A few days before the highly anticipated premiere of Dirty Linen, its lead actress Janine Gutierrez gave us a peek of her preparations and of the behind-the-scene happenings during their special celebrity screening at a mall in Quezon City last January 11 in the latest vlog that she uploaded.
She wasn’t able to hide her excitement as she imparted that it was her first-ever premiere night for a TV series that she has done. According to her, the production created a film cut of the upcoming teleserye featuring the episodes from its pilot week. It was attended by the stars’ adoring fans and the entire cast and other important people from ABS-CBN and Dreamscape Entertainment.
The 33-year-old actress further described how “super saya” their taping actually is, and that they have been filming since August 2022 in Batangas. She enthused how huge the ensemble cast is and how much she idolizes her castmates, who have always been generous in sharing food for everyone on the set during their tapings, too. Moreover, she disclosed how much she enjoys the company not only of her co-actors, but of their directors Onat Diaz and Andoy Ranay as well.
Apart from the one-of-a-kind and exciting narrative of Dirty Linen, she’s also excited for us to meet her beloved character Alexa Salvacion, who also inspires her mood for 2023 that is “Lalaban tayo”.
While waiting for their turn to walk down the red carpet, Janine decided to ambush interview some of her castmates by having them play the fun “Who’s Most Likely To” game.
First on the roll were Francine Diaz and Seth Fedelin, who are now popular as the “FranSeth” loveteam. When asked who among them usually do TikTok while in the standby area, they both agreed that it was Xyriel Manabat. With regards to who’s most likely to go undercover to find out the truth about a certain person (a.k.a. “Marites”), Raven Rigor pointed at Xyriel, who was just standing beside him then and simply approved it.
She then moved on to ask around who’s most likely to be in charge of a food crime on set, to which Raven and Christian Bables immediately pleaded guilty, and the names of Janice de Belen, Joel Torre, and of herself were mentioned.
Meanwhile, her leading man Zanjoe Marudo initially admitted in jest that he’s the one to most likely to leave the party first, to which she highly objected. They both agreed that it would be John Arcilla, who, according to them, has not actually joined them yet in any of their get-togethers. On the other hand, it’s Joel Torre who’s most likely to be the last one to stay at the afterparty for them, with him being the second.
When it comes to who’s most likely to sleep on the set, the apparent answer was Francine, while Epy Quizon is the one who is most likely to get arrested without even committing a crime. On the other hand, Janice, Zanjoe, and Seth are the ones who are most likely to tell the police first of the crime committed.
Veteran actress Tessie Tomas also joined the fun kulitan by saying that Epy and Joel are the most likely to treat everyone on the set with drinks. At the same time, she admitted that she’s most likely the one to scold the cast when they’re rowdy.
It’s also Epy for her who is likely to take over the director’s seat just in case one of their brilliant direks would be absent. For Direk Onat, meanwhile, it will be Janice because of the passion she has for the show and her enthusiasm to find out the things that are going to happen next.
If ever they’re going to board on a yacht and it is about to capsize, veteran thespian Joel Torre said that Direk Andoy Ranay is likely to take over as the captain since he’s one of the directors and he is friends with Angelica Panganiban whose partner, Gregg Homan, has a yacht. However, for Venice International Film Festival Volpi Cup for Best Actor John Arcilla, it will be Joel, while Janice will vote for Zanjoe.
With regards to who’s most likely to cry and panic when the ship gets stuck, Raven and Xyriel pointed at each other, while others mentioned Tessie and Jennica. Meanwhile, Joel declared that he’s most likely to be calm and just drink at the roof deck of the sinking yacht.
In the midst of a zombie apocalypse, Seth surely made a lot kilig when he uttered that he’s most likely to save Francine, who also jestingly pressured him to do so and said that she will save herself. The same goes for Janice who will also salvage herself, while John will save Tessie.
Among the stellar cast, Seth, Xyriel, and Angel are believed to be the ones who are most likely to be killed on the set, while Janine and Direk Andoy are the ones who are most likely to invite everyone to an afterparty after the premiere according to Christian.
Apart from the giving us a peek of the backstage ganaps, the red-carpet premiere, and the celebrity screening proper, we also witnessed a bit of the unveiling of the series’ second official poster.
Catch Janine and the rest of the powerhouse cast of Dirty Linen, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, TFC, and TV5.