GMA-7 actor Dingdong Dantes reacts to fans' request that his wife Marian Rivera play his leading lady in the Descendants of the Sun Pinoy remake.
Dingdong, who is confirmed to be the lead actor, suggests that this is unlikely to happen.
"Alam niyo, siyempre, family first. Pinag-usapan namin yun," the Kapuso star tells PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) after his latest endorsement event this July 10.
"Sa ngayon, may mas malaki siyang role na kailangan gampanan, which is to be the mother of the two kids that we have.
"Kahit secondary na yung pagiging wife muna, dahil siyempre iba yung stage ngayon dahil we have an infant."
In an earlier lifestyle event, Marian also reacted to fans' wish for her to be Dingdong's leading lady.
"Thank you naman kung ako ang kino-consider nila doon, pero hindi talaga alam ang isasagot ko," said the actress.
"Ang hirap mamili. May newborn ako, two months pa lang.
"Ang hirap kasing magsabi na yes, kaya kong gawin, hindi naman pala..."
Marian gave birth to their second child on April 16, 2019.
A week after that, GMA-7 announced that Dingdong will top-bill the local adaptation of the Korean drama.
LEADING LADY TO BE ANNOUNCED THIS MONTH?
A story conference for the Descendants of the Sun remake was held last July 9.
Dingdong was present at the conference with his fellow "Alpha Team members" (L-R) actors Jon Lucas, Lucho Ayala, Rocco Nacino, and Prince Clemente.
Jon, a former ABS-CBN star, will make his formal debut as a Kapuso actor in the remake.
As for Rocco, he was announced to be among the lead actors for the Descendants of the Sun local adaptation last June 20.
Despite the ongoing preparations for the series, a leading lady has yet to be officially announced.
But Dingdong teases the announcement might happen this month.
He says, "Very soon. I think hindi matatapos yung buwan, malalaman natin kung sino."