Jericho Rosales talks about being the latest addition to the powerhouse cast of 'Against All Odds.'
Jericho Rosales happily announced that he'll be part of the teleserye Against All Odds
which also top-bills Judy Ann Santos, KC Concepcion, and Sam Milby. Initially scheduled to air in 2012, the show’s premiere was moved to next year.
According to Jericho, it's perfect timing since it will finally give him the chance to work with the country's teleserye queen again. "Finally, magkakasama na kami ni Juday. I remember before nagkatrabaho na kami sa Esperanza. Nag-long break ako after that. Yun yung nag-concentrate ako sa music nung na-burn out ako [sa acting]. After that, one of the soaps na hindi ko natanggap noon was with Juday. So I kind of feel like, finally, ngayon matutuloy na ulit, makakasama ko si Juday sa soap."
Jericho refused to give details about his character, but it seems that he'll be Judy Ann's leading man in the teleserye. "Hindi ko muna ire-reveal mangyayari sa character ko. Kasi yung character ko papasok sa second week ng soap. It was originally for someone [else]. Pero unfortunately, parang the artist couldn't ano, parang hindi ma-handle ng ano, and then they offered me the role. In-explain nila kay Tita Angeli (Pangilinan, his manager). Sabi ko, 'Interesting. Okay game'. Iba siya sa mga characters ko noon. Sabi ko, 'Okay good.'"
Although he wasn't exactly the first choice for the role, Jericho maintained that what's important for him is the quality of the material that they have for the teleserye. It's actually the reason why it takes time before he accepts a project. "Ako naman I choose my projects really well. Kapag malaking panahon ang igugugol ko, it's important to me [na maganda yung materyal]. Kasi hinahanapan ako ng mga tao na, 'Wala ka bang teleserye?' Kasi that's their gauge of being visible so I understand that. But for me, whether it's an album or a teleserye, or a concert, ganon ako e, mapili talaga ako."