TONY LABRUSCA & JC ALCANTARA Of BL Series 'Hello Stranger' Had To Do Their Lines Alone
Prepare to witness Black Sheep’s first ever-digital series Hello Stranger later tonight on the Black Sheep Facebook page and YouTube channel!
The ABS-CBN Films outfit’s first ever boys' love (BL) series stars Tony Labrusca Xavier and JC Alcantara as Mico. The cast, along with director Petersen Vargas, shared what to expect from Hello Stranger during the virtual media conference.
When we said we were coming REAL soon... we meant it! 🥳 Meet Xavier (Me) and Mico (JC) in Hello Stranger, directed by Petersen Vargas and also starring Gillian Vicencio, Vivoree Esclito, Patrick Quiroz and Miguel Almendras. Coming to you this June 24 on the Black Sheep Facebook page and Youtube channel! 🖤 Xav the date! 👀 #HelloStrangerOnJune24
With the smash success of the Thai show 2gether in the Philippines, the people behind the production feel that it's about time for a locally produced BL Series. Both JC and Tony are hoping Pinoys fans will also appreciate and fully support Hello Stranger which is a “light and simple love story that just promotes love”.
“Sa lahat ng nangyayari sa mundo ngayon ang hope makahanap ng konting pag-ibig. Masaya kiligin in spite of the hardships,” Tony revealed that the story is very relatable since we're all longing for human connection as we try to cope with the pandemic.
In fact, the actors did most of their scenes without a co-star around. According to the cast, it's perhaps one of the most challenging parts of the shoot. They missed actual bonding sessions while on set since they only communicated via group chats and zoom meetings.
The two leads did all of their lines alone but both believe that viewers will still feel the chemistry. “When I saw JC do his role, sobrang perfect ng character niya. Na-amaze talaga ako, binibigay niya lahat para sa project na ‘to,” Tony shared.
As for JC who's a relative newbie, he just feels happy and blessed to be part of this production after sending an audition clip online.
Yess! 😭 Thank you Lord 🙏🏻 Sobrang happy at blessed ako na maging part ako nitong show nato! Dati pangarap ko lang na mapasama ako sa projects ng Star Cinema and Blacksheep everytime na may blockscreening sila yun lagi nasasabi ko, ayun na nga God is Good talaga natupad din isa sa mga pangarap ko! 😭 Maraming salamat @black_sheepph family sa tiwalang binigay nyo sakin, gagalingan ko para dito at ibibigay ko lahat ng best ko para dito! Maraming salamat. Sana po ay magustuhan nyo itong surprise na ito! 🙏🏻 . . Sobrang enjoy at saya makawork ulit kayo @patrickquiroz_ @migs_almendras @_gillianvicencio @vivoree 🤘🏼 sa kaloveteam kong si @tony.labrusca 👀
Hello Stranger also stars Vivoree, Patrick Quiroz, Gillian Vicencio, and Miguel Almendras. Fill yourself with good vibes and get ready to watch its pilot episode later by checking out the trailer: