Gerald Anderson admits that having a love life is not his focus for now.
Currently busy working on his upcoming Kapamilya teleserye Budoy
, Gerald Anderson admitted he is looking forward to the challenge of playing a different kind of role, even losing 10 pounds in preparation for the role. The 22-year-old actor plays the title role of Budoy
, a mentally-challenged individual with a good heart. “It’s going to be a drama about family, friendship, loyalty, sobrang daming
part dun na talagang iiyak kayo. Lalo na sa
pilot week namin, madadala kayo sa
cast namin. Ang isip ko dito parang
10 years old. Wala pong mali para sa akin at sa mundo. Si
Budoy, lagi siyang masaya. Lahat mahal niya pero hindi siya tanggap ng mga tao dahil iba siya
,” he shared.
In the series, Gerald is paired with Sabel
star Jessy Mendiola for the first time, along with a talented cast composed of Janice de Belen, Tirso Cruz III, Zsa Zsa Padilla, and Mylene Dizon among others.
When it comes to his personal life, Gerald says nothing has changed with his current single status. “Natutulog pa ang
love life ko. Hindi
by choice, hindi pa natin magagawa sa sarili natin yun. Nag-fo-
focus muna ako sa
work,” he shared during his launch as Globe Prepaid’s newest endorser. The Fil-Am heartthrob says he is not affected by the news that Kim Chiu currently has a slew of suitors. “For the one hundredth time, hindi ko na po hawak yun, wala na akong magagwa dun. Magandang magandang babae si
Kim Chiu and dadami at dadami pa yan
. I’m happy for her. She’s very beautiful right now. Meron din siyang bagong
project na Binondo Girl. Sana din suportahan niyo yun
,” he said.
Gerald also did not deny when he was asked if he still had feelings for his former on- and off-screen partner. “Oo naman.
Love ko siya. Alam naman niya na nandito ako para sa kanya
. I care for her of course. Kapag may problema siya, alam naman niya na nandito lang ako kung may kailangan siya sa akin
, 100% supportive ako sa kanya,
” he admitted.
Gerald also finally put to rest the rumors that he and his former Buhawi Jack
co-star Jewel Mische were also dating. “Yung kay
Jewel hindi talaga eh. Hanggang ngayon ba? Hindi po ako yun. Hindi pa kami magkasama. Yung huling magkasama kami yung sa Buhawi Jack pa, nagugulat lang ako kasi
as a friend sobrang bait niya. Nagkikita kita kami sa ASAP at sa
parties,” he stressed.
But even after having to deal with issues after being linked to actresses like Bea Alonzo and Jewel Mische, Gerald says he is not turned off at the thought of still dating celebrities. “Hindi pa natin puwedeng sabihin, siyempre pag na-
in love ako sa isang artista, na-in
love na po ako. Pag na-
in love ako sa hindi artista, ganun din. Wala namang problema. Kasama lang talaga sa trabaho namin yung maintriga
,” he said.