Joross Gamboa speaks up about rumors that Cristine Reyes had him replaced in the teleserye 'Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin.'
Joross Gamboa admitted that he’s aware of the circulating rumors involving his sudden replacement in the teleserye Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin
. Previous reports mentioned that he was supposed to play Gerald Anderson’s brother in the soap, but Cristine Reyes allegedly requested ABS-CBN management that Joross be replaced with her real-life boyfriend Rayver Cruz.
“May narinig akong ganon. Pero walang masamang tinapay sa akin. Kung para sa akin, para sa akin, kung hindi, okay lang din. Pero sayang, sana dapat makakasama ko sana yung matagal ko ng gustong makatrabaho na kapatid ko, si Gerald,” said Joross when some entertainment reporters caught up with him at the press con of Suddenly It’s Magic last October 29.
asked him if the project was originally offered to him, Joross explained that all he knew was that he was supposed to be part of the soap until the day of the story con which was held last September 24. “Sabi ni Kuya
Noel (Ferrer, his manager)... Inaantay ko na lang mag
story con, sabi ko
, ‘Story con today, bakit kaya walang
text?’ Ayun lang. Sa akin
okay lang. Tapos na yun
.” More than anything, he was just surprised with the sudden change in the casting. “Hindi ako na
-offend. Siyempre may gulat lang na
factor. Other than that walang sama ng loob, walang bahid ng kahit ano
The fact that he and Cristine had a romantic history had nothing to do with it because they have been on good terms for a long time now. He refuted speculations that perhaps Cristine is not yet ready to work with him. “Nagulat lang ako siyempre tsaka nagtaka. Kasi naisip ko nga nagkatrabaho naman kami before, okay kami, nagkikita naman kami kapag nanonood ng sine sa Alabang Town (Center), kapag birthday ni Rayver, minsan nagkakasabay kami ni Rayver sa gym, so walang problema.”
Joross added that only the management knows the truth of the matter. But rather than make a big deal out of it, he insisted that he doesn’t need to know if Cristine merely prefers to work Rayver or whatever her reasons are. What matters is that he has no ill will towards anyone. “Hindi ko alam. Hindi ako ang makakapagsabi nun. Hindi ko na inalam masyado [kung ang production ba o si Cristine ang may gusto]. Ayoko na masyado alamin kasi baka isipin nila pinapalaki ko yung issue. Hindi na [kailangan kausapin si Cristine kasi], wala, ganon naman talaga sa trabaho natin e. Minsan meron kang project [pero pwedeng hindi matuloy]. Tsaka kapatid ko naman si Rayver so okay lang sa akin.”