Rayver Cruz clarified previous rumors that he replaced Joross Gamboa for a role in the upcoming teleserye Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin. “Alam ko kasi tinawagan talaga ako sa role na sinabi sa akin. Yun lang naman yung sinabi sa akin. Hindi ko alam kung san nanggagaling yung mga isyung ganyan. Bahala na kung sino nagsasabi niyan,” he said in an interview with Push.com.ph.
There have been allegations that his girlfriend Cristine Reyes didn’t want to work with Joross so she requested that Rayver be given the role instead. But the ever-accommodating actor insisted that Cristine wouldn’t do such a thing. “Hindi naman ganon si AA (nickname of Cristine). Basta ang alam ko yung role na ibinigay sa akin, nung tinawagan ako ni Tita Mariole (Alberto, Star Magic head) sa akin talaga.”
Apparently, Rayver never talked about the issue with Joross even when they were together during the Star Magic tour last month. But he was quick to add that all is well between them despite the controversy. “Okay naman kami ni Joross. Nung nagkasama kami sa ASAP Singapore hindi namin napagusapan e. Hindi ko alam na may lumalabas na palang ganon.”
In the meantime, he’s really looking forward to start working with Gerald Anderson in the said soap as well as the upcoming action-drama movie OTJ. “Yun nga e. Sana tuloy tuloy and both ng projects kasama ko si Gerald. Sobrang tagal na mula nung una kaming magkatrabaho, naguumpisa pa lang sila ni Kim (Chiu) noon. Happy ako mapasama sa magagandang proyekto.”
Rayver will be working closely with Dina Bonnevie and Tonton Gutierrez who play his parents in Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin. With such stellar casting, he said that he’s really challenged to showcase his dramatic prowess in this project. “Siyempre may kaba kahit papano dahil sa cast. And after ilang months mag-start na yung taping, kaya excited na ako magtrabaho.”