After months of being away from the spotlight, Judy Ann Santos is hoping to make a comeback on the big screen. Indie prince turned drama prince Coco Martin is reportedly being eyed to be her leading man.
In a previous interview, Coco said he would love to be given this rare opportunity. He was quoted as saying: "Bata pa lang ako pinapanood ko na si Ms Judy Ann...in Esperanza, Krystala.
For her part, Judy Ann also expressed her admiration for Coco, who is currently topbilling ABS-CBN’s primetime series Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. "Nakikita ko yung pagka-intense niya bilang aktor kaya gusto ko rin maranasang makatrabaho siya," Juday told entertainment website, PUSH, recently.
Though Juday clarified that the said project has yet to be finalized, she complimented the young actor for taking his acting career to heart. "Para sa akin naman kung talagang mahusay ang isang tao wala namang imposible. Nakikita ko kay Coco kung paano niya pinagbubuti yung trabaho niya, magaganda yung mga projects niya."
Versatile actress that she is, Juday is also preparing for her first stint as a TV host. She will share her passion for the culinary arts by hosting ABS-CBN’s upcoming reality cooking show, Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition.
Produced by the same team that adapted Pinoy Big Brother and The Biggest Loser for Philippine television, Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition is the local adaptation of the British show that features contestants aged 8 to 12.
Juday promises a kitchen culture that Pinoys can claim as their own: "Siyempre may mga ginagawa sa abroad na hindi mo puwedeng gawin dito sa Pilipinas kasi we have a different culture. Itong version natin for sure, makaka-relate ang maraming Pilipino habang nanonood sa mga bata."