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Coco Martin on Matteo Guidicelli: 'Wala akong sama ng loob sa kanya'

The actor finally says his piece on being the 'third party' in the Matteo-Maja relationship.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

9/23/2011 9:00 AM
Coco Martin on Matteo Guidicelli: 'Wala akong sama ng loob sa kanya'


092211-coco-main.jpgAfter many weeks of silence, Coco Martin finally shared his side of the story about his controversial altercation with Matteo Guidicelli during the Star Magic Ball’s after party at Manila Peninsula Hotel. First of all, he was sorry that the incident had occurred at a time when everyone involved was supposed to be having fun. “Actually, nagulat din ako, hindi ko alam kasi ang bilis na rin ng pangyayari. Siyempre after that nagsisisi ako na bakit nangyari yun. Unang-una nasa lugar kami na nandun yung mga boss [at] ang daming tao. Ikalawa, magkakaibigan kami, magkakatrabaho kami e. Hindi dapat mangyari yung ganong bagay,” he said in an interview with Cinema News and Push.com.ph on the set of his upcoming movie, You Light Up My Life, last September 21.

At the time, he purposely avoided the local media because he felt that Maja Salvador and Matteo Guidicelli also have to come to terms with what happened first. “Pero sabi ko nga, mahirap balikan at pagsisihan [yung nangyari na]. Pinili ko na lang manahimik bilang respeto rin kay Matteo at Maja. Siyempre ayoko din magsalita against [them], kahit ano pa yung opinyon ko or side ko. Mas better na bilang isang lalaki manahimik na lang at alam ko na matatapos na lang ito. And then nung nagsalita na sila at dumating na yung time na nag-sorry na si Matteo, sabi ko siguro kailangan ko na rin magsalita para maramdaman din nila na open din ako na magkaayos ang lahat.”

Asked how he feels when he learned that Matteo was admittedly jealous of his on screen team up with Maja, Coco explained that he understands where the young actor is coming from. “Ako man bilang isang tao o bilang isang artista, kaya ayaw ko magkaroon ng girlfriend na artista dahil alam kong mahirap e, hindi ko kaya. Iniiwasan ko na magkarelasyon kasi ayokong aabot din ako sa mga selos selos. Bilang isang lalaki natural yun.

In fact, he has always been very careful whenever the local media would ask him about the possibility of developing feelings for his Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin co-star. As it is, Matteo and Maja have yet to disclose their real-life romance to the public back then. “Actually, may time nga na naiilang ako. May time na natanong ako dahil wala akong girlfriend, kung may posibilidad ba na ligawan ko si Maja. Ni hindi ko sinagot na oo kasi ayoko makaapak ng ibang tao. Oo nga e [alam ko na noon na may sila na] pero private life nila yun, ayoko panghimasukan eh.”

But he just didn’t expect that things would get out of hand between him and Matteo. “Hindi naman nakakarating [sa akin na nagseselos si Matteo]. Sabi ko nga, minsan nagpa-party kaming grupo ng Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin sa bahay nila Maja tapos kasama si Matteo. Wala, wala talaga, hindi ko alam [na nagseselos pala siya]. Siguro minsan dahil din sa bulong-bulong ng mga tao. Pero yun, wala ako magawa, ginawa ko lang yung trabaho ko. Siguro hindi lang talaga nagkaintindihan.”

Although they’ve already settled the issue to date, Coco said that he’s just waiting for the right time to personally talk to Matteo about what happened. “Hindi pa kami nakapagusap. Sabi ko nga, siguro one of these days, magkakasalubong kami sa ABS-CBN at mapag-uusapan din namin yun. Kasi isa lang yung maliit na hindi pagkakaintindihan. Tsaka nag-sorry naman na siya. Yun na yung nagbukas ng pinto para magkaayos kaming dalawa. Honestly, wala [akong sama ng loob sa kanya]. Nahihiya nga ako sa parents niya, kay Maja at sa mga tao, kung bakit kailangan may mangyari pang ganon.”