What do Glaiza de Castro, Ruru Madrid, Kokoy de Santos, Lexi Gonzales, Angel Guardian, Buboy Villar and Mikael Daez have in common?
Apart from being among GMA’s brightest stars, they are now also fierce competitors in “Running Man Philippines.”
As made obvious in the title, the show is a local adaptation of the popular South Korean variety show.
It is the result of GMA Entertainment Group inking a co-production deal with SBS Korea.
Note, it is the first time that a South Korean network is collaborating with a local TV network.
As of writing, the seven stars are now in South Korea to shoot an entire season of the show at the exact location used in the original series.
Fans of the original would be happy to know that the adaptation will follow the original format of the show wherein weekly missions are carried out in various landmarks.
Mikael shares his excitement to shoot all the episodes in South Korea.
“Alam niyo naman ako sobrang hilig ko mag-travel, so sobrang na-excite ako na magtrabaho outside the Philippines after so many things have happened to us in the world.”
Glaiza guarantees that “Running Man PH” will not disappoint viewers.
“Alam ko kung gaano niyo minahal itong show kaya ita-try namin na talagang ibigay sa inyo kung ano ‘yong deserved niyo.”
Ruru is looking forward to the challenges that will bring out their amusing personalities.
“This time, wala kaming ginagampanan na role kaya mas makikilala kami ng mga tao at gusto ko rin patunayan na hindi ako puro pa-pogi lang.”
Kokoy is also thrilled to spread good vibes to audiences through the show.
“Ang goal namin is to entertain, magbigay ng inspirasyon at mag-share ng stories dahil gaya ko, hindi ko in-expect itong project na maituturing kong rurok ng mga pangarap ko.”
Lexi admits that “RMPH” is a big opportunity for her to showcase her real persona.
“Sa ngayon, pinapakilala ko pa lang sarili ko sa mga tao kaya gusto kong makita naman nila ‘yung fun side ko, hindi puro ma-drama and yung pagiging competitive ko sa Starstruck.”
Angel assures that despite her calm personality, she will give her best and be driven in the show.
“Excited na kami sa missions at excited ako sa magiging bonding ng cast and we’ll prove that we deserve to be here.”
Buboy is confident that the audience will love the diversity of the cast.
“Swak kaming lahat dito dahil bawat isa samin may kani-kaniyang character–may maingay, may sobrang competitive, kaya sigurado akong magmamarka ito sa mga tao.” Catch “Running Man PH” soon on GMA.