Earlier today, January 14, Solenn Heussaff made an intriguing statement during the press conference of her debut film titled My Valentine Girls.
"I'm always alone on Valentine's Day but this time it could be different," said the half-French, half-Filipina celebrity during the presscon held at the Imperial Palace Suites in Quezon City.
This led others to think that she is referring to Richard Gutierrez, her leading man in the three-part romantic movie that will open on February 9.
Aside from Solenn, Richard is also paired with Lovi Poe, Rhian Ramos and Eugene Domingo. Jillian Ward is cast as Richard's little sister in this movie co-produced by GMA Films and Regal Entertainment. (CLICK HERE to read more about this movie.)
Richard, on the other hand, said that he plans to celebrate the red-letter day with his leading ladies. "Of course, magkakasama kami ngayon Valentine's for this movie. Ang main objective namin right now is to give justice to our roles. Yun muna for now."
Is Richard already in a relationship with Solenn?
"We always get asked this question everytime. We always answer the same: We're friends," he said.
When pressed to state the real score between him and Solenn, he declared: "Let's see...if everybody stops asking."
Solenn was then asked if it's possible for her to fall for Richard. She looked at the GMA-7 actor for a few moments before saying, "Basta never say never."
She later clarified, "You don't really plan like 'this person I'm allowed to like, this person, I'm not.' Whatever happens, happens. I'm not saying, 'I'm never going to like him.'"
"I know a lot of people are curious and wondering coz we're close. But if you ask us every day, our answers will still be the same every day.
"If we were to get into anything, it happens over a period of time, not in an instant."
Instead of focusing on his closeness with the former Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown castaway, Richard insisted, "Solenn and I are really just friends. Our objective right now is to give a really good movie this Valentine's.
"And kung maraming tao na nangangarap o gustong magkatuluyan kami ni Solenn, panoorin na lang nila ang Valentine's movie namin. Makikita nila doon ang chemistry namin ni Solenn."
To date, Richard and Solenn have not yet shot their kissing scene for the movie. He said, "I'm ready [for it]... Let's see how it goes. Napakahusay na director ni Direk Andoy [Ranay]. I'm sure it's gonna come out nice."
For her part, Solenn commented, "He looks like a good kisser so I can only be happy. It's also exciting for me to do my first kissing scene so I'll probably be a little bit nervous because there'll be a lot of people in the room, but I'm not really scared."
ON HER UPCOMING ALBUM. Solenn's brother, Erwan Heussaff, appeared briefly on Survivor Philippines while she was still part of GMA-7's reality show. Is he open to the possibility of joining showbiz?
"My brother is very anti-showbiz and having a girlfriend from showbiz, he doesn't want to coz there's always press around and people are always talking about you. He doesn't want that," said Solenn.
Erwan is currently being linked to ABS-CBN actress Anne Curtis.
"Pero when I have my album out, he's going to do one song with me. That's one thing you can look forward to," said Solenn with a smile.