Backdropped by colors that evoke royalty, ambient lights, and flashy furniture, the Fiero mansion reflects the power and dirty secrets that envelop the family residing there. Each corner screams grandeur, arrogance, and ambition.
Do you wish to tour around the jaw-dropping Dirty Linen set? In the first episode of Dirty Linen All Access, Francine Diaz, Seth Fedelin, Xyriel Manabat, Raven Rigor, CJ Navato, Angelica Lao, and Sean Tristan took us inside the Fieros’ palatial abode.
The young stars greeted us outside the mansion, which, in reality, is the clubhouse of a popular golf and country club in Batangas City.
First stop: the dining area where subdued arguments take place. FranSeth’s group had fun re-enacting the iconic scenes that transpired in every corner of the mansion. Sean even memorized the family’s meal seating arrangement. Meanwhile, showing us Carlos (John Arcilla)’s chair, Xyriel quipped, “Dito sila nag-ga-godammit!”
The living room breathes an atmosphere of flamboyance – and mystery. It is decorated with lavish components such as arches, fancy lamps, exquisite art pieces, and antiques. Francine and Xyriel brandished certain pieces that are familiar to the viewers like the Fiero family portrait.
The meeting room has recognizable spots as well. It was where Alexa/Mila (Janine Gutierrez) was interviewed by Doña Cielo (Tessie Tomas) when she applied as a housemaid. We also spotted the altar where Doña Cielo took her family to pray after they buried the four helpers’ dead bodies. Xyriel and Seth tried to re-enact the scene where Doña Cielo watched Ador (Epy Quizon)’s scandal on her working table. Another dominant element in the meeting room and the whole mansion are unique and quite haunting candle displays.
They went to Chiara’s room, which feels fresh and airy in pink, in contrast to the dark and ominous vibe in most areas of the house. Re-enactment time! Angelica and Sean parodied Chiara (Francine) and Mila’s cake scene.
Aidan (Zanjoe Marudo)’s room is dressed in masculine hues, predominantly strong blues. The tastefully adorned interior spells a standard leading man's room, only quite darker, which befits Aidan’s personality. On the table are his medicines for insomnia.
Doña Cielo’s bedroom exudes royalty, clad in purple and green hues. Carlos and Leona (Janice Belen)’s room also has the same vibe, and interestingly, has two separate beds.
The group went next to the dirty kitchen where the production design team was spending downtime. They also took us to Carlos’ office and played with the iconic cabinet where Olivia (Dolly de Leon) hid before she was shot and killed.
The young stars thought about the room they’d like to occupy in the mansion. CJ said he’d take Carlos and Leona’s spacious room so they could sleep there altogether, the same goes for Angelica. Raven would take Aida’s room just because he is his idol. Francine would lodge in Dona Cielo’s room, while Seth would sleep in the kitchen “para may pagkain.”
It was a busy day for the whole team. John caught the young stars filming this vlog and asked them to deliver their versions of his iconic expression, “Godammit!”
As seen in the video, the more senior actors still rehearse their scenes and throw lines. Seth was amazed to watch Tessie act in the flesh, and told viewers that they exert effort in every scene while still having fun on set, “Sobra naming siyang pinaghahandaan, sineseryoso namin sa mga eksena. Pero tingnan n’yo, guys, ang saya magtrabaho. Lahat nakangiti. Ine-enjoy naming kung anong ginagawa namin.”
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