Gerald Anderson says there won’t be any awkwardness at all when he attends the 8th Star Magic Ball on Saturday, September 6.
During the September 2 story conference for his upcoming horror-romance movie, Gerald was asked if he thinks it will be awkward for him to attend the Star Magic Ball with current girlfriend Maja Salvador while his ex-girlfriend Kim Chiu attends the event with on-screen partner Xian Lim.
"Hindi naman. Lagi ko namang nakikita si Kim. Let’s be mature about it," Gerald said simply.
On Tuesday, Kim shared a photo showing the surprising way that Xian asked her out to be his date at the 8th Star Magic Ball.
Does Gerald have any special plans for Maja on that night?
He said, "Hindi naman namin event yun.
"We’re just attending an event ng management namin para sa mga artista nila to come together at magsasama-sama kami every year."
BAGUIO SCARE. Gerald will be paired with Julia Montes in a still-untitled movie to be directed by Manny Palo.
JC de Vera also joins them in this movie, which Direk Manny describes as a "coming-of-age story that is a sensual romantic-horror love story."
As a former resident who lived in Baguio for 15 years, Direk Manny says he wants to show a different side of "The City of Pines."
Gerald, on the other hand, confessed that he is scared to shoot this movie.
"Natatakot ako mag-shooting sa Baguio kasi sabi nila, mas maraming multo kaysa sa tao!" he said with a laugh.
"It’s a romantic-horror story, pero nauuna pa rin ang romantic side.
"So, yung mga gustong ma-in love, yung mga heartbroken, yung mga gusto ma-inspire, makaka-relate pa rin sila."
He then narrated a spooky incident that he experienced in Baguio two years ago.
"Nag-Christmas kami dun, nag-rent kami ng isang bahay.
"Dun ako sa kuwarto, kasama ko si Fred [Payawan].
"Nasa kama ako, siya nasa baba. Para akong natutulog na hindi!
"Parang ang babaw lang ng tulog ko at parang nakita ko ang sarili ko. Parang may nakita akong ibang tao.
"Nagising ako then ikinuwento ko kay Fred.
"Yun din ang naramdaman niya kaya lumipat kami sa sala.
"Kaya takot rin ako sa Baguio.
"After that, yung friend ko na si Fred, humihilik, pero kakaiba ang hilik niya, para siya sinasapian.
"Pero hindi siya nagigising! Parang naging monster na siya!
"’Tapos ngayon, horror ang gagawin namin."
MOVIE WITH ANGELICA PANGANIBAN? Last January, it was reported that Gerald would star with Angelica Panganiban for a sexy drama movie to be directed by Ruel Bayani.
When asked if this project will still push through, Star Cinema AdProm manager Mico del Rosario answered: "No, hindi na."
Is this horror movie a replacement of the shelved Gerald-Angelica film?
"Hindi siya pumalit. It’s a different matter altogether," explained the film executive.