Coco admits falling in love with leading ladies
|Actress Erich Gonzales and actor Coco Martin|
MANILA, Philippines – While admitting that he has the tendency to fall in love with his leading ladies, actor Coco Martin on Sunday clarified that he knows his limitations as a leading man to his “Juan dela Cruz” co-star Erich Gonzales.
In an interview with “The Buzz” on Sunday, Martin said he respects Gonzales’ relationship with her non-showbiz boyfriend.
“Kahit sa mga eksena na sinusungitan niya ako or tinatarayan niya ako, kinikilig ako kasi nagagandahan ako sa kanya. Maganda siya eh. Lalaki ako, humahanga. Pero sabi ko bukod doon, alam ko ang limitasyon ko bilang tao at bilang artista,” he said.
Hence, Martin said he just keeps his feelings to himself.
“Kasi ang ginagawa ko sinasarili ko eh, halimbawa nagkakagusto ako sa isang tao, sa akin na lang iyon. Hindi ako lumalagpas sa boundary ko. Alam ko ang limitations din eh. Kapag ang leading lady ko liligawan ko, I'm sure maaapektuhan ang trabaho namin,” he said.
Just last week, it was revealed that Martin once courted Gonzales but their romance did not blossom because work was their first priority then.
Despite this, the actor explained that everything that he shows onscreen towards Gonzales and his other leading ladies are real.
“Yung sinasabi nilang nai-in love ka ba sa mga leading lady mo? Honestly oo kasi ang hirap dayain ng isang bagay na kikiligin ka, or may papakilig ka pero hindi ka naman kinikilig. Siguro sa iba kaya nila iyon. Pero ako? Minsan nga sinasabi ko sa sarili ko feeling ko hindi naman ako ganun karunong umarte kasi 'yung binibitawan ko sa eksena or pag-arte, totoong nararamdaman ko iyon,” he said.
According to Martin, he sees to it that he draws from his real feelings or from his past experiences whenever he is in front of the camera.
Martin is currently promoting his newest television series with Gonzales. “Juan dela Cruz” airs from Monday to Friday after “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN starting February 4.