Aside from overseeing the commercial release of his movie Alagwa, Jericho Rosales will soon start taping an ABS-CBN soap opera together with Angel Locsin and Maja Salvador. "I love Angel and I love Maja. Maja is kalog, Angel is super bait. I think we’re gonna have fun shooting. Si JC [de Vera], hindi ko pa masyado nakakasama,” Jericho told PEP.ph when asked about his first impression of his new leading ladies. 

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Being second choice is not such a bad idea.

This is according to Jericho Rosales, who replaced Paulo Avelino in ABS-CBN’s upcoming teleserye, which also topbills Angel Locsin, Maja Salvador, and JC de Vera.

“Alam mo, the way I look at it, ganito lang ‘yan, e.

“It doesn’t matter kung ano yung pinalitan mo, kung may pinalitan ka ba or ikaw yung ipinalit.

“If it’s fit for you, it’s fit for you. It has happened to me so many times,” said Jericho.

The actor was interviewed by PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other reporters at a press conference for his movie, Alagwa, this Thursday, October 3.

He further shared instances wherein being a second choice worked out for the best.

“Before, I was supposed to do Piolo [Pascual]'s role for Dekada ‘70. I didn’t do it because I had Pangako Sa’yo.

“But look what happened to Piolo. He won best actor. Yung Pangako Sa’yo was shown in different countries.

“It’s really the timing. It’s really the vision.

“I think God is controlling the situation. ‘Ok that’s it. I have plans for this project. Let’s put this guy.’”

At this point, Jericho would rather be positive about the project than dwell on pointless issues.

“Ako ngayon, di ko alam kung anong history niyan. Basta they said, ‘Echo, we want you to do this role.’ And I said, ‘Let’s do it. It’s about time.’

“I’ve been asking for a project with Angel and then idinagdag, sa wish ko ha, na kasama si Maja.”

This marks the first time that he will be working with Angel, Maja, and new Kapamilya star JC de Vera.