Rayver Cruz talks about his friendship with Sarah Geronimo and his upcoming projects on ABS-CBN.
Rayver Cruz was supposed to be in the Roxanne Guinoo and Sid Lucero-starrer Magkaano Ang Iyong Dangal which was previously launched as part of ABS-CBN’s line-up in 2010, but the said teleserye wasn’t even presented at the recently-concluded Kapamilya Christmas Special at the Araneta Coliseum. When ABS-CBN.com asked him about it, Rayver said he is not sure if it would be aired by the first quarter of 2010. “Baka if ever mga next year na yun ipapalabas. Tsaka siguro mag-start na rin ako mag-taping next year kapag tuloy na talaga. Yung role ko dito ganon pa rin pero more mature. Hindi ko pa mai-detalye kasi hindi ko pa nababasa yung script. Wala pang binibigay,” he admitted with a laugh.
This May Bukas Pa mainstay where he plays the role of a reformed ex-prisoner has been steadily gaining more fans of late, especially during live performances. “Nakakatuwa naman. Nandito naman ako palagi para humataw para sa kanila.” When asked how it feels to perform in front of a huge crowd, he simply replied, “Siyempre kinakabahan din pero once nakita mo kasi yung mga taong sumusuporta sa’yo, mas gaganahan ka na sumayaw kaya siguro mas naiinspire ka na gandahan yung performance mo.”
ABS-CBN.com also asked about the real score between him and Sarah Geronimo because of the rumors that they have been continuously dating without the knowledge of Sarah’s uber-strict mom. “Ay hindi po totoo yun. Hindi ko naman siya talaga officially niligawan kasi happy naman ako na friends lang kami, okay lang kahit hanggang dun muna. E…hindi pa ata siya pwedeng ligawan ‘di ba? Pero minsan kinakamusta ko siya, tinetext, or nakaka-chat once in a while pero hindi naman palagi,” he reiterated. As for the clamor for them to be teamed up for a teleserye, Rayver explained that it’s all up to the ABS-CBN management if they think he and Sarah are ready to take that next step in their careers. “Natutuwa ako dun sa mga sumusuporta sa amin. Basta nandito lang naman ako. Kung sakaling mangyari yun, siyempre gusto ko naman siya maka-partner,” he added.