Mark Herras was the guest celebrity at yesterday's "Behind The Wall" segment of Showbiz Central. The young actor was asked three questions by three "secret informants" who are all close to him.
The twist in this interview was that he had no idea who the "secret informants" were since they were hidden behind a panel and their voices were intentionally garbled. Later on the show, if Mark failed to guess the identities of all three informants then he would have to answer the "ultimate question," like it or not.
HEART EVANGELISTA. The first secret informant asked, "Alam kong pareho tayong nagagandahan sa co-star mong si Heart Evangelista. Hindi ka ba kinakabahan na baka ma-develop ka sa kanya?"
"Actually, hindi kinakabahan, e," Mark answered. "Nandito pa kami sa point na nahihiya ako with the scenes na ginagawa ko with Heart. Kahit noong pictorial, e, parang medyo tensiyonado ako and parang awkward."
Why would he be shy towards his co-star?
"One thing is that maganda talaga si Heart," admitted the Bad Boy of the Dance Floor. "Pangalawa, award-winning actress siya ng GMA. And pangatlo, first time ko naging ka-love team si Heart, e.
Concerning his relationship with Heart right now, Mark said that they have a bonding thing going on and that he is happy with what they both have right now, professionally.
"I'm happy na nakakapag-bonding kami, like kuwentuhan or something," smiled Mark.
Mark and Heart will star in the upcoming primetime series Langit sa Piling Mo.
CAREER OVER LOVELIFE. The second secret informant asked, "Napakaganda ng takbo ng career mo ngayon, pero kung sakaling kailanganin, handa ka ba bang iwan ito para sa lovelife mo?"
After a short pause, Mark answered, "With Ynna [Assistio] naman at sa trabaho, e, alam naman nila na ang priority ko talaga is trabaho. So iyong commitment and getting married, e, kung gagawin ko 'yon, not this time. Sa right time, at ayoko madaliin din. Ngayon, nasa stage ako na maraming trabahong pumapasok. Ayokong sayangin mga opportunity na ibinibigay sa akin ng GMA at balewalain iyon."
The third secret informant asked, "Sinabi ni Nadia [Montenegro, Ynna's mother] na gusto na daw niyang maging masaya kayo ni Ynna habang buhay. Handa ka bang iwan ang pamilya mo at magpakasal na?"
"Hindi," said Mark. "Pagdating naman doon, e, siyempre family ko ever since. Pag dumating ang time na kailangan ko na magpakasal, e, automatic naman talaga na nangyayari 'yan. Hindi pa ngayon at matagal-tagal pa."
It has been said that Mark is already forgetting about his family because of Ynna. "Hindi totoo iyan," he said.
MARK GETS IT RIGHT. When Mark was asked to identify the three secret informants based on the clues given to him, he was able to guess them all: Dominic Roco, a good friend of his; Alissa "Buba" Asistio, eldest sister of Ynna; and Mr. Jun Herras, Mark's father.
Since he identified the informants correctly, he was given the choice to answer the ultimate question or not. Being the good sport that he is, Mark opted to read and answer the question.
The question: "Naging vocal daw kayo noon ni Ynna Assistio na hintayin maging 18 years old siya bago kayo magkaroon ng formal relationship. Ayon sa isang reliable source, tatlong taon na daw kayong in a relationship. Is this true or not?"
"Hindi," Mark said. "Kami kasi ni Ynna, ako, iyong feelings ko, e, parang ayoko i-rush lahat ng bagay. Kung ano mayroon ako ngayon, e, parang hindi ko ma-explain sa kanila na gaano ako ka-happy na kasama ko family ko, and at the same time, mayroon akong second family sa likod ko. So, with kami ni Ynna, it is a relationship na mayroon kaming mutual something, parehas kaming masaya. Napakasaya namin, that's the best word."