Kaye Abad is very much thrilled to share the screen once again with her “Tabing Ilog” brothers
“Tabing Ilog” cast members Kaye Abad, Patrick Garcia, and Paolo Contis are sharing the screen anew more than two decades since they were last seen on the popular teen-oriented show.
The reunion movie will be helmed by Mavx Productions, the company behind the films “Unravel” and “A Faraway Land.” The movie was announced on April 28, 2023, via Mavx’s Instagram account.
Prior to the announcement, Abad first shared this when she caught up with FreebieMNL in April. In the exclusive interview, she shared that she is very much thrilled to be reuniting with her “Tabing Ilog” brothers.
At the time of interview, she was not yet allowed to divulge details as it was still confidential.
“Yes, yes very excited, especially yung movie. Excited kaming tatlo. And nice yung story kasi it’s about friendship also,” she says.
But what excites her the most is the fact that Contis will be joining them in the film and that it is set to be shot overseas.
“And I think si Paolo is co-producer of this,” she adds.
Why Patrick Garcia accepted the project
Meanwhile, Contis and Garcia were also equally excited to take on the project.
“When this was offered I said, make sure it was Paolo and Kaye kasi kung hindi, hindi ko gagawin,” Garcia blurts in an ABS-CBN interview.
Contis, who will be working with the two again for the first time, considers the project a “dream come true.”
“Dream come true ito na makatrabaho ko sila ulit kasi sabi ko nga, masasabi natin na ano, e, iba na yung work ethics. Iba lang talaga katrabaho itong mga ito,” he says.
The film is a comeback for Abad and Garcia who did projects prior to the pandemic, primarily the two Kapamilya soap operas “Annaliza” (2013) and “Two Wives” (2014), as well as a movie titled “The Comeback” (2015).
Details of the film such as the other cast members, title, and full plot, however, remain under wraps.
“Tabing Ilog” vibes with Kaye and John Lloyd
Apart from Contis and Garcia, Abad also recently reunited onscreen with her other “Tabing Ilog” co-star and ex-boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz.
The actress appeared on Cruz’s GMA sitcom “Happy ToGETher” in April 2023.
While she has yet to make a full-time return to making projects in ABS-CBN, the Star Magic actress is happy that she’s able to appear on GMA.
“I think since nag-start ang pandemic hindi na naging issue sakanila ‘yon na palipat-lipat especially noong ang franchise ng ABS-CBN [ay nawala]. I think naging open na sila,” she ends.
Cruz and Abad played the role of lovers Rovic and Eds, respectively, in the widely popular now defunct teen-oriented show.
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