John Lloyd Cruz says the success of his portrayal in every movie has a lot to do with his director. In the case of Unofficially Yours, his sixth project with Direk Cathy Molina, "Ilang pelikula na ang pinagsamahan namin, buo yung tiwala ko sa kanya."


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How about working with his girlfriend Shaina Magdayao?

A pause before answering, "Well, hindi siya... hindi namin siya ini-entertain. Kung by choice, I don't think I'll choose to do it."

Has she watched his film?

"Hindi pa," he replies.

His girlfriend had a minor accident that injured her "ligament" after her number at the ASAP 2012 last Sunday, February 25.

According to John Lloyd, "Medyo grabe talaga... Hanggang ngayon, maga pa siya...

"Hopefully, bago matapos yung run ng movie, mapanood niya para hindi na bumili ng pirated."

The venue vibrates with laughter.

John Lloyd quips, "Joke lang yun."

He's obviously in high spirits.

Aside from the fact the he is currently controversy-free, he resumes, "My personally life is doing very well—with Shaina and my family—so I have nothing to complain..."

How did he celebrate Valentine's Day?

His answer: "Nag-premiere night ako but the following day, post-Valentines, nag-dinner lang kami. We found a special place sa New Manila..."

But unlike most couples, "Wala...walang regalo."

The only time they get to buy gifts for each other is when they're abroad.