Carla Abellana guests once again on Showbiz Central yesterday, August 22, 2010, to answer some of the juiciest intrigues attached to her name.
But this time Showbiz Central does things a little differently. Instead of the questions coming from host Raymond Gutierrez, these come from three yet-to-be-indentified persons close to Carla. Dubbed as "special informants," the three grill Carla and make the Rosalinda star give her answers on live TV.
CHUNKY & ROCKY. The first informant: "Sino si Chunky at si Rocky? Sino mas mahal mo sa kanila?"
Before Carla answers, she explains that those names are her (Rocky) and Geoff Eigenmann's (Chunky) pet English bulldogs. "Iyong sa akin kasi mas nauna iyon, and male iyong akin. Si Geoff naman kamamatay lang ng kanyang Husky [Siberian Husky]. He felt really sad and decided to buy one for himself. Siyempre mas mahal ko so Rocky, kasi he's my dog and he's named after the original one who was my dog of 12 years."
CAREER & LOVE LIFE. The next informant asks a juicier question: "Kung posible na ipagsabay mo ang showbiz career at love life at balikan ka ng iyong ex-boyfriend, babalikan mo ba siya?"
"Puwedeng-puwede naman ipagsabay," Carla answers the question about juggling career and lovelife.
"If he would come back, depende iyan. I guess it would be easier now kasi adjusted na ako and sanay na sa schedule. Pero depende iyan kung we still have feelings for each other. Depende iyan kung mag-uusap o magkita kami."
Well, does she and her ex [who is JC Intal, by the way] still communicate?
"Yeah," reveals Carla. "Nagkakamustahan, ganoon."
Does Geoff react in any way to the fact she's still in speaking terms with JC?
"Wala naman. He knows that naman."
BIRTHDAY SURPRISE. A third question: Geoff gave a suprise birthday present to Carla on her recent birthday. Does his gesture make her gush?
"Oo naman!" smiles Carla. "String quartet iyon! I was done very early in the taping at siya hindi pa. So, ayaw nila ako paalisin. Hindi ko alam kung bakit, so stay naman ako. At 12 midnight I left na without anybody knowing na nakatakas ako. So tinawagan ako ng road manager na bumalik dito. So, pagbalik ko sa Makati City Hall, may string quartet na nagpe-play sa hall ng songs."
"Madami," Carla says. "May 'Close to You', 'Tatooed on My Mind', 'Happy Birthday,' and several other songs."
NOT YET ON. The time comes for Carla to guess the three informants. Carla has a hard time guessing. She fails to name them and, to her amusement, she is made to answer the Ultimate Question of the day.
Raymond asks, "Matagal na kayong nali-link ni Geoff pero never pa nalilinaw ang totoong status ninyo at ng relasyon niyo. Last birthday surprise na sinet-up ni Geoff, e, noong gabi din iyon was the night na nag 'Yes' ka at sinagot mo siya?"
"Wow! That's a question?" beams Carla. But to the disappointment of the SC audience, she answers, "Hindi. Hindi ko siya sinagot nang gabing iyon. Ang cheesy naman, birthday ko pa. We're not officially together talaga. Maniwala kayo o hindi, hindi talaga."
How then can she explain the closeness she has with her co-star?
"We have something special, and you know that we're more than friends," explains Carla. "But not quite boyfriend-girlfriend siya. Marami pa kaming dreams, e. Ako, if you would ask me, takot ako ma-compromise ang work, if ever. Kung mag-aaway kami, e, may mangyayari sa trabaho namin. Maraming dahilan, e. Ayoko magmadali. It is not easy to jump into a relationship right away kasi kaka-end ko lang ng isang relationship na matagal. And then may hinihintay pa ako kay Geoff!"
What is this thing she's waiting for?
"Alam mo 'yan, Geoff!" she calls out, in between laughs.