Jerome Ponce explains the real reason why he will no longer be part of the upcoming film Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wi-Fi.
Pinoy Boyband Superstar finalist Markus Paterson eventually replaced Jerome.
Produced by Regal Films, the movie directed by Jun Lana will be top-billed by Jameson Blake and Sue Ramirez.
Jerome confirmed that he was supposed to be part of Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wi-Fi.
“Kinuha ako ni Direk do’n. May usapan na gagawin ko,” he revealed in an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at the press conference of Walwal, his upcoming movie with Kiko Estrada, Elmo Magalona, and Donny Pangilinan.
However, shooting for Walwal coincided with the shooting schedule of Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wi-Fi so Jerome had to decide to give up the latter project.
“Di kinaya ng schedule.
“May sinabi pa sa akin from Star Magic na parang parehas ang shooting schedule.”
The young actor stressed that this was the only conflict and nothing more.
“Nagulat lang ako, na nakaka-sad.
“Pero wala, e.
“Sabay daw talaga yun ang schedule.
“Sabi ko, ‘Ah, okay,’ kesa sa ipilit.”
What’s his reaction on being replaced by Markus?
Jerome replied, “Wala naman po akong reaction. I don’t know what to feel, may ire-react ba ako o wala?
“Nasa movie [Walwal] ang focus ko, so, 'yon… okay naman.
“Nice. At least, siyempre napunta siya [kay Markus].
“Congrats, siyempre kapwa artista.”
Walwal also stars Kisses Delavin, Jane de Leon, Sophia Senoron, and Devon Seron. It will open on cinemas on June 27.