Patrick Garcia says there's no reason for him to feel awkward around Luis Manzano just because of his romantic past with Jennylyn Mercado.
Patrick Garcia believed that he was meant to return to ABS-CBN after his last teleserye on another network was cut short. It was all about perfect timing since he was apparently offered a chance to return as a Kapamilya artist twice in the past. “Actually, I just did a project in GMA-7, it was shortened lang. Parang
ABS-CBN lang yun, parang lahat
cast members dun] taga
-ABS-CBN [din dati
]. I think it’s time to come back. After Iglot, natapos na din kontrata ko.
There’s an offer [from ABS-CBN] before, but I had a contract at that time. And then this came along through director Lauren Dyogi,” said Patrick during the press con of Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin
last January 17.
Although he doesn’t have an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN yet, Patrick is considering doing a movie with the network if given the chance. “There is a movie but I can’t say because it’s not sure yet. And I’ve always liked doing projects one at a time. I don’t like getting ngarag
. Feeling ko yung
concentration ko nawawala ‘pag ganon
. But yeah, I’m happy to be back. Everyone has given me a warm welcome.”
Patrick further shared that he got along easily with co-stars Maja Salvador and Jason Abalos who managed to bring out his lighter side. “First time ko
to work with Jason. Pero si
Maja, we worked together sa Komiks
. But when we worked before medyo
we were younger, now more mature na kami.
We’re doing kissing scenes, pero si
Jason lang ang nagtanggal ng damit
so far. Si
Jason hindi pa nagkikita yung
so hindi pa kami nagkakatrabaho. Yun ang inaabangan pa namin.
Okay naman, makulit sa
set. Lagi akong tahimik e, pero napapadaldal naman nila ako
On a different note, Patrick clarified that he has no problem dealing with Luis Manzano, who is the current beau of his ex-girlfriend Jennylyn Mercardo. He added that it didn’t affect his decision to do a project in ABS-CBN again. “Hindi naman
[ako nagkaroon ng
second thoughts]. Luis wasn’t a factor at all for me to decide [if I’m going to transfer or not]. Matagal na kaming hiwalay ni
Jen. Actually, naging sila ni
Dennis Trillo and then now si
Luis. Jen has the right to be with whoever she wants to be with. She deserves to be happy. Whoever she wants to be with, wala ako dun
, that’s her private life. Basta masaya si
Jen, okay sa akin.
Patrick maintained that there’s no reason for him to feel awkward around Luis since there has never been an ill will between them. “Hindi naman kami talaga
Luis. Pero magkakilala kami noon pa
. We were both part of Kampanerang Kuba,
so nagkatrabaho kami dun
. We’ve always known each other. Wala naman kaming samaan ng loob
. And then last Saturday we had an interview in E-Live.
Patrick also explained that he’s on good terms with Jen and that he’s allowed to visit their son Jazz anytime he wants. “We hardly see each other. If ever na magkakausap kami,
over the phone lang.
I’d call her whenever I’d make paalam
to see Jazz. Dati hati
[kami kung saan mag
Jazz]. But we’ve decided not to do that anymore for the sake of the kid. Dapat isang bahay lang ang kilala niya
so dun na lang siya sa bahay ni
Jen. And I go there as much as I can. Jen lets me visit naman kahit kailan ko gusto, huwag lang siguro madaling araw.
Okay naman yung
bonding namin ni
Jazz. I just hope Jen and I can be good parents kahit na hindi kami magkasama.