Young talents Jon Lucas and Angela Alarcon are among GMA’s promising new stars whom the network cast in two of its latest grand offerings namely, Descendants of the Sun and Beautiful Justice.
For Jon, who started with rival network ABS-CBN, being a Kapuso now is a blessing.
“I signed up with GMA just this June and I’m glad to be cast in the big-budgeted remake of Descendants of the Sun. It’s a big project and I’m thankful to be proud of it,” says the young actor who will star in the series together with Dingdong Dantes.
According to Jon, he’s simply happy to be with the Kapuso Network. He received a warm reception from everyone and they made him feel he belongs right away.
“That’s why I promise to give my best in this project. I’m in a new home and I want to give my all to be successful in here,” he shares.
Jon also talks about the roles going to play in the much-anticipated remake of Descendants of the Sun and what his preparations are for the character.
“Actually, I’m a member of the Alpha Team in the story. In the process, I underwent military training. I also had to watch my diet and do gym workouts to be physically fit for the show. It’s both fun and challenging,” avers Jon.
As for the lead actor, Jon has nothing but good words for the Kapuso primetime king.
“He’s so humble and down-to-earth. Despite his stellar stature, he remains grounded. That’s why I’m inspired to work in the project. He’s a good example to everyone,” he chimes.
Apart from Dingdong, Jon wanted to work with other GMA stars like Jennylyn Mercado, Dennis Trillo, Heart Evangelista, and Tom Rodriguez.
Meanwhile, showbiz is no stranger to Angela being the daughter of senior actor Jestoni Alarcon. Does she consider it a pressure or an advantage?
“Actually, I’m not under pressure of this fact. On the contrary, I’m very calm and cool about it. It motivates me to work hard and prove my worth to the public. Anyway, my dad is in full support of my showbiz career and he gives me a lot of tips,” she avers.
In Beautiful Justice, Angela plays as a friend of Gabbi Garcia in the story. They have a few action scenes in the series which Angela personally finds favorable.
“I want to be associated with action projects. I love action scenes. I guess it’s because I’m athletic by nature. But I also want to do drama and romantic comedies. Having a love team? Well, yes, I’m also okay with that.”
The newcomer is a self-confessed Marian Rivera fan. She dreams of following the path she took in her career.
“She can do everything from drama to comedy and yes…action! I love her in ‘Darna.’ I know I still have a long way to go to achieve this but I vow to do my best!” ends Angela.
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In her latest potboiler Open, Arci Muñoz reveals that the theme is quite controversial.
“My 14-year relationship with my live-in partner Ethan (JC Santos) hits a bump. Since she still loves the guy, she reluctantly agreed to have their relationship ‘open’ in the sense that they allow each other to date other people. An open relationship means you’re committed to your partner but you’re free to see another person. It’s a very delicate theme which director Andoy Ranay handled very well.”
Asked if, in real life, she can go for such a set-up, the sultry star states:
“It’s not for me! I can’t imagine myself in a serious relationship then I’m also free to explore around and date another individual. I’m like my character in the film which is not into open relationships.”
Interestingly, has her belief changed after she did the movie?
“It didn’t. It’s different when you’re into a relationship and you’re dating another person. When you’re already in a relationship, you must stick to your partner. You can’t date another individual.”
Arci hopes movie buffs will learn valuable lessons from the film.
“Here, they will learn that if you’ve already found the right person for you, don’t ever let him go,” she says.
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