John Lloyd Cruz claims that he's learning be extra sensitive to Angel Locsin's needs on the set of 'Imortal'.
In an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN reporters, John Lloyd Cruz said that he was overjoyed knowing that his newest teleserye, Imortal, will be aired on primetime TV earlier than expected. "Aaminin ko nung una parang nakakanerbyos talaga at pumasok yung totoong kaba. Pero ang bilis napalitan ng excitement e. Sobra akong na-excite at parang may butterflies in my stomach. Parang ganon ang dating niya. Nakaka-excite na may element of surprise kasi lahat tayo nasorpresa so ang nakukuha ko sa kanya, maganda, positive energy. It'rsquo;s definitely a nice surprise," he stated during a media visit on Imortal'rsquo;s taping at Antipolo City yesterday, September 29.'nbsp;
Instead of feeling pressured because Imortal is the sequel of Lobo (top-billed by Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin)'mdash;which was not only critically-acclaimed here in the country but also gave Angel an International Emmy nomination for Best Actress'mdash; John Lloyd believes that it would actually work to their advantage. "Well, sa tingin ko, makakatulong yun kasi kumbaga may following na yung show. So kung sino man yung mga tumatangkilik sa Lobo, I'rsquo;m sure aabangan nila itong Imortal. And sana magawa namin yung dapat naming magawa para hindi sila (viewers) bumitaw at makuha din namin yung interes nila."
When asked about his working relationship with Angel, the multitalented actor revealed that she'rsquo;s actually the most caring of all his leading ladies to the point that he'rsquo;s really challenged to be as sensitive to her needs as well.'nbsp;'nbsp; "Sa totoo lang, kay Angel ako natuto na it's about time na matuto ako mag-alaga at mag-asikaso ng leading lady ko. Hindi naman sa ibig sabihin nun na dati hindi ako marunong. Kumbaga ngayon mas nag-eexert ka ng effort to make your onscreen partner more comfortable, you make sure na ok siya palagi," John Lloyd explained.
Incidentally, the media people have noted Angel'rsquo;s good rapport with John Lloyd'rsquo;s parents who dropped by on the set. But he was quick to clarify that it was actually the first time Angel met his mom and dad. "Hahaha! I believe ngayon lang sila nagkakakilala. Si Angel naman kasi yung tipo, my mom din naman also, hindi siya mahirap mahuli ang ugali niya. So siguro dito sila nagkakilala, nagkabatian. Wala sigurong naging problema, kaya ang dating [sa ibang tao] close sila agad."
Aside from his revelations about his team-up with Angel, John Lloyd would also like to give a few details about his character as Mateo Rodriguez. "Magsisimula kasi ako sa pagkabata.'nbsp; Yung batang malapit na malapit sa kanyang tatay, na ang nangyari, parang nagkahiwalay sila ng landas. So paglaki niya, nagkaroon siya ng hinanakit at poot sa kanyang ama na ginamit niyang motivation to be someone who matters. And katulong nun, meron isang nakapulot sa kanya na tatay-tatayan niya para maabot yung mga gusto niya sa buhay."