Given his much-publicized dating history, Dennis Trillo was teased by entertainment reporters that he fits the bill of being given the title role in The One That Got Away (TOTGA).
The One That Got Away is GMA Network’s newest sexy romantic comedy slated as an opening salvo for Kapuso primetime block beginning January 2018.
When prodded about him being the one who breaks up with his exes, the 36-year-old Dennis said he doesn’t want to sound presumptuous by proclaiming that his past ladyloves considered him their TOTGA when their respective relationships ended.
“Hindi ganun tingin ko sa sarili ko. Pero ginagawa ko lahat para at least walang masabing hindi maganda yung mga naging partners ko.”
However, Dennis said that he’d rather be considered someone’s TOTGA than be tagged as a “walang kuwentang ex.”
He continued, “Personally, kapag ako nagmahal binibigay ko lahat.
"Kahit magkahiwalay kami, hindi nila ako makakalimutan.
"Talagang pinapa-experience ko sa kanila yung the best experience na puwedeng makuha ng isang partner sa isang relationship siyempre.
Does he believe in staying friends with an ex?
He answered, "Meron akong exes na kahit papa'no at peace ako sa kanila, friends pa rin.
"Feeling ko mas maganda yung ganun. Kasi kahit papa'no may pinagsamahan kayo and kahit papa'no sayang naman yun kung hindi kayo magiging magkaibigan."
Dennis had a solo presscon for The One That Got Away at Puradak Chicken Restaurant in Timog Avenue, Quezon City last October 18.
Dennis is playing the role of Liam, the ex-lover of three of GMA Network's dramatic actresses: Lovi Poe as Alex, Rhian Ramos as Zoe, and Max Collins as Darcy.
"Bukod sa magaganda sila, very talented silang tatlo," said Dennis when asked about working with three beautiful leading ladies for GMA Network's upcoming sexy romantic comedy series.
"First time ko sila makakatrabaho sa soap. Although nakatrabaho ko na yung iba sa guestings—Mapagkailanman with Rhian, Bubble Gang with Max, and sa movie na My Neighbor's Wife nakatrabaho ko si Lovi."
Of the three ladies, Dennis said that he's closest to Lovi.
"Si Lovi, siguro kasi matagal ko na siyang kilala before pa. Yung movie na ginawa namin five years ago. Before that, magkaibigan na kami."
He went on to say that he's excited to be portraying a character in a modern-day setting after his recently-concluded stint in the Kapuso telefantasya, Mulawin.
"Kahit anong trabaho naman po, whether it's light or heavy, may kanya-kanyang hirap.
"Like dito, yung challenge is working with the three girls dahil first time ko silang makakatrabaho.
"Nakakatuwa lang na kasi dun sa previous ko, Mulawin, wala akong permanent na love interest. Kung meron man very light.
"Ngayon bumalik ako sa pagkakaroon ng love team."