As he turned 22 years old last Monday, Gerald Anderson wished he could have both new projects and a special someone.
"Puwedeng sabay? Birthday ko naman," he said with a smile during his interview with Boy Abunda aired last Sunday, March 6, on The Buzz. (CLICK HERE to read related article)
At the birthday press conference prepared for him last Monday by Star Magic, the former Pinoy Big Brother teen housemate admitted that being single gives him a stress-free feeling. However, he did not deny that he misses being in a relationship.
In his interview last Sunday, he admitted that his former PBB housemate Kim Chiu was his first love. The long-time onscreen partners reportedly broke up last year. This was after Gerald was rumored to have dated fellow Kapamilya actress Bea Alonzo.
"In a way, iba rin pag may nagmamahal sa iyo, nag-aalaga sa iyo. Pero okay rin 'yong freedom. Nasa tao lang din kung ano ang mas gusto niya," Gerald told the media.
Although he enjoys being unattached right now, Gerald believes that someday he will find the right girl. (CLICK HERE to read related article)
And if that opportunity comes along, Gerald wishes that she would be just a simple girl.
He further described his ideal girl, "Maganda pero mas maganda 'yong ugali niya, masarap kasama. Kung stressed ako, may problema ako, puwede kong sabihin sa kanya, tutulungan niya ako. Just a simple girl na masarap kasama."
KEEPING HIS FOCUS. Since he's not romantically involved with anyone, Gerald pays full attention to his work.
"Okay na rin sa akin 'yong maging single muna. Focus muna sa trabaho at sa mga gagawin ko soon," said Gerald.
Gerald, who has been in the industry for almost five years, said he has received so many blessings as a celebrity.
Recalling the highlights of his career so far, he said, "Nag-start sa Sana Maulit Muli (2007), 'yong first show ko. Nagustuhan din ng mga tao 'yon. It was right after ng PBB na hindi naman ako actor, si Kim hindi naman actress noon, pero binigyan kami ng soap. So, doon pa lang naramdaman na namin ang support ng ABS-CBN."
Gerald also mentioned the hit TV series Tayong Dalawa as one of his memorable projects because it was a dream come true.
He related, "Actually, 'yong dream role ko, ginawa ko na sa Tayong Dalawa. 'Yon po talaga ang dream role ko. 'yong sundalo po ako.
"Kumbaga kasi, 'yong Tayong Dalawa, dream role ko 'yon kasi bago ako nag-artista, gusto ko talagang maging sundalo. Sa Tayong Dalawa medyo naramdaman ko na, 'Ah, sundalo ako.'"
Since he already topbilled several TV shows, Gerald wants to experience how it feels like to be a kontrabida.
"Actually, balita ko nga, mas challenging pa 'yon kaysa bida. So, kumbaga, kung may project, why not," he said.
The young actor is also open to portraying a gay character someday.
He said, "Siyempre, gusto ko rin ma-experience 'yong feeling na 'yon, na mapapanood ko ang sarili ko na gano'n ako.
"Siyempre, napapanood ko ang sarili ko na nag-a-action ako or nagda-drama ako. Gusto ko rin makita 'yong versatile part ng mga roles na kaya kong gampanan."
Then, he wished, "Sana mas challenging roles ang makukuha ko this year and from hereon."
Gerald is currently busy filming his upcoming movie with Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo titled Catch Me, I'm In Love. This will be shown in theaters starting March 23.