YouTube Sensation and Pantasya ng Bayan Ivana Alawi will work with Unkabogable Star, Vice Ganda on the much-awaited Praybeyt Benjamin III.
At a virtual media conference, ABS-CBN Films Managing Director Olivia Lamasan revealed the exciting news of the new team-up, “This is the first time that Vice Ganda will team up with Ivana Alawi. Sobra kaming excited, ang cute din ng kuwento.”
“First time niyang makakatrabaho si Vice Ganda, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed na mag-match ang kanilang mga schedule.”
Since Ivana has recently turned down a teleserye due to the ongoing pandemic, Direk Olivia is making sure that both actors will be able to have a well-planned lock-in taping, “Hinihintay lang namin ‘yung availability. Alam niyo naman ang hirap ng pamamaraan ngayon. Lock-in ka.
“Kung dati, nahihirapan na kami mag-share ng schedule with television, lalo pa ngayon, because lock-in ang taping, lock-in din ang shoots. One thing that she is very sure of, is that this team-up will be very possible. Matutuloy ‘yan!”
Ivana was supposed to star in an upcoming television series, Ang Lihim ni Ligaya,‘ but she gave up the role because of her fears of the pandemic. “Actually, guys, sa ngayon, hindi talaga ako lumalabas. Takot na takot ako lumabas kasi takot ako sa COVID. Hindi ko iri-risk na magtrabaho ako, mag-taping ako, mag-shooting, ‘tapos may mangyari kay Mona. Iyon talaga, at saka si Mama,” she said.
The series was retitled to La Vida Lena and will star Erich Gonzales instead.