Teaming up with Angeline Quinto in the new romantic-comedy series Kahit Konting Pagtingin, Sam Milby said his latest project is a good start to the year for him. “I’m excited kasi it’s light, yung feel ng show. Nag-workshop na kami. Inaral ko rin yung script kung ano yung magiging character ko. Matagal na kaming magkaibigan ni Angeline kaya mas madali para sa akin ang makatrabaho siya. Natural talaga si Angeline,” he said.
The talented actor admitted that he has a hectic work schedule because he is doing two series at the same time. “Kasi nag-te-taping din ako ng Against All Odds. So parang doon mas heavy, mas drama,” he said of his upcoming drama series with Judy Ann Santos.
The Fil-American heartthrob also reacted to news that he might be offered a project with former flame Anne Curtis. “Yun din narinig ko rin pero wala pang balita kung kalian or kung itutuloy. I’m happy naman. Happy. In the four years ng Maging Sino Ka Man, I’m excited to be working with her again kung sakaling itutuloy,” he admitted.
Sam said he has no issue working with Anne with whom he parted ways over three years ago. “Yes of course I’d be excited to do it. Hindi lang para sa amin, kundi para sa mga fans namin kasi malakas yung mga Sam-Anne, SMF, Kismets na groups. Nakita nila yung love story namin sa on-screen at off-screen so para din sa mga fans who deserve that,” he added.
When asked if there was ever a chance of rekindling anything with Anne, Sam said people should respect her current relationship which is going strong. “Siyempre hindi naman puwede kasi may love life na si Anne na matagal na and dapat respetuhin natin yung relasyon nila,” he said.
Of his new series Kahit Konting Pagtingin, Sam said his on-screen chemistry with co-star Angeline stems from their close friendship off-cam, which may discount the possibility of it becoming a real-life romance. “Hindi naman imposible. Ayoko naman kayo i-mislead na may something kami na wala. I mean, matagal na kaming magkaibigan and friends lang talaga kami. Hindi naman puwede sabihin na walang puwedeng mangyari. Puwede naman,” he explained.
The 28-year-old actor revealed he and Angeline have a habit of trying of making fun of each other when they’re together. “Okay lang, ganun talaga. Masaya naman. Okay lang na inaasar niya ako kasi ganun din ako sa kanya eh. Ganun kami eh. inaasar namin ang isa’t isa,” he said.
When asked if he would be willing to help Angeline on how to speak better English, Sam said that they actually have no problem communicating in either English or Tagalog. “Magaling na siya mag-Ingles eh pero mas kailangan kong gumaling sa Tagalog dahil alam naman natin na dito sa Pilipinas. Mabuti na mas Tagalog siya kaysa Ingles para matututo ako,” he shared.
During a recent presscon for Kahit Konting Pagtingin, Sam admitted that he will focus on his career in the country this year instead of going abroad like last year to do a round of auditions. But he said he does not have any regrets about abruptly leaving showbiz for half of 2012. “Lahat ng bagay sa buhay may risk and ako rinisk ko yung movie na dapat na ginawa ko with Bea (Alonzo), yung The Mistress. Hindi naman ako nagsisisi. Yung mga na-experience ko sa New York, happy pa rin ako sa mga nakilala ko at hindi naman sa nag-give up ako. Babalik pa ako at ngayong taon na ito madaming blessings ngayon so ayoko na isipin ang mga negative negative, gusto ko positive ang 2013. Dapat ganun eh kasi yung positive vibes, kung positive ang tao, maganda rin ang mangyayari sa buhay so gusto ko positive lahat,” he said.