Empress explains that Kim Chiu is a good friend, but she is not that close to Gerald Anderson.
In light of the persistent controversy involving some fans of the love team of Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson who sent death threats to Gerald and his rumored new gal Bea Alonzo, another actress revealed that she also had a similar experience with violent Kim-Gerald fans. At the press launch of her new make up endorsement, Empress admitted that two years ago, her handler received alarming text messages after her name was linked to Gerald.'nbsp; "Luckily po, hindi dumiretso sa akin. Dumiretso sa handler ko po," revealed the Rosalka actress.
Empress, however, couldn'rsquo;t specify what kind of threats were made, if they were similar to the ones sent to Gerald and Bea detailing plans of killing the actor and his family and pouring muriatic acid on the face of the actress. Empress said, "Hindi na sa akin dinetalye ng handler ko. Basta sabi lang sa akin, mag-ingat ka kasi may mga nagte-text sa akin, na anong oras na daw, ginugulo siya, kung anong pinagsasabi na nakita daw kami sa ganyan."
The 17-year-old star was shocked upon learning about the incident from her handler because at that time she was not even friends with Gerald. "Siguro po wala silang magawa sa buhay nila kaya kung ano-anong istorya yung ginagawa nila." About what really went on between her and Gerald, Empress stressed, "Wala namang naudlot. Wala namang nangyari. Hindi kami friends dati."
It was only after the threats were made that Empress and Gerald became acquainted. "Nagkakilala kami after nung issue. Kasi parang, 'lsquo;O, na-issue tayo e hindi naman tayo magkakilala!'rsquo;'nbsp; Nagkikita lang kami sa ASAP, and mas friends kami ni Kim kesa sa kanya. So parang, nagtataka kami, saan nanggaling yun? Mas okay na kami ngayon kasi nagkakilala na kami dahil sa issue na yun."
Although Empress and Gerald are good acquaintances, they seldom communicate because according to Empress, she is more of Kim'rsquo;s friend. "Walang talagang something sa amin ni Gerald. Hindi ko alam 'lsquo;yung number niya. Parang, kung hindi naman kita kaibigan o kakilala masyado, parang 'lsquo;di naman kita kailangang pansinin. Ganun. So wala. Mas [friends] kami ni Kim kesa si Gerald."
After Rosalka, Empress'rsquo;s next ABS-CBN teleserye will be with Robin Padilla and Bea.