Rhian Ramos and Zanjoe Marudo, the lead stars of the upcoming movie Fallback, admitted that they have had "fallback" relationships in the past.
In the movie, a "fallback" is defined as someone who becomes a reserved option of a man or a woman whose current relationship is on the rocks.
During the bloggers' conference of the movie last November 7, the two lead stars of the film recalled how they entered into "fallback" relationships.
Rhian candidly revealed that she once experienced being a fallback.
"Yung na-experience ko is ako yung naging fallback noong una. He was in a relationship and he was making me ligaw at the same time.
"Pero hindi ko maseryoso because obviously, he's in a relationship. So I went into a different direction tapos na in love ako sa iba and then noong nagkaboyfriend na ako, siya naman yung nagbreak with his girlfriend.
"So at the back of my head, iniisip ko talaga siya, 'Ah, kung kailan naman!' Parang ganon.
"So parang in some way, mentally, fallback ko siya. Kasi iniisip ko lang what if it doesn't work out, sana single pa rin siya."
Eventually, she entered into a relationship with her fallback guy, whom she admitted is a celebrity.
"Natuloy 'yon. Pero messy siya so parang I would not probably consider that again, siguro, at this point."
As for Zanjoe, he once had a fallback girl who eventually became his girlfriend.
"Hindi ko siya ex. Parang ka-M.U. [mutual understanding] tapos may gusto akong iba. Parang na in love ako sa ibang babae. Teenager pa ako.
"So ganun, parang M.U. kami tapos parang na in love ako dun sa isang girl. Tapos noong hindi natuloy, noong parang nagkaproblema, hindi nagwork. Tinuloy ko, parang yun yung naging girlfriend ko."
Did this girl know that she was a fallback?
Zanjoe answered, "Alam niya kasi nagpaalam ako, e. E, siyempre sasabihin niya, okay, pero wala naman kasing commitment so deep inside siyempre, masakit yun. Pero sa kanya din naman ako bumagsak, e!"
In the film, which opens on November 15, Rhian plays a location manager whose relationship with her current boyfriend (Daniel Matsunaga) is on the rocks.
She then accidentally crosses paths again with her ex-boyfriend (Zanjoe) who she makes as her fallback.