Jericho Rosales is enjoying his experience working with Malaysians for a local TV series.
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the media after the February 6 press conference of his movie ABNKKBSNPLAko, the Kapamilya actor described the differences he observed regarding TV production work in Malaysia.
“It’s fun working with the Malaysians. They work really fast,” said Jericho.
“They work really fast.
“To tell you honestly, we work everyday but I finish at 8 or 9, sometimes 4 p.m. or 6 p.m.
“Quality-wise, it’s good.
“It’s just smaller crew, like one-thirds of the normal crew here in the Philippines.
“They’re fun to work with as well.”
When asked to compare work done here in Manila and in Malaysia, Jericho pointed out, “What I just noticed is sa atin, marami tayong chika time sa set, which eats up so much [time].
“With them, we do chika, enjoy sila, but their goal is always to go home early.
“‘Yon lang ‘yong difference na masasabi ko.”
“In terms of working environment, I find them fun to work with.
“Siyempre, tayo rin iba ‘yong dedication natin sa pag-produce ng mga [teleserye] dito sa Pilipinas.”
The Malaysian crew, together with Jericho, taped some scenes here in Manila recently.
In a prior interview, Jericho said he will also be taping scenes in Australia for a Malaysian TV series.
CAREER IN MALAYSIA. The Legal Wife actor is happy that he’s given another chance by Malaysian TV network Astro to appear in a local TV series.
The same network aired Pangako Sa’yo, Jericho’s successful TV drama with his ex-girlfriend Kristine Hermosa, in Malaysia.
It was through this teleserye that Jericho and Kristine became popular in the country.
In 2008, Jericho co-starred with Malaysian actress Carmen Soo in Kahit Isang Saglit, which was co-produced by ABS-CBN and Malaysian production outfit Double Vision.
The series was aired in Malaysia, at the same time it was shown on Philippine primetime TV.
“I’m just so happy that God gave me this opportunity to work with Malaysians, to revive the career sa Malaysia,” Jericho stated.
With his return to Malaysian television, is Jericho thinking about pursuing a career there?
“I’m actually thinking about it because it has started,” admitted Jericho.
“Kumbaga, may mga nagpaparamdam na ituluy-tuloy ko na ‘yong career ko sa Malaysia.
“I’m trying to think of a way kung papaano ko maidi-divide ‘yong time ko sa Malaysia at saka dito.
“Ultimate dream ko naman is to go international.
“We’re just so thankful that Astro, the TV station, is giving me so much support. I actually worked on a movie already for Malaysia.”
But Jericho was quick to clarify that there are no definite plans yet.
He reiterated, “Iniisip ko lang kasi I don’t wanna leave my career here sa Manila. This is still home.”