Walang kaso kay Benjamin Alves na second choice siya para sa papel ni Eldon sa Kapuso afternoon series na Dahil Sa Pag-ibig.
Replacement siya kay Rocco Nacino, na inilagay sa Pinoy version ng Descendants of the Sun.
“I can be tenth choice, I really don’t care, wala po sa akin yun,” sambit ni Benjamin sa mediacon noong Mayo 15, Miyerkules sa GMA Network.
“I can be the hundredth choice, it doesn’t matter with me.
“And the very fact that it’s Rocco first is actually a compliment.
"I feel like it’s a compliment because if they [GMA management] saw Rocco and they’re willing to take a risk with me, and that means feeling nila, kaya ko.
“And Rocco is my senior! So, feeling nila na kaya kong gampanan iyung role just as good as Rocco.
“So that’s a compliment for me, that’s why I wanna make sure na I do my best in it.
“And this isn’t the first time that’s happened, I’m sure everything has a process. What matters is who ends up getting the role.”
SON OF AN OFW
Naka-relate si Benjamin sa papel niya rito bilang OFW (overseas Filipino worker) dahil ang kanyang namayapang ama na si Eribert “Ebet” Sapida ay dating OFW.
“I’ve experienced being the son of an OFW,” lahad ng aktor.
“My dad was there for two years before we moved to Guam.
"So I’ve experienced, you know, what my mom… ito po yung time na wala pa pong email, so nagsusulatan pa sila."
Co-stars ni Benjamin sa Dahil Sa Pag-ibig sina Sanya Lopez, Winwyn Marquez, at Pancho Magno.
Maraming eksenang hubad si Pancho. Siya rin ba?
“Naku po! Opo!” at tumawa si Benjamin.