The actor says he does not want to bank on his personal life when making projects.
(UPDATED) During Jericho Rosales’s guest appearance on Kris TV
, host Kris Aquino made a joke about him and guest co-host Senator Chiz Escudero. The senator is currently being linked to Heart Evangelista, Jericho’s former girlfriend.
“Joke nilang dalawa ‘yon. Di na ako sumali,” Echo said when asked how he felt about it. “Ayoko namang patay-malisya. Alam ko naman kung ano’ng pinag-uusapan din. Tapos na ‘yon, eh. Masaya ako sa mga tao,” he answered during his press conference for the clothing brand Collezione C2 at the Rockwell Club Amorsolo Square in Makati City. Echo is now happily committed to aspiring showbiz personality and lifestyle show host Kim Jones.
The actor was then directly asked if he is willing to work with his former girlfriends, like Heart. Hesitantly, Jericho replied, “I’m okay naman kung makakatrabaho sila. The problem is ‘yung buzz about the personal life will be noisier than the project, so I don’t want to disappoint the paying public.” He added that TV and film projects with his former leading ladies/girlfriends are available on videos.
He continued, “Kung babayaran nila ‘yung pelikula [I want to give them] something original. I don’t like banking on my personal life. That’s just my reason. There’ve been offers to do films with my (ex-girlfriend).
“Even if you’re respected by your partner, ibigay mo na sa kanya ‘yon. The best thing na pwede ko ibigay sa partner ko is security. Alam ko sasabihin niya I’m okay pagdating sa bahay [bothered pala]. Ang babae, babae pa rin ‘yon,” he explained.