Piolo Pascual did not know what to say when he was asked what the real score was between him and Lovers in Paris leading lady KC Concepcion. This happened during the show's press conference last night, September 17, at the Dolphy Theater of the ABS-CBN building.
It took the matinee idol a few seconds before actually answering the question. While looking at KC, who was seated beside him, he said: "Ah, paano ko ba sasagutin 'to? Kasi po, ang nangyari kasi, during the course of time... Isa sa mga separate interviews namin, siyempre given na kapag prepared ka, sabihin na ganito, 'What's the real score?' We just decided na siguro mag-focus na muna kami dito sa show. Because whatever we say, it will be cliché already, e. Parang magka-partner kayo, sabihin na kayo, aminin ninyong kayo, 'tapos pagkatapos ng show, wala na."
He also said it would be better if he and KC answered the question after the one-season only Pinoy version of the Koreanovela Lovers in Paris.
The multi-awarded actor and now-producer told the media: "Just to be fair to the show, parang gusto po namin na mag-focus muna ang mga tao doon sa character namin, kung sino si Vivian [KC] at sino si Carlo [Piolo]. Then, kung ano po ang mangyayari after the show, siguro it's better for us to answer that question. You know, just answer that after the show.
"Parang for us, to be fair also, nagkakasakitan din po kahit papaano because of judgment from other people, sa mga quotes namin, sa mga sagot namin. Para maprotektahan din naman po ang relationship namin, ang friendship namin, I think it's better na sabihin namin na chill muna."
When the question was directed at KC, she smiled and also steered clear of a direct answer: "Ay naku, mas naunang na-in love si Carlo kay Vivian dito. Hindi niya alam in love na siya, hindi niya alam."
Several months ago, the two very attractive young stars were frequently asked about their relationship. It will be recalled that Piolo admitted on The Buzz that he was courting KC Concepcion and that he treated her as someone special.
In the same episode, KC was asked if Piolo had a chance to have a romantic relationship with her. Her reply: "We'll see, we'll see na lang. Wala namang negative kay PJ [Piolo's nickname] na nakikita ko. Ang pinakaimportante kung ano lang yung nakikita mo sa tao pag kayong dalawa na lang. Kami yung laging magkasama. Marunong siyang ipa-smile ako." (Click here to read related article)
FIRST TEAM UP. Both Piolo and KC shared the excitement they felt when they found out they would be working with each other in the romance-serye Lovers in Paris.
Since this is her first teleserye, KC was glad that she would be doing the project with her celebrity crush.
"Isa ako sa mga humahanga kay Piolo, hindi lang sa Pilipinas as a girl pero sa amin na ring mga Kapamilya. Ang dami ring I know na gustong makatrabaho siya. So, it's really a big, big blessing for me na sa kanya pa ako na-pair this time. And I'm really happy."
Piolo, on the other hand, feels blessed to be able to work with the daughter of Megastar Sharon Cuneta and former heartthrob Gabby Concepcion.
He stated, "Siyempre naman ang mabigyan ka ng ganitong opportunity, masasabi mo na ibang klaseng istorya naman. Very nervous [ako], but I'm very excited kasi makikita na naman tayo sa TV every night. Beyond that, I'm very excited because I'm paired with KC. That is a dream project for me. When it was offered to me, ang sabi ko talaga, 'With KC Concepcion, it's a blessing.'"
Although they have both decided not to talk about their personal relationship in public, Piolo admitted that he wanted to know more about his leading lady in this soap opera.
"It's a blessing that we got a chance to work together and mas maging close pa kami. Magkaroon pa ng magandang blessing na magkasama sa trabaho and mabigyan ng chance na to become closer not just professionally, but also personally," Piolo said.