A lean, handsome Geoff Eigenmann tapes for "Lobo"

Geoff Eigenmann says he really wanted the role of AlexAragon in the ABS-CBN action fantasy series Lobo.



Ginulat ni Geoff Eigenmann ang buong staff ng Lobo safirst taping day niya last Monday, April 21. Ang laki kasi ng ipinayat nitongayon at bumagay naman sa kanya. Mas gumuwapo tuloy ang latest addition sacast ng Lobo.

May kinalaman kaya sa role niya bilang si Alex Aragon sa Loboang pagpapapayat niya?

"Oh, yeah! It does. Kasi nga trainer ako ni Angel. So, Ihave to look like someone who's into fighting and martial arts. ‘Tsaka for mypersonal being na rin, siyempre. Mas maganda kung healthy eating, healthyliving. A new side. Yun lang ‘yon pretty much," lahad ni Geoff nang makausapnamin siya sa asalto ng birthday ni Angel.

Bukod sa pagkain, isa rin sa mga ginawa ni Geoff parapumayat ay ang boxing sport.

"Puro boxing talaga I've been boxing for about ten monthsstraight now na almost every day. ‘Tapos healthy eating, less oil, allvegetables."

Ilang pounds ba ang nawala sa kanya?

"Ah, since I started about ten months ago... Istarted 190, now I'm 160, so, 30 pounds... pero yungweight loss nangyari lang nung latter months. So, ano naman, for my personalbeing talaga. ‘Tsaka maintenance na lang siya."

GEOFF AS ALEX ARAGON. Ano ang naging reaksyon niyanoong nakuha na niya finally ang role ni Alex Aragon sa Lobo?

"Ah, siyempre very excited. Kasi ako yung naisip nila forthat character. Kasi ang sabi pa nila sa akin I'll be parang in a love trianglewith Piolo [Pascual] and Angel. So, just being there with those two big names, ano na, parang big thing talaga siya saakin.

"'Tsaka, actually with this role, ang daming nagingcomplications, e. Kasi nawala siya sa akin after they told me na ako nga yungmagiging si Alex Aragon. Nawala siya sa akin kasi I was supposed to leave forthe States.

"Una akong in-offer-an about a month ago. Nagkaroon ngcomplications because I have to leavefor the States ng May. May problem sa scheduling. So, what happened was yung alis namin ng May, napaaga. We leftlast week. I got back last Sunday. Now I'm taping Lobo."

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Pumunta ng Amerika si Geoff for his green card.

"Naayos na namin lahat ‘yon. So now, I'm back here.

"Actually, nawala yung role sa akin. From Gabby Concepcion,to me, ‘tapos nawala sa akin yung role. So, I still had to audition for therole again.

"Nag-reading pa rin ako. Gusto ko talaga siyang gawin.Inayos talaga namin na makaalis ako earlier for the States at makabalik akoagad. I really wanted to be part of this project. Kaya very happy ako na natupad ko yung gusto kong mangyari andsana nga I do justice to the role. A very big role.

"Kasi si Alex, ano siya sa story, one of the directdescendants of one of the first Lobos in the old days. So, nasa aminyung family lineage and all that. And ako dapat yung chosen one pero ang totootalaga, si Angel."

FALLING IN LOVE WITH ANGEL. Speaking of Angel,posible bang ma-in love siya kay Angel off-cam?

"Bakit naman hindi? She's very beautiful, she's verytalented... Ah, she's very down-to-earth. So, bakit naman hindi? Given thechance, it's very possible."

Ano ang birthday wish niya kay Angel?

"Siyempre I wish her all the best, kasi she truly deserveseverything she has now and she deserves more. So, I wish all the best and moreblessings to come."

Kumusta naman ang lovelife ni Geoff?

"Still non-existent. Pero happy pa rin. I'm happy living mylife on my own. I'm happy with life."

May mga nagsasabi na hawig si Geoff kay Gabby. Aware ba siyana may resemblance sila ni Gabby?

"Wow! Flaterring. Siyempre Gabby Concepcion ‘yan, e."

Have they met?

"Yeah, I've already met him. We actually had dinner at myAunt's [Cherrie Gil] house. Nagka-dinner kami lahat. Some old friends werethere, sina Al Tantay, Amy Austria, Gabby was there. He met the family."

Napag-usapan ba nila ang tungkol sa role niya sa Loboat ang hindi pagkakatuloy ni Gabby sa teleserye?

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"Actually, wala. We didn't really get to talk. It was moreof a bonding nila, my dad [Michael deMesa], my aunt, bonding-bonding sila. Kami, we were just there to meet him,welcome him back," pagtatapos ni Geoff.


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