And I’m very happy to be back with ABS."

Star Creatives is the drama unit producing Ngayon at Kailanman.

In the series, Alice plays Stella Cortes, the mother of Inno (Joshua) and Oliver (Jameson Blake).

As seen in the trailer, Stella displays her mean streak towards her sons.

Did she have any apprehensions of doing a kontrabida for her ABS-CBN comeback?

"Actually, it’s more of... can I say a bida-kontrabida? Because hindi siya all the way bad.

"Basta here, merong mga redeeming factor and I’d like to see also... kinukwestiyon ko sila, 'I’m so mean naman to my sons, bakit ganun, mahal ko naman ang mga anak ko, I’m so mean naman kaagad!'


"So tignan natin ang mga mangyayari. Ako rin gusto ko malaman yung arc ng character ko."


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