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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Oct 14, 2021



ANGELI KHANG  was introduced in “Taya” where she played a supporting role. Now, she’s launched to full stardom in Vivamax’ “Mahjong Nights”. How does she feel about this?

“When they told me na bida na ako, I felt so thankful na leading lady na agad ako after ‘Taya’,” she says. 

“I really feel na sobrang blessed ako. And when they told me about the movie, sobrang deep ang meaning niya kasi it’s about the experiences during the pandemic at hindi lang siya erotic film. 

"Parang true to life, based sa research na ginawa nila about the pandemic. Hindi siya basta sexy movie lang.” 

Written and directed by Lawrence Fajardo, the story is set during the pandemic when people are bored so they organized a mahjong night. 

Mickey Ferriols plays Esther, in whose house they play mahjong. Jay Manalo is Leo, her second husband, who is secretly lusting after her daughter from her first marriage, Angeli as Alexa. 

The other mahjong players are Maricel Morales, Arnel Ignacio and Jamila Obispo. Sean de Guzman plays the driver of Mickey’s friend with whom Angeli is having a secret affair. 

All the other characters have their own hidden desires, but there is an unexpected person who knows all their dirty secrets that will lead to an explosive climax and intriguing finale that will ruin their lives. 

Angeli have bed scenes with both Jay and Sean. How was it? 

“ Si Sir Jay, na-starstruck ako nung una, pero sobrang bait niya. Tinuturuan niya ako sa scenes namin together. Kapag nagi-stutter ako, ginagabayan niya ako. 

"Si Sean naman, nakatrabaho ko na sa ‘Taya’ and he’s very friendly. Nagkukulitan kami sa set.”

What’s the most difficult sexy scenes she did? 

“Wala namang mahirap sa pinagawa sa’kin, kasi si Direk Law, he really guides us to make sure ready kami sa mga ginagawa namin sa harap ng camera. 

"Sa love scenes, kinabahan ako but sina Sir Jay and Sean, very helpful and I just leaned on them kasi very caring sila. After each delicate scene, they cover me up right away.  

"I’m just thankful when I met yung expectations ni Direk. Abangan nyo yung sexy scenes, kasi puro pasabog talaga yun.” 

How does she feel that she’s now competing with AJ Raval as Vivamax' top sexy young star? 

“Friends kami ni AJ so we’re not rivals. Also, I don’t want to compare myself with others kasi lahat naman kami may kanya-kanyang talents na ipapakita. 

"I just promise na kahit anong role ibigay sa akin, i will give it all my best para sa ikabubuti ng career ko. Kasi from cosplay and modeling, now nasa acting na ako and I really enjoy being before the camera.” 

How does her family and her boyfriend react to her going sexy? 

“I’m half Korean as my dad is in Korea. My mother is Pinay and she’s very supportive. She knows I love what I’m doing so she’s happy for me. 

"Basta ang importante, wala raw akong tinatapakang ibang tao. Wala po akong boyfriend now kasi mas focused ako sa career ko.”

Don’t miss “Mahjong Nights” when it goes streaming on Vivamax worldwide starting on November 12.