Getting to be more gorgeous si Gerald Anderson as he faced the press once again for the birthday presscon of March-born talents ng Star Magic. The PBB teen from General Santos City turned 19 last March 7.
Bukod sa upcoming Maligno—kung saan magkatambal muli sila ni Kim Chiu at makakasama nila sina Claudine Barretto, Diether Ocampo, at Rafael Rossel—it was officially announced that Gerald will still play the leading man of Kim in the upcoming local version of the Korean soap My Girl.
Kung ikinaiyak ni Kim noon ang surprise news na siya ang bida sa My Girl, ikinatuwa naman ni Gerald na hindi pa rin siya papalitan na ka-love team ng dalaga kahit na napakalakas ng clamor na ibigay ang Julian role kay Sam Milby. Sa original Korean soap kasi ay mas matanda ang leading man sa leading lady.
STAYING WITH HIS MANAGER. During a one-on-one talk with Gerald, PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked him a sensitive question about an issue that has been churning around him and his manager-discoverer, entertainment columnist Jun Reyes. Si Jun din ang naka-discover at unang manager ni Joross Gamboa at ng Star Magic Batch 15 member na si Martin del Rosario.
Balita kasi na may problema rin daw sa management ni Jun kay Gerald—na nangyari noon kina Jun at Joross kung kaya nagpa-manage ang huli solely sa Star Circle noon and lately kay Becky Aguila na—that Gerald's American father secretly bought the management right kay Jun for half a million pesos.
"Hindi po totoo ‘yan," walang gatol na sagot ni Gerald. "For one, my father doesn't meddle with my career. He's just there to guide me and support me and accompany me once in a while sa mga out of town tapings. Wala kaming problema ni Kuya Jun, I don't know where they got that. Last year pa lang tinatanong na po yan sa akin."
We reminded Gerald na last year, ang kuwestiyon sa kanya kung gagaya rin ba siya kay Joross na magbu-bolt out kay Jun. It was around that time during his birthday month din nang tumiwalag si Joross kay Jun.
"But we don't have a problem with my manager. I will stay with him and with Star Magic," sabi ni Gerald.
Like all stars under the Star Magic department of ABS-CBN na may manager, co-management ang contract.
Last question kay Gerald, kapag nagtapos ba ang kontrata nila ni Jun, will he sign up again with him?
"Yes," ang sagot ni Gerald.