Like a true sister, Judy Ann Santos gives Sarah Geronimo sound advice when it comes to matters of the heart.
Juday freely gave her advice to the singer-actress during the press conference for the upcoming movie Hating Kapatid, which was held last night, July 7, at the City Best Seafood restaurant in Quezon City. In this Wenn Deramas movie, Juday portrays the elder sister of Sarah who's very strict with her sibling since their parents are both out of the country working as OFWs. (CLICK HERE to read more about their upcoming movie)
Sarah says that she learned a lot from Juday while they were shooting this Viva Films production, which is slated to open in cinemas by July 21. It will have a premiere night at SM Megamall on July 19.
"Sabi nga ni Ate Juday, dapat hindi naman 'yan [lovelife] minamadali. Dadating naman ang lovelife kung darating," says Sarah.
The singer-actress also admitted that she confides to Judy Ann about her lovelife. Sarah says of her co-star, "Totoong tao siya. Hindi ka lang niya mahal dahil magkatrabaho kayo. Ramdam ko kasi yung care ni Ate Juday at nakikita ko yun sa mga kaibigan niya na kaibigan ko rin."
Does she also confide to her mother, Mommy Divine?
"Si Mommy, kahit hindi ako mag-confide, alam niya. Si Mama naman kasi... May mga bagay na bilang dalaga, nahihirapan ka...nahihiya kang sabihin sa nanay mo and I think that's normal. Sabi ko nga, mas na-appreciate ko ngayon ang pagiging protective ng nanay ko, saka mga kapatid ko."
When does Sarah think she'll be ready to enter into a relationship?
"Malalaman ko po 'yan sa sarili ko. Mahirap kasi na hindi ka ready and at the wrong time."
Did her Mommy Divine impose an age when Sarah could enter into a relationship?
"Sa age, wala," Sarah said. "Ang sabi niya, malalaman ko sa sarili ko kung kaya ko nang dalhin ang sarili ko...na hindi na ako ganun ka-gullible or vulnerable at naniniwala agad sa pagpapakilig ng mga lalake. Malalaman ko raw yun."
Sarah will turn 22 on July 25.
ON RAYVER CRUZ. Rayver Cruz was once romantically linked to Sarah. But recently, the young actor admitted that he has been going out on friendly group dates with Cristine Reyes. (CLICK HERE to read related article.)
Is Sarah aware of this?
"Oo naman," she admitted. "Wala namang issue yun."
Does she regret that their budding romance did not prosper in the past?
Sarah paused for some time before answering, "Nakikita naman ng mga tao ngayon na there's no way na maging committed ako, e. Bago pa lang ako dito sa showbiz at ang dami ko pang kailangang gawin na trabaho, ang pag-aaral at pamilya. So ang relationship, walang puwang sa buhay ko, e."
Is she on good terms with Cristine Reyes?
"Close naman kami talaga niyan at ina-admire ko siya bilang babae. Ginaganahan ako sa kanyang kaseksihan at nakikita ko naman na mabait siyang tao. Wala namang problema."
Does she still have open communication lines with Rayver?
"Um, well, hindi maiiwasan na..." said Sarah but she trailed off. "Tama na yung tanong na yun."
MUSICAL SERIES WITH SAM MILBY. After working on the movie Hating Kapatid, Sarah is currently working on a musical drama series with matinee idol Sam Milby.
"Nakaka-first taping day pa lang ako pero nag-tape na sila habang wala ako [ Sarah recently went to the U.S. and Canada for her concert tour]. Nagkaeksena na kami ni Sam... Masaya at bilang guwapo naman si Sam, siyempre nakakatuwa kasi nakakadagdag yun sa kilig at, siyempre, importante yun sa isang tandem na mayroong natural na chemistry," she said.
What if she would be linked to Sam in the future?
"Hindi naman puwede maiwasan na kiligin ka sa ibang tao. Pero hindi naman ibig sabihin nun, na may malalim ka nang love...kilig-kilig lang. Lahat naman ng tao kinikilig sa lalaking guwapo pero wine-welcome ko yun sa character ko sa serye bilang love team naman kami dun."
MATTEO GUIDICELLI. Filipino-Italian model-actor Matteo Guidicelli has previously admitted that he admires Sarah. Is the pop star princess willing to work with him in the future?
"Oo, why not?" she replied. "Gusto kong makatrabaho si Matteo at concert pa lang namin na Record Breaker, nalaman ko na kumakanta siya. Gusto namin siyang makasama sa concert. Looking forward kami na makasama siya sa concert."
JOHN LLOYD CRUZ. Last year, Sarah was hailed as the Box-Office Queen for A Very Special Love, wherein Sarah and John Lloyd Cruz portrayed officemates who become an unlikely couple.
Last June 22, Sarah was again hailed as the Box-Office Queen for the sequel of the romantic comedy titled You Changed My Life. She was unable to attend the awards night since she was abroad at that time. But her leading man was able to personally receive his trophy from the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
During that event, John Lloyd mentioned that he and Sarah will do the third installment of their movie, which will still be directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina. (CLICK HERE to read related article.)
Has she been informed about this third installment?
"Hindi ko pa po alam kasi wala pang finality sa mga plano," she answered.
Despite the box-office success of their tandem, Sarah admitted that she is afraid of doing a follow-up movie with JLC. She explains, "Kasi ang taas ng outcome ng dalawang pelikula na ginawa namin. Biruin mo, umabot ng P210 million, isang napakasimpleng pelikula parang gusto ko na lang siya iwan na ganun na lang. Nakakatakot pang sundan."
Sarah describes her former leading man John Lloyd by saying, "Si JL napaka-charming. Talagang charming siya."
What is her reaction to John Lloyd's admission of his relationship with Shaina Magdayao?
"Siyempre, natuwa ako. Kasi bilang babae, napakasakit na mai-deny ka. Maganda yung ginawa niya. Siyempre, it's his way of saying that 'I'm proud to be her boyfriend.'"
Does she want that kind of boyfriend for herself?
"Opo naman. Sino ba naman ang gusto na girlfriend ka, pero nililihim?"
Would she also admit it publicly if she already has a boyfriend?
What if her Mommy Divine does not approve of her boyfriend?
"Hindi natin hahayaan na ayaw ng nanay," Sarah said with a smile.
(CLICK HERE to watch Sarah's interview with the press)