Actors and rumored sweethearts Carla Abellana and Geoff Eigenmann both got strapped to Showbiz Central's lie detector machines yesterday, May 23, to face host John "Sweet" Lapus's questions that would test their nerves.
To make the experience more fun and difficult for Carla and Geoff, their parents, Rey "PJ" Abellana and Gina Alajar, respectively, were there to watch them and ask their own questions.
KISSINGE SCENE WITH DENNIS. "May nagchika sa amin," started Sweet, "na very romantic ang kissing scene daw ninyo ni Dennis Trillo sa episode ng Love Bug. Ang sabi mo nga, Carla, sa iyong interview, 'Siyempre, memorable naman iyon. Eksena iyon na paano siya lumabas, ganoon din ang pakiramdam, di ba?' Ang tanong, sa tingin niyo ba, nagselos ba si Geoff kay Dennis pagkatapos nakunan ang nasabing kissing scene?"
"No!" both Carla and Geoff exclaimed.
And both got "Lie" from the lie-detector machine. A surprised Sweet danced to the beat of his guests' folly, and then he eyed Geoff, saying, "Geoff, huli ka! Nagselos ka, sabi ng lie detector test. Napanood mo na ba or nabalitaan mo pa lang ang nasabing kissing scene?"
"Nabalitaan ko lang and I knew about the scene," replied Geoff. "Napagkuwentuhan lang namin. Ok lang kasi it was one of the things na pinag-uusapan namin sa trabaho with other people so it's not really a big deal."
Turning to Carla, Sweet asked her why she told Geoff about the scene.
"Nakuwento ko lang sa kanya kasi binabalitaan ko din siya about work," smiled Carla.
"Para sa akin wala naman rason para magselos," added Geoff.
LIMITATIONS. The next question came from Carla's dad Rey Abellana. He asked, "Para kay Geoff at Carla. Sa tingin niyo ba, makaka-limit sa showbiz career niyo ang identity niyo sa publiko bilang love team?"
Carla and Geoff both said "No" once again. This time, "Truth" came up, and when Geoff was asked if he ever had another love team aside from Carla, he said, "Si Rhian nakasama ko na sa movie and from GMA, wala pa naman."
Geoff added that it was comfortable to have Carla as a love team partner because the closeness deepens in time.
"Maganda din iyon na sanay na kami sa isa't isa, so ang comfort level very mataas na siya," Carla agreed.
THE POSSIBILITY. That said, it was time for the final and probably the most uncomfortable question Carla and Geoff faced. The question was raised by Geoff's mom Gina Alajar.
"Ok, sorry, ako ang pinapatanong nila," laughed Gina. "Carla, you know what, na-appreciate ko ang lahat ng bagay na ginagawa mo for Geoff and I do believe na you are a good influence para sa kanya. Masaya din ako na noong birthday niya nakasama ka namin sa Bohol pero mayroon kang dagdag doon. Binigyan mo siya ng surprise dinner at na-touch talaga si Geoff doon and he really cried. Kahit sinabi mo na trabaho ang priority mo ngayon, e ang tanong ko sa inyo, e posible ba na maging kayo pa rin?"
Both gave the sweet answer, "Yes."
When the result appeared, Gina immediately looked at Carla and asked, "Carla, ano pa ang hinihintay mo para sagutin mo ang anak ko?"
So does this mean that Geoff was really wooing Carla?
"Ano kala mo, publicity?" laughed Gina.
Carla laughed as well then answered, "What's stopping me? Ang dami, e. Unang-una trabaho. Priorities ko like work and family. Third, I guess marami pa akong hinintay kay Geoff! Marami pa pero getting there na siya. Effort lang."
Turning to Carla's dad Rey, Sweet asked, "Mr. Abellana, boto naman po kayo kay Geoff Eigenmann bilang maging boyfriend ng dalaga ninyo?
"So far, Geoff, okay ka ba diyan?" asked Rey. "Wala pa naman akong nakikitang hindi karapat-dapat. Pero may follow-up question ako. If ever na in the future, magkakatuluyan kayo, magiging problema ba sa inyo na kami ang mga magiging biyenan niyo?"
Looking at Carla, Gina asked, "Sa tingin mo ba, Carla, magkakaproblema ka sa akin?"
"Ay, hindi!" laughed Carla.
"I don't think there would be any problems since even our parents are friends," Geoff said. "So, magandang umpisa iyon."