We can rely on Maika Rivera not only for sultry visuals and acting and athletic qualities but also some ‘tea’ about her FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano co-stars. Watch her play ‘who’s who’ in this episode of Kapamilya Chat.
We begin the Bukingan Challenge with the most “matakaw” in the bunch, who is none other than Nonong Ballinan. And in case the comedian denies, Maika has photos to prove. She also said Nonong can easily make their co-stars laugh, especially Whitney Tyson, thus the occasional bloopers, “Pero professional pa rin. As much as possible, hindi talaga tatawa.”
That makes Nonong the joker of the group. Tirso Cruz III could be his runner-up.
She said she’s the sleepyhead, baptized by her co-stars as “bampira” because she’s up in the evening and sleeping all day, that is, “’pag walang taping.” She also heaped a good amount of takes on her first day as she was still trying to build Cassandra’s character. She’s thankful that her co-actors and directors were patient.
Maika thought of Lorna Tolentino as the cast member who can easily turn the waterworks on. “Namumula pa ‘yung mata niya tapos nanginginig pa siya,” she described her during crying scenes.
The ‘kilabot’ is real when she’s acting side by side John Arcilla, whom they call “Heneral.” “He’s very different ‘pag nasa harap ng camera, sobrang kontrabida. But he is so sweet and loving and gentle.”
The most chill cast members are Ara Mina and their master yogi Rowell Santiago. “Minsan 5am, nandon siya sa pool area, nagyo-yoga tapos naka-head stunt pa siya,” she said of the actor-director playing dual roles as the President and an imposter.
The source of ‘kwento’ is their stylist they fondly call Mama Sam. Maika expressed appreciation to the people behind the scenes for being so welcoming and helpful. Asked who she’ll miss the most, she answered, “Lahat. Ngayon pa lang na naiisip ko, naiiyak na ako.”
Join Maika in this ‘bukingan’ about the beloved Team Promdi!