Gerald mum on issue with Maricel Soriano

Posted at 01/30/2013 2:47 PM | Updated as of 01/30/2013 10:10 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Gerald Anderson has requested not to talk about the incident involving him and veteran actress Maricel Soriano.

Actor Gerald Anderson. File photo

During the premiere night of the movie “Chinese Zodiac” on Tuesday, Anderson said he is doing perfectly fine but does not want to speak about the matter.

“It's not the right time right now para sumagot sa mga isyu. Pero tuloy, tuloy [ang teleserye],” he said.

Last week, reports on Soriano's alleged outburst on the set of the upcoming drama series "Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin" circulated online.

Soriano's management and that of ABS-CBN's -- which produces the TV series -- have since decided to exclude the Diamond Star from the cast.

Star Magic, ABS-CBN's talent management arm, however, backed Anderson's "unassailable personal character and professional behavior," following the alleged incident.

Working with Dawn

Following the incident, actress Dawn Zulueta has been chosen to replace Soriano in the upcoming show.

Asked how he feels to be working with Zulueta, Anderson said: “Sobrang [masaya]. We're very blessed na napasama siya sa cast namin.”

“Hindi pa kami dirediretso kasi 'yung script and everything but [we are taking it] day by day. Happy ako dahil may project ako at may bagong blessings,” the actor added.

Aside from Anderson and Zulueta, “Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin” will also feature Rayver Cruz, Cristine Reyes and Diana Zubiri.