Jericho Rosales is very excited about his next teleserye, Padre de Pamilya because he will star with Piolo Pascual and Christopher de Leon. Echo is ecstatic about his role because it is out of his comfort zone. However, he clarified that he will not be the antagonist in the show. “Lahat kasi ng characters don sa show namin, lahat may flaws. It just so happened na ‘yung character ko ang may pinakamaraming angst,” he explained. “Parang it’s a different role so I really need to prepare, kailangan kong ihanda ang sarili ko sa role na makikita nila everyday.”
Jericho added that his character as well as the story are things viewers will look forward to. “Maraming kapupulutan ng aral ang gagampanan kong role.”
Padre de Pamilya will also mark Jericho’s and Piolo’s reunion in a project and their first time to do a soap opera. They previously worked together in the sitcoms ‘D Hunks and Bora. “First time kong makakasama si PJ (Piolo) sa soap. Matagal na matagal ko nang pangarap ‘yon na magkasama kaming dalawa, tapos kasama pa namin si Sir Boyet de leon so, wow!” Other actors included in the upcoming teleserye are Maricar Reyes, Rafael Rosell, and Denise Laurel.
Since he and Piolo are highly-respected actors, Jericho was asked if he is ready to be compared with Piolo. “Hindi ko inisip ‘yon,” Echo replied quickly. “I don’t want to go there. I’m excited kasi alam ko na pareho kaming gigil ni PJ na magkasama sa trabaho at pareho kaming excited.”
He continued that instead of paying attention to issues like outdoing Piolo, Echo would rather look forward to the result of their taping days. “’Di ko iniintindi ‘yung mga ganong bagay (competition), gusto ko ngang tanggalin. Tinatanggal ko ‘yun sa sarili ko ‘yung mga kumparahan,” related Echo.
Instead of proving as to who is the better actor, Jericho said that he is more focused on working together well with the entire team. “Hindi ko iniintindi ‘yung pinagkukumpara kami kasi pag andun na ako sa set, team player ako. ‘Yun ‘yung tini-train ko sa sarili ko. In a lot of ways I’m a leader, in a lot of ways team-player din ako, so pagdating sa ganitong mga bagay, kailangan matuto kang maging team-player. The goal is not to outshine, ‘pag-upstage o makipag-compete, ganyan. Do your best so you will get the best results.”
The actor, who just celebrated his birthday last September 22, revealed that just like his previous birthdays, he went surfing on the beach. He said that he was with his family and friends and they just had a simple gathering.