John Lloyd Cruz wouldn't insist if his two-time onscreen partner Sarah Geronimo decides not to do another sequel of their box-office movies A Very Special Love (2008) and You Changed My Life (2009).
In a separate interview, Sarah explained that their two movies had done so well in the box-office that she just wants to leave it at that. "Nakakatakot pang sundan," she said. (CLICK HERE to read related article.)
John Lloyd, on the other hand, said that he would respect whatever Sarah decides.
"Well, siyempre, hindi naman natin gagawin ang isang bagay kung ang ibang involved sa project ay medyo hesitant na," said the three-time Box Office King at the press conference of his Cherry Mobile endorsement yesterday, July 17, at Annabel's restaurant on Tomas Morato Ave. in Quezon City.
He added, "Kung gano'n, isang bagay siya na dapat i-take into consideration. Kasi, naniniwala ako doon sa energy. Kung merong isang part ng isang project na hindi na naniniwala, then para sa akin, parang wala nang sense na ituloy pa. I totally respect that."
However, if the management still wants to do another John Lloyd-Sarah film, the actor hopes that it will be a more "mature" project.
"Hopefully in the future, kung mabibigyan kami ng magandang materyal or project, sana kasabay ng kung paano nagma-mature ngayon ang Pinoy audience," said the 27-year-old actor. "Sana sumabay siya at hindi lang nakabase sa personal ang puwedeng maging success ng isang artista. Kumbaga, bigyan natin ng chance na makapag-offer sila ng isang bagay na out of their chosen craft or out of a good project or material para mag-improve lahat, di ba?"
John Lloyd also wishes their fans will still be there to support them. "Siyempre, hindi natin binibili ang mga naitulong sa atin ng fans. Talagang without them, wala rin naman kami," he said.
WORKING WITH KIM CHIU. At the media conference, John Lloyd welcomed Kim Chiu as his newest Cherry Mobile partner. Since they're both endorsing the brand already, the Kapamilya actor said it wouldn't be impossible to work with the 21-year-old actress in a future movie or television project.
"Sinasabi ko na sa kanya kanina dito, 'Puwede na tayong gumawa ng pelikula,'" he said.
John Lloyd thinks that with good material, their team-up will click with the audience.
"Sa pelikula or sa script, hindi mo puwedeng sabihin kung sino ba ang bagay o hindi. Kapag na-create 'yan sa istorya, sa script, sa characterization, anything is possible. Mayroon nga May-December affair, what more ang edad namin na hindi naman gaanong magkalayo. With a good script, a good writer or a good storyteller, I don't think it's impossible for me and Kim na makagawa ng isang pelikula na puwedeng mag-work."
Right now, John Lloyd is busy taping his upcoming teleserye with Angel Locsin titled Imortal. Kim just finished working on the recently concluded drama series Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo. She will appear on a weekly TV series Maling Akala with comedienne Ai-Ai delas Alas starting next Sunday, July 25, on ABS-CBN.