Gerald Anderson is happy and excited that he will be reunited with former co-star and good friend Jake Cuenca in a TV series.
The two are set to star in ABS-CBN’s new teleserye Because You Love Me, which is produced by the business unit Dreamscape Entertainment.
During the media announcement of the new TV series yesterday, April 28, at the ELJ Building, Gerald said that he and Jake had been wishing that they would have the opportunity to work with each other again.
It can be remembered that Jake and Gerald played the twins David Garcia Jr. in the 2009 drama series Tayong Dalawa.
Aside from that, Jake is also Gerald's co-star in his first TV series Sana Maulit Muli way back in 2007.
“Ang tagal na namin gustong magsama ulit, e. Nagpipitch na kami, nag-iisip kami ng konsepto. And then this came along.
“Si Jake ang unang nagconfirm bago ako, e. Ito nakakatawa, nagconfirm si Jake tapos pinitch sa akin.
“Tapos that night lumabas ako with friends, nakita ko si Jake sa bar.
“Lumapit agad si Jake, [tinanong niya,] ‘O ano bro, tinanggap mo na?’
“[Sagot ko,] ‘Oo bro, tinanggap ko na!”
He also said that his new show Because You Love Me, which is directed by Dan Villegas, is close to his heart because it talks about the struggles of triathletes.
“It’s a very personal show sa akin kasi alam ko pinagdadaanan ng mga triathletes.
“And alam ko yung sport, yung image niya is pangmayaman because you have to imagine yung bike, two hundred thousand, three hundred thousand.
“Yung magsi-swim ka pa sa pool but ipapakita namin sa mga tao na kaya niyong gawin.
“Ito yung paraan kasi ako si Nino, lumaki ako sa probinsya pero natuto ako lumangoy kasi kailangan, sinisisid ko yung mga tahong, so yun yung background ko.
“Kailangan ko tumakbo sa school.”
The series also stars Yen Santos as Gerald and Jake’s leading lady.
MOVIE WITH BEA. Aside from this teleserye, Gerald will also work with ex-girlfriend Bea Alonzo in an upcoming movie.
This is the first time that the two will be working in a project after their short-lived romance in 2010.
Earlier that day, Gerald and Bea had a story conference for their new Star Cinema film that will also directed by Direk Dan.
Without bringing up their past relationship, Gerald was asked how it feels working with Bea for the first time.
The 27-year old actor answered, “Never kami nagsama ni Bea, first time naming magsasama which makes everything more exciting kasi pangarap ko yun.
“Napapanood ko siya [dati] sa TV, you imagine how I feel.
“This is a very surreal moment in my life na makakasama ko siya [sa pelikula].”
He also gave a hint regarding the plot of the movie.
“[Tungkol ito sa] Kung ano yung kaya mong i-sacrifice para sa mahal mo.
“Yung mag-aadjust kayo pero willing ka ba magsacrifice. Yung differences niyo and it’s a very exciting movie. Very natural.”