The Philippine-Malaysian co-production Kahit Isang Saglitwill be airing its finale by December 12 on ABS-CBN and soon after, DVDcopies of the teleserye will be made available to the public. The KapamilyaNetwork hosted a thanksgiving press conference last December 3 for the major stars of the showwho will soon be seen in Malaysia when the TV show airs there in January2009.
During the presscon, Jericho Rosales was asked by the press to reveal whetheror not he felt something for his two leading ladies, Cristine Reyes and Malaysianactress Carmen Soo, while they were taping their show Kahit Isang Saglit.
"Carmen has a very strong character and I like that abouther," observed Echo. "She's very intelligent and straightforward. Na-challengetalaga ako nung umpisa. At first, I was very sungit and hindi ko siyapinapansin, si Carmen, nung umpisa. And she told me that in the beginning, Iwasn't nice to her. I was quiet because na-challenge ako dahil sinasabihan akona lahat ng leading ladies ko, nililigawan ko, e.
"To be honest with you guys, when you're acting with someone, you can actuallyfeel it. Minsan, inaalam ko ang boundaries ko. There were times when I looked atCarmen in a very different way. I was thinking, ‘Could she be?' Puwede kaya orpotential kayang ligawan mo?'
"The timing is very perfect dahil alam n'yo naman yung pinagdaaanan ko. Carmenand I already have a very good understanding regarding things like that. Carmenis an extremely likeable person and she's very beautiful."
He later added: "Natural naman sa isang lalaki yun, e. Siyempre single namanako, di ba, so siyempre mapagiisip-isip ka rin minsan. I'm just using my head."
With regards to Cristine, who plays a tomboyish character named Alona, he hadthis to say: "I was very dyahe ako to work with her. I tried to be veryprofessional on the set with her. [Meron siyang] gandang nakakasilaw!
Echo then recalled his initial impression of his Malaysianco-star Carmen. "Medyo tinatantiya ko lang yung sarili ko. I mean, I know thatpuwede naman siyang maging kaibigan and now we're good friends talaga.Siguro to spend time with someone is good kasi kung gusto mong kaibiganin yungisang tao, kahit kaibigan lang, talagang you spend time with him or her, di ba?E, yung time, yung nagkasama kami ni Carmen sa Malaysia, nag-hang out kami,nakilala ko siya."
He mentioned that Carmen has been single for about a year now.So why is he preventing himself from falling in love with his leading lady?
"No, there's a time for that. This one [heart] is healing, it's in repair. Sothis one [points to his head] is doing pretty well right now."
Echo says that the good thing about being single is that he can developfriendships with members of the opposite sex without any romantic involvement.
"Ang magandang nangyari sa akin, kaya kong maging friends with kahit na sino.Kaya kong maging kaibigan na walang intensiyon na iba."
GLAD FOR HEART. After the press conference,Echo was asked if he heard the news that his former girlfriendHeart Evangelista now has a boyfriend named Francisco Delgado. (Click HERE to read related article.)
"Yeah, I heard... I just promised myself not to talk about it anymore because Itried many times na rin, pero I'm really happy if she's happy. And napanood koyung show niya [GMA-7's Luna Mystika] and I saw yung mga commercials niya, andI'm really happy for her din kasi she's doing well. So, my prayers have beenanswered. So, yun lang yun," he said.
Has he moved on already, just like Heart?
Echo paused beforeanswering, "Okay na ako."
Is he thinking about getting a girlfriend soon?
"Uhm, hindi muna ngayon."
When does he plan to be in a relationship again?
"We'll see.Uhm, I've been praying, I've been praying about it. So, we'll see."
When asked about his Christmas wish for himself, Echo responded by saying, "Ijust want to make my family happy. And gusto ko lang i-restore yung family ko.It's not that wasak-wasak kami, but ibig sabihin, mag-bonding lang kami ulit, diba? Maraming naka-miss, e. Pati rin mga friends ko. And I wish that good thingswill continue and then if ever man merong challenge na dumating sa buhay ko, I'm still strong likenow, kung ano man ako ngayon."
ON KRISTINE HERMOSA. This Saturday, December 6, Jericho will be seen onTV again with his former girlfriend and Pangako Sa 'Yo leading lady,Kristine Hermosa. How did it feel like when he worked with her again?
"Nabuhay yung mga memories. Ang dami niyang kinuwento sa akin. I'm very excitedfor us both. When I actually saw her, nag-shake hands pa kami e. Sabi namin,‘Sige, let's work, ha?'"
They say that love is lovelier the second time around. Doeshe believe in this saying?
He merely said, "Let's see. Only God knows what willhappen to my life. Pero for now, I just wanna work, gusto ko lang maging pro.Kaya naman siguro namin i-handle yun."
Did he notice anything different about Kristine?
"Natuwa lang ako kasi she's more mature now. Kung ano man yung mga dati namingano, tawa lang kami nang tawa sa set. So pinagtatawanan namin yung mga away namindati, yung mga kalokohan namin dati. So that's a good thing. And then I left forCanada."
How did he feel during their kissing scene?
"Hindi kami makapag-kiss, hindikami maka-concentrate kasi tawa kami nang tawa. Kasi naman, first day namin,first time namin magtatrabaho after five years, then maghahalikan kaming dalawa.One take lang yun. Panoorin n'yo na lang."
Does he still feel their chemistry together?
"Yes, very much. Tinatanong ko rinang sarili ko if it will work. Yung excitement ko nandun, e, nasa kanya rin.Pinagmamasdan ko rin yung tao sa paligid."
This episode, set during the ‘60s, will be shown on ABS-CBN's Maalaala Mo Kayathis Saturday, December 6.