StarStruck first female winner Jennylyn Mercado is grateful about the success of her comeback TV project, the afternoon soap Paano Ba ang Mangarap? on GMA-7.
It can be recalled that the 22-year-old actress had a short vacation from showbiz when she became pregnant with her first child, Alex Jazz. On her comeback, she was paired again with her first screen partner and former boyfriend Mark Herras.
In an interview with the young actress during the press conference of Paano Ba ang Mangarap? this afternoon, May 28, Jennylyn said, "Masaya kasi hindi rin namin ine-expect na magiging ganito, e. Sobrang thankful kami sa lahat ng mga nangyayari."
She also mentioned how happy she is to be reunited with Mark. "Parang sanay na rin ako na kasama siya," she said.
Before people start to speculate, however, she clarified that her reunion with Mark is purely work. She explained, "Kumbaga, parang ito na lang ulit, binalik na lang ulit 'yong love team. Nakakatuwa lang kasi pagkatapos ng eksena, nagsisigawan ang mga staff, pati sila affected. Trabaho lang, trabaho."
WILLING TO WORK WITH PATRICK. While talking about working again with her former partner, Jennylyn was asked if she could also work with the father of Alex Jazz, Patrick Garcia.
"On the professional side siguro," she briefly replied.
The young actress said that she would just treat it as work and nothing more. She added that she would not set a limit if ever there would be a project with Patrick.
"Kasi para sa akin, kung trabaho, trabaho," she explained. "Katulad kay Mark, lahat ng ipinapagawa sa akin, kaya kong gawin. Kahit na may konting ilang, pero okay lang."
What if they were required to do a love scene?
"Hindi naman maiiwasan 'yon," she replied. "Kahit kami ni Mark, nagkaroon ng love scene, e. Ex na rin naman siya, e, pareho lang. Kapag trabaho, trabaho, iba po yung personal level."
When pressed with more questions about her former boyfriend, Jennylyn blurted, "Naku, si Patrick! Hindi pa ba tapos ang Patrick na 'yan?"
She added, "Ewan ko, parang closed na para sa akin si Pat, e. Well, siguro para sa akin trabaho lang, okay, kaya kong gawin [kung] trabaho lang."
After Paano Ba Ang Mangarap, which will end next week, Jennylyn will be seen in the weekly late-night teledrama SRO Cinema Serye: "Suspetsa." She will also be preparing for her next movie project, Gabriela Silang, where she will play the title role.