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Young actor and comedian Awra Briguela has finally found a leading man in the person of hunk actor Marco Gallo in their upcoming family comedy film “Familia Blondina.”

During the movie press con, it was revealed that 14-year-old Briguela will play the role of a teenager infatuated to Gallo, which will eventually lead to a love triangle together with their co-star Heaven Paralejo.  

In “Familia Blondina,” Briguela even dressed-up like the American actress Marilyn Monroe to get his crush’s attention. “Gandang-ganda ako sa sarili ko na nag-Marilyn Monroe ako. Kaya excited na ako na mapanuod ‘to, lalo na yung mga scenes na kinikilig din talaga ako sa totoong buhay, yung sa aming dalawa ni Marco,” he shared. 

The young stars of “Familia Blondina,” Chantal Videla, Awra Briguela, Xia Vigor, Marco Gallo, Shane Weinberg, and Kira Balinger. (Jessica Pag-iwayan)

Although it’s already their second time working together, Briguela and Gallo have come to terms in maintaining a professional working relationship. “Ito (Briguela) kasi talagang isnabera. Yung feeling na sa lahat ng cast sobrang sweet niya tapos pagdating sa akin hindi,” he narrated. 

But Gallo, from time to time, always made sure that everyone works in good mood by intentionally teasing his co-star. This resulted to a stronger bond and a true friendship. “Sabi ko talaga ganun? So, inaasar ko siya, kahit anong sabihin niya binabasag ko hanggang sa point na habang nasa set nagiging mas close kami. It was fun.”

On his intent to refrain from speaking to Gallo while on shoot, Briguela said that he did it because he found the former Pinoy Big Brother housemate childish. “Kasi si Marco pagdating sa akin ang kulit parang mas bata pa sa akin. Pero ganun yung technique dun. Away-awayin mo para lambing-lambingin ka,” he jested. “Kaya lalo kaming naging mas close….alam namin yung balance sa isa’t-isa. Kaya kapag alam na niyang pikon na ako tumitigil na siya.

“Familia Blondida” will premier in cinemas nationwide starting February 27. 

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