Shaina Magdayao is glad that viewers supported her latest show, Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Alyna. This drama series aired its pilot episode last Monday (September 20) on ABS-CBN.
Alyna, the newest program on ABS-CBN’s Hapontastic block, garnered a rating of 15.1 percent based on data from Kantar Media. This allowed the show to grab the third spot among daytime TV programs nationwide that day.
"Iba ang level of excitement ko for this project. This project means a lot to me kaya masaya ako na tinangkilik na ito," said Shaina.
During the press con for the show, Shaina said that she considers Alyna to be her most daring project to date.
"Kami po yun ni Sid," confirmed Shaina when asked about their love scene that was shown only through their silhouettes. "I can say na ito na ’yung pinaka-daring ko. ’Yung sa [Star Cinema movie] Sa ’Yo Lamang, two shots lang’yung love scene namin ni Coco Martin. Dito sa Alyna, ’yung love scene namin ni Sid nakailang set up, ilang shots pa."
She later added with a laugh: "Meron din akong love scene kay Jason [Abalos] para fair!"
According to the 20-year-old actress, her boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz has no problem with her starring in a sensual project like Alyna. "Gaya ng mga trabaho namin napapag-usapan namin the whole project, regardless kung sexy ba ’yung role o may love scene na gagawin. Nasa iisang industriya naman kami and wala namang pong naging problema. Actually kung gaano ako ka-excited sa Alyna ganun din siya ka-excited for me kasi alam niya kung gaano ko kamahal itong proyekto so he’s really happy for me."
This week, Alyna will find Dominic in Racho Del Carmen, but surprisingly, not the Dominic she married. Heavy with her child, she will discover the real identity of the man she married (Sid Lucero), and this person claiming to be the real Dominic Del Carmen (Jason Abalos).
After a heated encounter with Dominic, Alyna will give birth at Rancho Del Carmen, extending her stay unintentionally. Will she fall in love with this Dominic? And will Dominic be able to fight the attraction he feels for Alyna, a woman already married to another man?
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Alyna airs from Monday to Friday, after Rosalka on ABS-CBN’s Hapontastic.