BEGINNING Monday, May 20, GMA Public Affairs reminds viewers of their childhood best friend in the live animation series Alex & Amie featuring Kapuso stars Mikael Daez and Max Collins.
Strict, serious, and meticulous. These are words that describe teacher Alex (Mikael Daez) of Buenavitez Institute of Learning. His "exemplary" image earned him the task of being the homeroom adviser of the school’s most notorious class. Everything is fine until someone from his past makes a comeback in his life: Amie -- his childhood best friend. To make things complicated, Amie is an imaginary friend.
Now Alex is faced with a dilemma: how will he perform his teaching duties and keep his image to his class when everywhere he goes, Amie is there? Worse, it seems Amie gets in the way of Alex’s personal life, jeopardizing his chances of being close to the school’s Nurse Bing (Max Collins).
Mikael and Max shared that they really had fun taping the show.
“Masaya iyong interactions namin as a cast,” said Mikael. “I guess because of that, my scenes with Amie, I ended up having fun with it. We’re hoping na ang saya namin on the set mag-translate sa viewers and sa mga bata. Sana mag-enjoy sila,” he shared.
“Nae-enjoy ko talaga ang mga show na pambata, because not only na nagkakaroon kami ng fans na bata, it’s just light. Masaya siyang gawin. Magaan, walang masyadong pressure. Para lang kaming naglalaro so na-enjoy namin yung taping namin,” said Max.
This latest live animated show from GMA Public Affairs is indeed for the kids and kids at heart.
Sharing his thoughts on the concept of this animation series, Mikael said Alex & Amie will remind viewers of the magic of friendship that surpassed time and age.
“In terms of unresolved issues with friends, I guess to a certain point everyone can relate to that, as you grow older, you don’t see your friends when you meet again, may awkward phase but at the end of the day you guys are best friends, you’ll find your level ground again. It just takes time,” he said.
Max, on the other hand, said the show aims to encourage kids to have friends.
“The reason kung bakit nagkaroon si Alex ng imaginary friend in the first place ay kasi mahiyain siya and wala siyang kaibigan. So I guess, dapat i-encourage natin ang mga bata na mag-socialize and maging open to meeting new friends,” said Max.
Personally, Max said she is like her character Nurse Bing in some ways.
“Maalaga ako in a sense. Maalaga siya [Nurse Bing] sa mga students and co-teacher. And open-minded. Kasi siya lang ang naka-intindi kay Alex. I guess ganoon din ako, I’m very understanding and I like kids,” she added.
Joining Mikael and Max are Dominic Roco, Dexter Doria, David Remo, Leanne Bautista, and other surprise guests.
Catch Alex & Amie weekdays beginning Monday, May 20, at 8:30 a.m. on GMA 7. (PR)