Even Mart Escudero was surprised at the smooth working relationship between him and ex-flame Jennica Garcia when they were doing GMA-7's upcoming SRO Cinemaserye offering, Reunion.
"Sa totoo lang nung unang taping day namin akala ko may magbabago. Akala ko mangangapa kami pero surprisingly walang ilangan," Mart told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last Friday, September 11, at the GMA Network Center in Quezon City.
What made everything more startling was that Mart had not been given enough time to prepare himself for the meeting. After their breakup, the ex-lovers were no longer on speaking terms.
"Nalaman ko na lang na si Jennica ang kasama ko the evening before ng taping namin," he said.
By the way, Mart is the nephew of presidential candidate Sen. Francis Escudero.
At Marian Rivera's birthday party, held at the Imperial Palace Suites last August 20, Mart openly admitted to PEP that he is pursuing Jennica anew. Both parties, however, would rather not divulge the reason behind their breakup, saying, "Sa amin na lang po 'yon."
We asked Mart again last September 11 about the status of his relationship with the daughter of Jean Garcia.
"Ganun pa rin naman po," he shyly replied before continuing, "pero okay po kami." The 19-year-old actor added that working with Jennica gave him the chance to rekindle his feelings toward the actress.
But Mart keeps his pursuit of Jennica in check so as not to affect their working relationship.
"Siyempre sa trabaho kailangan professional. Dapat huwag mong dadalhin sa trabaho kung ano mang personal na problema or issue meron ka," Mart said in closing.