Coco Martin on leading lady Sarah Geronimo: "Siya yung nagsasabi sa akin na, 'Co, yakapin mo ako.'"

"Hindi siya nagpapakita ng limitasyon," says Coco Martin about Sarah Geronimo (left), his leading lady in Maybe This Time. Ruffa Gutierrez (right) is cast as the other leading lady of Coco in this Star Cinema movie that will open on May 28, 2014.



Coco Martin is surprised to see a more liberal Sarah Geronimo while working on their new movie.

Coco revealed this during the press conference of the movie Maybe This Time held earlier today, May 15, at the Dolphy Theater.

The ABS-CBN actor observed that Sarah changed from the time he got to work with her in the music-serye IDOL that aired in 2010.

"Sa IDOL, may ilangan pa kasi first time kami magka-work," recalled Coco.

When he got to work with Sarah again this 2014, the actor was surprised to see how she had changed.

"Ako nabibigla kay Sarah," declared Coco.

"Dati halos hindi ko siya mahawakan...Ako na nagugulat.

"Kasi siyempre love story, siya yung nagsasabi sa akin na, 'Co, yakapin mo ako.'

"Ako naman nagkakaroon ako ng lakas ng loob kasi siya yung nagsasabi na ‘wag na ako mahiya."

He also said about his leading lady: "Ang sarap niyang katrabaho.

"Pinapakita niya na pantay-pantay tayo dito."

At this point, Coco revealed that they both enjoyed the times when they shot their kilig scenes in the movie.

"Nakakalimutan ko si Sarah...yung character na yung nakikita namin sa set.

"Minsan hindi na tinuturo ni Direk [Jerry Sineneng] kung anong gagawin.

"Nae-enjoy namin ang harutan at landian.

"Hindi siya nagpapakita ng limitasyon.

"Lalo akong nasurprise. Nakita ko ang maturity niya.

"Kung gaano ako kabigat sa mga teleserye ko, sobra naman akong light dito."

When Sarah was asked about her working experience with coco, the Popstar Princess said: "Forever kong iche-cherish yung first time na nagkatrabaho kami sa IDOL. We never got the chance na mas makilala ang isa’t isa, mas ma-improve pa ang rapport namin as a love team.

"This time, nabuo ang magandang working relationship namin ni Coco. Tulungan kami ni Coco dito and na-appreciate ko.

"Isa siyang thinking actor. Parang siyang director."

In a previous interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Sarah referred to her leading man as a "thinking actor."

(READ: Sarah Geronimo describes leading man Coco Martin as a “thinking actor”)



Maybe This Time is directed by Jerry Sineneng and written by Anton Santamaria and Melai Monge. It tells a love story centered on Steph Asuncion (Sarah Geronimo) and Tonio Bugayong (Coco Martin).

Steph and Tonio are polar opposites and the only thing they have in common is the fact that they fell in love with each other. Circumstances beyond their control eventually compelled them to trek separate paths and lead different lives until they finally meet after so many years to confront an unfinished business that may or may not be resolved.

After leaving Steph, Tonio became involved with an unlikely girlfriend in the person of Monica (Ruffa Guttierez) who happens to be the boss of Steph in the PR firm she is working for. Moinca instructs Steph to transform and reinvent Tonio for him to fit into Monica’s world.

In the trailer of the film, Sarah's character and Coco's character are shown to have had a special bond in the past but they did not have any closure.

In their confrontation scene, Sarah's character tells him: "There was never an us."

At another incident, the young lady asks him to do one thing:

"There was never an us, there will never be an us. So, please, don't flirt with me."

During the press conference, the stars were asked if they experienced being in a situation wherein a third party took away their loved one.

"Wala pa. Virgin pa ang puso ko," said Coco with a smile.

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