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‘Pang KDrama?’ Gab Lagman, Alexa Ilacad react to their pairing in ‘Init sa Magdamag’

Lagman worked with the Darna actress Jane de Leon, while Ilacad was in a love team with actor Nash Aguas. 

Actor Gab Lagman and Alexa Ilacad shared their opinions on their love team in the highly anticipated teleserye, Init sa Magdamag.

In the blog con event for the series, Lagman said that Ilacad taught and guided him on the set. He also added that they instantly clicked when the taping started.

“I love how she, me being new in the industry, she always help me, and teaches me how to be good in the scenes. Wala parang bigla na lang kami nag-click. nung sa service pa lang. Kasi malapit lang kami. And yun bigla na lang naano yung chemistry namin,” said Lagman.

As for Ilacad, she said that they owed their chemistry to the directors and the staff. In return, the two did their part in helping each other out for their roles, which resulted in a seamless partnership onscreen.

“Dun naman sa pag-build ng chemistry namin, I think we both owe it to Direk Ian and to Direk Raymund and to the whole staff. Kasi, talagang trinatrabaho nila na gumanda yung mga scenes namin. Na yung chemistry namin together, mas ma-build pa. And, kami naman, we do our part, nagtutulungan kami, and during our rest days, we try to bond more. And get to know more about each other para pag napanood nyo sya sa screen. Very seamless,” Ilacad shared.

Ilacad and Lagman also thanked the directors for helping them in their roles, especially in patiently reminding them of how to portray the characters on set. 

“For me, every time we go to the location kasi, parang, we’re like a family. And the way Direk Ian and Direk Raymund help us parang pagdating mo doon ikaw na si Kiko. Kaya yun yung mindset mo eh,” said Lagman.

“Minsan pagbalik naman sa set, nare-remind din ako nila Direk na ‘uy Hannah ka dito, in character.’

“Pero ayun thankful talaga ako kila Direk na masipag sila mag-remind, very patient sila,” Ilacad revealed.

Then, for Ilacad, their romance in Init sa Magdamag is reminiscent of K-Dramas. 

“So kwento namin as lovers, as Hannah and Kiko, their story really amuses me. It’s very K Drama-ish for me,” said Ilacad.

As for Lagman, he recounted his and Ilacad’s first meeting. He noted that Ilacad approached him and showed him kindness on the set.

“My first impression actually nagulat ako kasi, sabay kami sa service, and nauna syang sinundo. Sya yung unang nag-approach sa akin. Which I really appreciated. Kasi pag hindi ko kakilala yung isang tao, nahihiya ako. And yung sa kanya, parang sobrang nabaitan ako sa kanya. And, sobrang bait ni Alex,” said Lagman.

Ilacad then told reporters that aside from Lagman’s looks, the budding young actor’s mind and attentiveness are both appealing to her.

“Para, sa akin, what makes Gab sexy, is his mind. He’s a gentle man. Of course, obviously, he is sexy malamang. Pero, for me, I like how his mind works. Ang ganda nyang kakwentuhan kasi he’s very open. He’s attentive, he listens, and may sense kausap. You see, he cares when he speaks and listens,” said Ilacad.

As for Lagman, he found Ilacad sweet and endearing, especially to the animals on the set.

“She’s so sweet and endearing to everyone. Yung pinakanatatawa ako sa kanya, even mga animals and cats paghahandaan nya pa ng pagkain,” said Lagman.

He also added that he is blessed and appreciated his tandem with Ilacad.

“I’m just really blessed, and I appreciate it na na-partner sa si Alexa sa akin. Sobrang galing nyang umarte. Hopefully, and I know na magwo-work yung chemistry namin,” said Lagman.

Lagman worked with the Darna star Jane de Leon, while Ilacad was in a former tandem with actor Nash Aguas.



Ilacad and Lagman join the Hottest Kapamilya stars Gerald Anderson, Yam Concepcion, and JM de Guzman on the highly anticipated ABS-CBN Star Creatives series, Init Sa Magdamag. Alongside them is a star-studded cast with Tetchie Agbayani, Alexa Ilacad, Mica Javier, Gab Lagman, Mike Oblea, Aleck Bovick, Albie Casiño, and Kate Alejandrino. Directed by Director Raymund Ocampo and Director Ian Lorendos, the teleserye airs on April 17 on the iWantTFC app and website and WeTV iFlix. It premiers on free TV this April 19 on TV5 and A2Z channel on free TV and via digital TV boxes like ABS-CBN TVplus.

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