Jericho Rosales says there is nothing but friendly competition on the set of 'Green Rose.'
Now that they are working together on a drama series for the first time, Jericho Rosales admitted he had been looking forward to working with Jake Cuenca. The Green Rose
actor recalls how he felt when he heard news that Jake might not push through with the project. “Actually nalungkot ako dati nung may balita na hindi na matutuloy si
Jake. So I really got sad because kumbaga para sa akin, gustong-gusto ko makatrabaho yung mga
leading men and na-fra
-frustrate na ako na hindi ko nakakatrabaho sila
Piolo (Pascual), John Lloyd (Cruz), and Sam Milby. Si
Diether (Ocampo), sobrang
cool kami nun
so I also love working with Diet,” he shared.
Echo, had nothing but praises and admiration for his Green Rose
co-star. “Now that I am able to work with Jake, ginanahan talaga ako. Sabi ko
, ‘Wow, finally, an actor. A leading man and a known actor that I can work with.’ So nagtrabaho kaming dalawa sa mga eksena namin. Pinag-uusapan talaga namin.
We congratulate each other after every scene. There’s no competition on who’s better. Hindi namin tinitingnan yung
competition. I respect him as an actor,” he shared.
Echo said that he finds Jake’s professionalism as one of the reasons why Green Rose
has become such a compelling series to watch. “I heard a lot about him before, but now that I’ve worked with him and nakita ko kung anong klaseng artista si
Jake. Now I only have respect for the guy. Makikita mo yung mga eksena namin, yung
characters, ‘pag may eksena kami, maganda
. It’s nice. And ako
, I don’t really mind kung sabihin man nila
who’s the better actor or whatever. What’s important for me is nag-produce kami ng magandang
scene. Meron kaming sinusunod na linya
so dun kami buma-biyahe. Kailangan naming tutukan yung detalye nung
show kasi hindi rin kami puwedeng lumayo
but at the same time kailangan naming i-
On the set, talagang pinag-uusapan namin kung papano i-
attack. Kasi may mga
scenes kami na ang ganda, sobrang ganda
, but sometimes we have to do it again. We actually worked on every scene, kami ni
Jake, pinag-uusapan namin yung eksena
. First time ko makatrabaho si
Jake so ang sarap ‘pag ganun yung ka-eksena mo
,” he explained.
As he plays the role of Jerome Delgado, a poor but good-hearted man wrongly accused of committing crimes because of a frame up, Echo said the role gave him new depth as an actor and provided a new kind of challenge when it came to imbibing his character. “Hindi pa naman ako na
-frame up sa buhay ko. Yung
character lang talaga ni
Jerome, since nag
-workshop kami, hawak ko na siya sa isip ko
and then every time na nasa
set kami, medyo
they made sure na kuha na namin yung character namin
so when we get to the set, in character na
and hindi ko talaga masisi kung madala talaga ako sa buhay niya at saka dun sa
Jerome kasi talagang kakapitan mo yung
character niya kasi talagang nakakaawa siya. Nakakaawa yung pinagdadaanan niya.
I was actually blessed to portray a role na ganun na yung karga niya.
For me, sasampa na lang ako dun tapos tatakbo na siya
. So I had to do my homework from the beginning and yung pinakadulo yun na yun. Tapos na yung
,” he said.
Although he’s always up for complex kind of roles, Echo said another added challenge was the unexpected toll the role took on his body. “Yung pinaka
transition niya sa pagiging bagong
character na dumating
. It was medyo
physically and emotionally challenging