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See More of These "He's Into Her" Cast Members in the Series' Season 2

These young stars are reprising their roles in the hit teen drama series. Here, they share their thoughts on the second season, as well as their character developments in it

The "He's Into Her" Season 2 cast
The "He's Into Her" Season 2 cast: Donny Pangilinan, Belle Mariano, Jeremiah Lisbo, Kaori Oinuma, Vivoree Esclito, Joao Constancia, Criza, Ashley del Mundo, Gello Marquez, Dalia Varde, Limer Veloso, Turs Daza, River Joseph, Rajo Serrano, CJ Salonga, Reich Alim, and Shanaia Gomez | Photography by Seven Barretto


Ah, to be young and filled with zest for life!


There was a happy, dynamic chatter among the young cast of He’s Into Her as the morning shoot for Metro unfolded at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center’s Dolphy Theater. One couldn’t help but notice the exchange of delighted hellos and warm pleasantries as most of the cast members work together once more.


Just like their coming-of-age hit TV series, the set felt like a campus auditorium during a school event, as they were reunited with one another. Altogether, they felt like a huge clique you just couldn’t help but root for. Everything felt and looked like an ’80s John Hughes movie. This vibrant energy we saw at the shoot is pretty much the same with how they were on the set of their show, and their stories behind the scenes are truly amusing.


While He’s Into Her season 1 focused on Maxpein Del Valle (Belle Mariano) and Deib Lohr Enrile (Donny Pangilinan), expect season 2 to put the spotlight on the other characters, too, in the story that viewers have loved and cared for.


Metro caught up with the cast members as they head towards the premiere of the highly-anticipated second season of hit youth-oriented drama series He’s Into Her.


Jeremiah Lisbo - He's Into Her
Jeremiah Lisbo | Suit by Ami Paris and shirt by CasaBlanca


JEREMIAH LISBO

For every male protagonist, there is an antagonist to test his fate.


In He’s Into Her, Jeremiah Lisbo is doing such a great job as Randall “RJ” Echavez in not just being Deib’s rival on the basketball court but also when it comes to Maxpein’s [Belle Mariano] heart. You can certainly feel the intensity of the encounter and the tension whenever Deib [Donny Pangilinan] and Randall share the screen. However, don’t be fooled. Even if the onscreen hatred is palpable, Jeremiah is actually friends with the cast even if his fictional character comes from another school. In fact, one of the things he missed the most about the set of the show is the friendship formed among them.


Asked to describe his character, Jeremiah lifted his description from how the series head writer Vanessa Valdez puts it, that it was based on basketball player Kobe Paras’ journey.


Gusto niyang maging professional basketball player then he pursued his dreams sa mas mataas na kompetisyon na level. Nag-US but hindi nag-work. Kulang pa ang skills set at bumalik sa Pinas. Pagbalik ng Pinas eh binalikan pa rin iyong dreams niya kahit hindi niya nagawa sa abroad,” Jeremiah explains.


Because of the emotional struggles RJ had to face both when it comes to pursuing his dreams and losing the girl he loves, Jeremiah says there’s bitterness in the character he plays. How RJ handles his losses is something viewers can expect to witness in this season.


“Vengeance,” Jeremiah begins with a strong word to encapsulate what his character’s all about in Season 2.


Kasi hindi siya napili o hindi niya na-achieve ang pangarap niya. Hindi siya pinili ng babaeng gusto niya. Medyo may pait at galit at may lungkot. Iba-iba ang pinapakita ni Randall dito depende sa eksena, at hindi ko na sasabihin lahat para ma-excite sila pero excited ako mapanoood nila lalo na ng pamilya ko,” the actor shares. 


He also candidly admitted that there’s a lot of things he can relate to with his He’s Into Her character. “Naranasan ko rin ma-reject. Karamihan ng problems ni Randall, nare-reject siya sa mga gusto niya sa buhay. Kung sa age ni Randall, parehas [siguro] kami ng pag-handle pero sa age ko ngayon, natuto na kasi ako eh pero hindi ko maipapangako na all the time ma-a-apply ko ang mga natutunan ko kasi iba-iba tayo ng problema at iba-ibang level. Hindi ako mature all the time kasi hindi ko pa masasabing mature ako sa edad kong ito,” he thoughtfully says.


Admittedly, because of what his character goes through, he tries to detach himself from it. “Sa character ko, wala akong nami-miss kasi ang bigat. Hindi biro i-portray at balikan iyong sugat ng nakaraan,” he shares. Thankfully, while Jeremiah is not into Randall’s intense challenges in life, he’s currently having a blast and back into doing what he has always loved to do: basketball, which he’s preparing for because of the upcoming Star Magic All-Star Games.


Kaori Oinuma - He's Into Her
Kaori Oinuma | Tailored suit by Topshop and satin cropped top by Zara


KAORI OINUMA

Kaori Oinuma couldn’t hide her excitement and happiness with He’s Into Her and its foray into Season 2.


Sobrang na-miss ko iyong cast and iyong kwento. Gusto ko pang malaman ’yung kailaliman ng bawat characters. I’m very happy. Na-miss ko ’yung bonding with the cast and kasama si Direk [Chad Vidanes] after taping sa gabi, pag-order ng food together and mga kwentuhan namin,” Kaori smiles.


Just like her character Michiko Tarranza, Kaori is the girl-next-door you’d love to hang out with in school and even outside of it. “Si Michiko, siya iyong sweet and peacemaker ng group. Siya iyong nakakaintindi sa lahat ng sitwasyon. In Season 2, she’s the same Michiko pero mas malalim na siya ngayon. Nag-mature in a way na parang marami nang nangyari sa kanya. She’s an upgraded version,” Kaori shares.


In some ways, Kaori sees herself in Michiko. “Naka-relate ako na sa kabila ng mga pinagdaanan niya, matapang pa rin siya and strong pa rin siya. Wala ako dito kung hindi ako strong,” the young actress explains.


When asked about her favorite moments on set, it was a bit ironic because while most people would respond with the happiest memories, Kaori shared an unexpected answer.


Kapag merong iyakan na scene, hindi ko favorite umiyak pero favorite ko iyong nakakakwentuhan ko si Direk kapag kailangan niya akong paiyakin,” she begins. “Dahil doon mas nakikilala ko siya nang malalim. Merong mga secrets si Direk kung paano niya ako paiiyakin. Minsan hahawakan lang niya kamay ko, iiyak na ako. Tapos sasabihin niya huwag dito, bawal lumuha, bawal tumulo. Malaki ang trust ko kay Direk kaya kaya kong maging vulnerable [sa kanya],” Kaori continues, grateful for how Direk Chad motivates his actors and actresses on set. Like Kaori, lead stars Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano have also shared the same encouraging guidance and emotional connection with their director.


Kaori’s favorite happy moments include bonding with the cast members especially at night, playing Mobile Legends with them and cheering with them. These may all sound simple and mundane, but to her heart, these moments make an impact on the state of her relationship with her fellow cast members.


Currently, Kaori is not only into playing Mobile Legends but also into collecting things that are scent-related. “Favorite ko iyong mga bagay na mabango and nakaka-relax. Last year, halaman and ngayon naman kandila [scented candles],” she says. Interestingly, she shared that she’s into cars these days, and that she also finds solace and comfort in watching her favorites shows, My Neighbor Totoro and Elite.


Vivoree Esclito - He's Into Her
Vivoree Esclito | Corset by LSW


VIVOREE ESCLITO

Just like the other cast members, Vivoree Esclito expressed gratitude for everyone who made the second season of He’s Into Her possible.


“I am very stoked to shoot again for Season 2. Feeling ko the bond we had wasn’t enough. I can’t wait for the fans also because I know they’ve been wanting it as much as we do. I feel happy, blessed, excited一all the positive emotions for season 2,” she says with her signature sweet smile.


One of the magical things about He’s Into Her is how the actors are a perfect fit for their characters. Vivoree agrees with this observation.


“I feel like kami mismo na actors na gumanap ng characters, we become our characters and it’s a good thing kasi that means na-e-embody namin and nagre-reflect sa screens,” she thoughtfully declares.


The actress also took the time to describe her character Melissa “Ysay” Baylon candidly, and what viewers can look forward to when it comes to her character.


“She’s nerdy and a fangirl of Alpha 3 and lalo na kay Deib and Kim. When Max saved me from Deib, doon nag-umpisa iyong friendship namin ni Max. Walang masyadong depth kay Ysay sa Season 1 pero in this season, mas makikita nila kung sino talaga si Ysay at kung ano ang pinanggalingan niya, ang mga kaya pa niyang gawin and how she is in handling [tough] situations,” she starts, reminiscing her character development during the first season of the show.


Vivoree made sure to put some thought into who her character really is beyond the nerdy underdog image and the fangirling. “During Season 1, I felt there was something missing in her character and feeling ko na-achieve ko ngayon ’yung gusto ko for Ysay na more depth. Despite everything and the situation with her dilemma in choosing between friendship and love, she’s mature enough to handle kung ano ang mas nagma-matter sa kanya. Mafi-figure out din ng mga tao kung ano ’yun. In the end, there’s something more about her. We’re the same in that sense,” she shares.


One of the things she welcomed the most about working on Season 2 again is the chance to be with her castmates who also turned out to be her good friends in real life.


“It was fun—’yung mga late night kwentuhan, food trip, and sound trip. Feeling namin we weren’t working anymore, we’re the walking and living characters of He’s Into Her,” she says, her eyes lighting up at the memories on set. As they were in a locked-in taping for almost two months, the relationship and the happy atmosphere behind the scenes truly top Vivoree’s memories of the hit youth-oriented series and this chapter of her life.


Joao Constancia - He's Into Her
Joao Constancia | Knitted vest by Guess and pants by Blackcode Manila


JOAO CONSTANCIA

Joao Constancia, known to He’s Into Her fans as Lee Roi Gozon, was ecstatic when he first learned about the show’s season 2 run. It was a pleasant surprise for the actor, and he was so thrilled to have another opportunity to work with his He’s Into Her castmates who have also become his friends. In fact, it’s one of the things he missed the most when it comes to working on the show.


Para sa akin, ’yung bonding namin—just being with one another. The thing is, yung mga ganitong locked-in tapings ngayon, you get to stay with each other for a longer period of time and obviously, you would have to get to know one another and get close to one another. Iyon talaga na-miss ko dahil lahat sila dati di ko pa kilala. Ngayon mas naging close na kami at iyon ang hinahanap ko sa set namin,” Joao shares.


Asked to describe his character Lee Roi, the actor said he is a mysterious, quiet, and romantic type of guy. He considers Lee as the moral compass of Alpha 3. In the latest season, there are many things to look forward to when it comes to his character, including his romance with bubbly Naih (Criza). There is another dimension to Lee that Joao hopes the viewers will get to know better.


“I am actually happy to announce that there are going to be more scenes of Lee and Naih. You’ll have a better understanding of my character, of how he handles relationships, of how he handles problems among his friends, and you’ll just see how mature he is,” he shares. 


Joao cited a particular scene in Season 2 that will showcase not just the depth of his character Lee but also his acting skills. He says, “We have a drama scene there between me and Naih about how we handle our relationship. Ang ganda kasi naka-relate ako sa eksena na iyon at ang galing ni Criza kasi nakita ko at naramdaman ko na binigay niya lahat din. We’re both very proud of that scene. Super excited kami panoorin ’yun.” 


In some ways, Joao sees himself in his character Lee. “I guess, pagdating sa maturity, kasi feeling ko tumatanda na ako, I’m getting older na mas nakaka-relate ako kay Lee on how to handle problems with friends. Hindi mo kailangang pumatol palagi and stuff like that. Sometimes it’s just better to let it be if you can’t help them in any way. Also, when it comes to relationships, he knows what’s right and wrong and when to get into one, and kung paano rin [i-handle] somehow,” he concludes.


Criza - He's Into Her
Criza | Satin blazer by Ever New and sequined cropped top by Stradivarius


CRIZA

Criza was emotional preparing for goodbyes and thinking of how sad she’d be when they had reached the last round of promotions for He’s Into Her Season 1. But then the cast received one of the best surprises of their life: their show was renewed for a second season, and that meant another chance to be together with her co-actors-turned-friends again.


Among the things Criza will never be able to forget about the show were the bonding and the relationship between the cast members off-cam. “’Yung pagkain nang sabay-sabay, gigising kami sa umaga at magbre-breakfast kami, sabay-sabay din sa hair and makeup tapos nagtatawagan if bababa na for service. Para talaga siyang dorm and school-like,” Criza cheerfully narrates.


If you’re wondering if Criza is as bubbly and perky as her on-screen character Zarnaih “Naih” Marchessa, the young actress commented on it: “Si Naih kasi sobrang ingay and madaldal and, personally, ako po ganoon po talaga ako that’s why nakuha po ako sa audition. Ako po talaga si Naih, as in! Kinakausap ko talaga lahat ng mga tao, outgoing po ako and extroverted.”


She continues to explain her character and what’s in store for her lovable fictional character. “Si Naih kasi very friendly, funny, and madaldal all the time—hindi nauubusan ng sasabihin, very outgoing. Sa Season 1 nakita natin siya na masayahin and all her personalities. Sa Season 2 naman, aabangan pa ang ibang side niya kasi tao lang siya. May feelings at may iba rin siyang nararamdaman. Kaabang-abang din ang ibang side ni Naih,” Criza reveals.


As for the love department, Criza teases the things her character could go through in this new season. “Sabi nga ng show, madaling makahanap ng love pero mahirap i-work out ang love. Doon mo makikita kung paano sina Lee (Joao) at Naih sa isa’t-isa,” she smiles, giving us the most subtle hints for their romance.


According to the actress, she has no particular singular favorite moment on set but she has many treasured moments. “The way na na-she-share ko lahat sa kanila and I’m so comfortable. Wala po akong naiisip sa kanila na baka i-judge nila ako kasi alam nila ang personality ko and accepted nila ako and doon ako pinakamasaya,” Criza pensively remarks.


The power of the simple but powerful moments is evident in the camaraderie of the young cast. “Kapag rest day, lagi po kaming nagpupuyat nila Kaori, Rajo [atbp.] and lagi po kaming kumakain nang sabay-sabay. Para sa akin, iyon po ang pinakamagandang bagay kasi ’di po ba sa bahay [ganoon din]? Parang family. At lagi po kasi kaming gutom eh,” she jokingly says.


Dalia Varde - He's Into Her
Dalia Varde | Asymmetrical neon top by Bershka and loose sequined pants by LSW


DALIA VARDE

Make way and step aside, the Queen Bee of Benison International School is here and she’s played spectacularly by Dalia Varde. As Kimeniah “Kim” Gozon of the show, Dalia certainly got some blood boiling but you can also see some Wattpad fans congratulating her for embodying the school antagonist so perfectly like she jumped right out of the story. Undoubtedly, Dalia brought Kim to life and in a very effective way.


Onscreen, she may portray a cold, conniving girl but in real life, Dalia appears to be a softie. Consider her reaction when they received the news that they’re going to be renewed for another season of He’s Into Her. “I remember we were onstage filming and umiyak ako. All I remember was crying and I felt like my life was flashing before my eyes. It felt surreal. I didn’t expect it to come so quickly. The same year, finding out na may season 2? That’s different,” she says.


Don’t be deceived by the “Kim” persona who’s very territorial and cliquish; Dalia is actually one of those cast members who love spending time with her co-stars not just onscreen but also off-camera. It’s why the team’s “rest days” during the locked-in taping period are special to her.


“I was looking forward to rest days because I was pretty sure na mas mahaba ’yung locked-in taping, and it was two months long. Excited for rest days and the rest days were indeed very fun with everyone. It went by super fast! [Those] two months felt like three weeks for me even though my family felt like it’s been a year. I had fun with them,” Dalia says of her co-stars.


Another thing to get excited about is how viewers will have a closer look at Kim—the girl we love to hate.


“During Season 1, all you could see was the antagonist in her. But here in Season 2, may backstory na siya. Sobrang lalim na ng point ko in this season which I’m very happy about because the production is spot-on. I can’t say much but mas malalim na, everyone,” she happily declares.


While she’s not a “mean girl” like Kim, Dalia finds pieces of herself in the character she plays. “Kim is very territorial and very protective of her friends. She’s chill and pretty intelligent naman,” she laughs, thinking if describing herself as intelligent as Kim would be too much.


But really, Dalia can be your average girl-next-door in real life, especially when she maximizes her acting break by sleeping, shopping, and binge-watching shows like Euphoria and the hit K-drama Business Proposal.


Ashley del Mundo - He's Into Her
Ashley del Mundo | Ruched dress by H&M, leatherette skinny pants by Zara, and bench by Space Encounters


ASHLEY DEL MUNDO

Ashley del Mundo can be as sweet as her He’s Into Her character, Khloe Gomez. She embraced this character so much that she didn’t want to say goodbye to it so soon. Thankfully, she didn’t have to because the show was extended for another season.  


“Actually, I wasn’t expecting that there would be a Season 2. Sobrang happy kami kasi we didn’t want the chapter to end there lang. I was feeling overwhelmed kasi kakatapos lang mag-Benison Ball [that time],” Ashley recalls.


She echoes the same sentiment as her castmates, gushing about the kind of close relationship they have established.


“[I missed] being with the cast. I feel like our bond was so different. Second family ko sila. Na-miss ko talaga sila—the environment, si Direk, and the bond,” she thoughtfully shares.


The new season gave birth to a slew of many happy memories and moments among the cast, staff, and crew. “I think the difference is we’re much closer this season and ang daming memories sa set, and it’s just so enjoyable to work. It’s like you’re having fun while working, and I really enjoyed filming this season. I’ve made a lot of memories and grown as an actress as well. I have learned a lot from my co-actors,” Ashley says, beaming.


As part of the Benison International School’s resident “mean girl” squad with Kim and Karlie, Ashley’s character Khloe is in the middle of the extreme sides of being good and mean.


“Khloe is part of the ‘Mean Girls.’ Pero siya ’yung mean girl na may soft side pa rin, so she’s not all-out mean. And in Season 2, mas palaban and open na siya, letting her opinions out more often,” Ashley says of her character.


There is a Khloe in Ashley, and she finds it in qualities that crop up every now and then in her real-life character. “For me, as a person, I am very soft and ganoon din si Khloe in the series. Mahinhin siya and she listens to what other people say, so I guess doon kami pareho,” Ashley reflects.


When she’s not working, Ashley is pretty much like a regular girl her age, catching up on sleep and binge-watching shows like On the Wings of Love.


Gello Marquez - He's Into Her
Gello Marquez | Brown suit by Blackcode Manila


GELLO MARQUEZ

Gello Marquez couldn’t believe he’d be reprising his role as Lorde in He’s Into Her. “Wala kaming alam. Sobrang tuwang-tuwa kami kasi gusto pa sana naming makasama ’yung kami-kami kasi iba ’yung bond na nabuo naming lahat. Parang family. Sobrang excited. Iyong happiness ko umaapaw,” the actor says.


Starring in a second season is a career breakthrough for the cast and crew, but apart from that, it’s the camaraderie that appears to be a strong factor in everyone’s delight.


Madalas kami magbiruan, minsan parang laro-laro lang. Professional naman kami pero para mas ma-enjoy namin, parang itinuturing namin na parang laro lang so mas natural. S’yempre, I also missed our kwentuhan and bonding,” he explains.


One of his favorite memories was when they celebrated Donny’s birthday which felt like a natural thing for him and everyone to celebrate.


Noong nag-celebrate kami ng birthday ni Dons kasi isa ’yun sa mga time na nagkasama-sama kaming lahat. Wala lang, para kaming family na binabati ’yung isa naming kapatid ng happy birthday. Masaya lang,” he shares.


Gello, true to his character, also gamely described his character Lorde Dawatap in the most self-aware and candid way. “Sa Season 1, si Lorde pa-epal siya eh,” he laughs. “Parang ang dami niyang sinasabat na kung anu-ano,” Gello laughs even more, but gets serious when he continues.


Pero deep inside, kapag nalaman mo ang character niya, mas maiintidihan mo kung bakit siya ganyan. Tapos sa Season 2, abangan natin ang mga nagbago kay Lorde. Abangan natin iyong character development,” he says.


Part of the reason Gello is comfortable with playing Lorde is because it felt like portraying himself. “Actually, marami kaming similarities. Si Lorde kasi funny at makulit. As a person, may time na makulit ako at hindi ako nahihiyang ipakita na makulit ako. Si Lorde sobrang optimistic, ganoon din ako as a person. Down na down na pero happy pa rin,” Gello explains.


When off-duty as Lorde and just being Gello outside of the He’s Into Her set, the actor spends his time bonding with family, especially his mother, having fun with fans on KUMU Live and catching up on sleep. He also relaxes by watching feel-good movies like Notting Hill (“Sobrang cute ng movie tapos parang ang sarap ma-in love!”).


Limer Veloso - He's Into Her
Limer Veloso | Purple suit by Blackcode Manila


LIMER VELOSO

Truth be told, Limer Veloso had mixed emotions about the news of Season 2 for He’s Into Her. Of course, he was happy and excited, but at the same time a bit baffled. You see, Limer, who plays Gavin “Migz” Agripa, in the series, was looking at entering the corporate world and was, in fact, accepted for a job. But as fate would have it, Limer is destined for showbiz for now, as he’s reprising his role in He’s Into Her Season 2.


Masaya pero OMG!” was how Limer puts it, laughing about the surprise announcement for the show’s second season.


More than anything else, as it is consistent with the other cast members, he sincerely missed hanging out with everyone on set. “Sobrang na-miss ko bonding namin kasi magkakasama ba naman kami 24/7, makikilala mo talaga kung ano at sino sila. Parang bumalik ako sa pagiging bata at sa school,” he quips.


Off-camera, the set of the show is harmonious and very light, marked by so many “food trip” moments. “Favorite ko iyong kapag may nagpapakain. Lagi kasi talagang may nagpapakain. It’s either ’yung fans or ’yung co-artist. ’Yung ibang fans, as in nagpapa-samgyupsal! Fiesta talaga [kasi minsan] may lechon. Mas marami ding food this season kasi the fans know we’re shooting. Tuwing may nagpapakain, bongga! Meron pang isang instance na may boat ng sushi,” he recalls, feeling grateful to the cast members and most especially to the fans who have treated them with love, care and, well, so much food on set.


As for his character and its development in the series, Limer tells Metro, “I play Gavin ‘Migz’ Agripa, the student council president of Benison International School, and expect na this time malalaman mo na ang background story niya. Kung bakit Migz is Migz,” he teases.


To some extent, the actor finds his onscreen persona Migz totally relatable and an extension of himself. “[We’re the same] siguro sa pagiging protective at palabiro sa friends, makuwela, maloko, mapang-asar nang very, very light,” he laughs.


Among the things this actor is into are listening to music especially K-pop (“Kapag nagpapatugtog ako, walang nakaka-relate. Kaunti lang sa kanila ang mahilig sa K-pop”), vlogging, and watching BL (Boy Love) series (“Pinag-aaralan ko kasi baka sakaling may offer, at least napag-aralan”). Limer also loves watching a diverse set of shows, ranging from suspense, documentary, and even a show about baking cakes.


Turs Daza - He's Into Her
Turs Daza | Suit by Blackcode Manila and inner sweater by Guess


TURS DAZA

Deib (Donny) may take the spotlight of the story but his brother Dale’s presence is a lingering mystery: will he ever wake up from a coma? That is something to stay tuned for, to witness how the unfolding events will impact the story. Turs Daza, the actor who plays Dale, is enthusiastic about Season 2 but for deeper reasons. 


Sobrang excited ako not only for myself but also for my co-actors, director, prod team, ABS-CBN, and Star Cinema. Nakita ko talaga iyong level up na ginawa nila for this series. It was a blessing in disguise with the pandemic and the [ABS-CBN] shutdown. Napansin ko, since a lot of the shows moved to streaming, they ‘leveled up’ and improved the quality ng pinapalabas nila as seen here on He’s Into Her. It has K-drama vibes but remains to be Filipino,” the actor tells Metro


He is especially looking forward to the stories for each of the characters since he feels that many people can easily relate to at least one character on the show. Because Turs had limited screen time during Season 1, he enjoyed Season 2 production better since he got to spend more time not only with his co-actors but also with the directors and the production team.  


Alam ko inaabangan ng lahat kung gigising pa ako o hindi. Hindi ko sasagutin, but there’s a lot in store for Dale Enrile, and I’m very excited kasi pinaghirapan ko talaga ang pag-develop ng character ko na ito,” the actor says. For Turs, he appreciates his character Dale for wanting the best for his loved ones even before the tragedy happened. “There are parts of him I can relate to but there are parts of him that are not necessarily me. Like in real life, sa family ko, pangatlo ako out of four while Dale is the panganay but we both have that sense na parang gusto naming alagaan ang mga tao sa paligid namin which is good and I really sense that in his character. [There are] actions, nuances na kahit na-coma siya, the way people talk about him [shows] he’s very thoughtful with what he does and how he chooses his words. I find that is something I want to be and hopefully I am,” he ruminates. 


The actor notes how the moments on set etched on his mind involved a realization about his craft. “There’s a scene where a certain character breaks down and cries and while we were filming it, nakita ko internalization nila, how they prepared for their scene. Parang nakita ko how much you’ll have to be able to pull out of yourself just to execute it for the camera. While they were crying, kahit nag-cut na si Direk, umiiyak pa rin sila, as in all-out for maybe like five to ten minutes. Tapos kinomfort ko lang sila—just hug them and be there for them. In that moment, na-realize ko talaga na hindi madali ang pagiging artista. You have to be able to continuously access emotions that sometimes hurt you kapag kailangan talaga sa eksena,” Turs pensively narrates. 


Off-cam, Turs admits he’s an introvert who’s most likely to stay at home to read books and spend time with his family and pets. To balance this, he tries new things once in a while and treats them as learning experiences.


Check out the gallery below for more photos of He's Into Her Season 2's cast members:


On April 20, iWantTFC Premium subscribers outside the Philippines were the first ones to watch how Deib and Max’s love story begins to unfold this season, and they will have access to advanced episodes every Wednesday. On April 22, it will be the turn of fans and iWantTFC users from the Philippines and Indonesia to watch the premiere episode for free. The series will make its broadcast premiere on April 24 on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z, with a new episode dropping every Sunday. 


Produced by Geolette Esguerra and Grace Libero-Cruz

Photography by Seven Barretto

Creative direction and layout by Raff Colmenar

Makeup by Chuchie Ledesma (Vivoree) and Culture Salon MNL with Paoie MineralesPeachy Rose Ingles-DaluzKim Roy Opog, and Paula Maceda

Hairstyling by Francis Guintu (Vivoree) and Culture Salon MNL with Jericho Panotes ValenzuelaEdmon AdesasPaul Aaron, and Bryan Lopez Eusebio

Styling by Edlene Cabral and Bullet Reyes (for the girls) / Aaron MangsatCarvey Samonte, and Maui Seguismar (for the boys) / Adrianne Concepcion (Belle Mariano) / John Lozano (Donny Pangilinan)

Production design by James Razo

Photography assistants: Dariel Miraflor and Erwin Botin

Videography by Bria Cardenas

Additional interviews by Patrick Santos

Shoot assistant: Jean Tumbaga

Special thanks to iWantTFCStar CinemaMico del RosarioVaughn HauteaKeia InciongVito's BBQ, and Jim Ryan Ros of Culture Salon MNL


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