GMA Public Affairs’ “Alex & Amie” presents a unique story of friendship

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Max Collins and Mikael Daez with Amie.
Max Collins and Mikael Daez with live animation character Amie.

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, the show will premiere on Monday, May 20.

Alex (Mikael) is a strict, serious and meticulous teacher of the 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 his personal life, jeopardizing his chances of being close to the school’s nurse, Bing (Max).

Mikael and Max shared that they really had fun taping the show.

“Masaya iyong interactions namin as a cast,” says 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 shares.

“Na-e-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,” says Max.

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“Alex & Amie” is GMA’s newest live animated show for kids and kids at heart.

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 says “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 says.

Max, on the other hand, says 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,” shares Max.

The actress says she is like her character 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 adds.

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), 8:30 a.m. on GMA 7.

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