- ‘Home Sweetie Home’ had been revamped and retitled to ‘Home Sweetie Home: Extra Sweet’
- Vhong Navarro is a new addition to the cast
- The actor said that he wants Joey de Leon as their guest for the said show
‘Home Sweetie Home’ has been revamped and retitled to ‘Home Sweetie Home: Extra Sweet’ with new cast members that include Vhong Navarro, Alex Gonzaga, Bayani Agbayani, Rio Locsin, Luis Manzano, Edgar Mortiz (who also directs) and ‘Pinoy Big Brother Otso’ housemates Fumiya Sankai and Yamyam Gucong.
The first episode of the revamped series aired last Saturday, May 11.
Toni Gonzaga plays the main character named Julie who embarks on a new journey with her rich half-sister Mikee Santos (Alex Gonzaga) after her house burned down.
Old cast members Miles Ocampo, Clarence Delgado, and some of the supporting characters are still part of the show. Navarro who plays the role of Ferdie was assumed to be the love interest of Gonzaga’s character Julie although it hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Navarro and Gonzaga had their first team up for Studio 23’s sitcom ‘Wazzup Wazzup.’ Because audiences loved their chemistry, it led them to pair up again in two hit movies ‘D’ Anothers’ and ‘My Only U’ and another teleserye ‘Kokey at Ako.’
Navarro revealed at a press conference that he was excited to work with Gonzaga again.
“Sobrang saya ko na makakatrabaho ko rin si Tin (Toni) kasi sobrang haba ng pinagsamahan namin. Halos araw-araw kaming magkasama sa Wazzup Wazzup, tapos gumawa pa kami ng pelikula. Kaya eto ‘yung pagdating sa comedy at tambalan, talagang ‘yan ang kasama ko talaga. So, eto na nga ulit, binigyan ulit kami ng pagkakataon ng ABS-CBN na magkasama sa sitcom,” Navarro said.
The actor also addressed the question if he felt pressured filling in the void left by John Lloyd Cruz and Piolo Pascual.
“Ang pagpasok ko naman dito eh, as a team kami, eh. Kumbaga, hindi naman dahil ako lang ‘to. Kung baga, gusto kong mag-work ‘yung Home Sweetie Home: Extra Sweet hindi dahil sa isang karakter. Gusto ko ‘yung buong pamilya namin ay magwo-work as one,” Navarro answered.
The main cast members were asked for their preferred guest for the show and Navarro replied with Joey de Leon as the star he wants to work with.
“Gusto ko siyang mag-guest sa Home Sweetie kasi hindi ko pa siya nakakatrabaho, at gusto ko siyang makatrabaho, at para rin magulat lahat ‘pag siya’y nag-guest,”he said.
“Para kakaiba,” he added.
Joey de Leon was a former radio disc jockey and announcer of radio stations owned by ABS-CBN. He then switched networks when ‘Eat Bulaga! moved to GMA Network.
“DOS were the days! Napansin nyo ba logo sa cap ko? 1968 pa ‘yan!”de Leon wrote in the caption.