Jericho Rosales revealed that he doesn't mind being the second choice for a lead role opposite Jennylyn Mercado in the upcoming film Walang Forever.
The role was originally offered to JM de Guzman, but the 27-year-old actor was reportedly pulled out of the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry due to his supposed personal problems.
“Hindi ko tinitingnan lagi kung sinong pinapalitan ko.
“I don't really mind kung second choice ako or third choice ako.
“As long as my projects are fit para sa akin, [and] I know that I can do a job playing the role, okay lang.
“Like sa Bridges of Love, hindi naman ako yung first choice,” said Jericho, referring to the fact that he replaced Xian Lim in the now-defunct Kapamilya primetime series Bridges of Love.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other media reporters were able to interview Jericho at Kuya J restaurant in SM Cebu City last night, September 27.
As far as he knows, Jericho said that JM won't be able to do Walang Forever due to the latter's busy schedule.
“I know that JM is very busy. He's doing a soap [All of Me].
“Ako rin ganoon yung buhay ko, e. Kapag may soap opera, hindi ako nakakatanggap ng pelikula, mahirap talaga.
“So, I'm excited kasi romcom [romantic-comedy] is always something that I've always wanted to penetrate kumbaga.
“I wanna step in a territory na medyo light lang, we're having fun.”
Jericho also shared to the press that he will be busy for a tour with Maja Salvador in Paris and U.S. before he starts shooting Walang Forever in November.
But as early as now, he's excited to be working in a project that will tackle one of today's famous hashtags or trending topics on social media, #walangforever.
At the same time, Jericho can't wait to see how his onscreen chemistry with Jennylyn will play out.
“When I met Jennylyn, I was so surprised. She's a super bubbly person.
“I watched English Only Please, she was so cute in that movie.
"So, sabi ko, 'Wow, perfect!'
“Then I met with the director also so okay na lahat.
“Super happy ako sa project na dumating sa akin.
"Hopefully maganda yung kalabasan niya."