Playing the role of the serious and responsible Lance in the romantic-comedy series Kahit Konting Pagtingin, Sam Milby said he is happy to be paired with new leading lady Angeline Quinto in his first acting project this year. “Unang una I’m glad to be working with Angeline na bago. Lalabas na ito itong month na ito so I’m very excited. I’m excited dahil it’s light, very light,” he said.
The 28-year-old actor said that being familiar with Angeline ever since she started in showbiz will make it easier for them to work on-cam. He also does not discount the possibility of a real-life romance between them as well. “Kami ni Angeline matagal na kaming magkaibigan and yun lang talaga, friends lang talaga kami. Hindi naman ibig sabihin nun walang puwedeng mangyari pero I’m very open-minded naman,” he admitted.
The talented actor said even at the start of the year, he is already busy with every day tapings for Kahit Konting Pagtingin and his upcoming soap with Judy Ann Santos Against All Odds. “Puro tapings ang mangyayari sa akin. So ang totoo, kami ni Judy Ann nag-te-taping din kami so every day ang tapings ko,” he shared.
When it comes to his personal life, Sam has already admitted to spending time with Shaina Magdayao during the tail end of 2012. “Kasama mga kaibigan niya, nothing sweet or like that. Friends lang talaga. Pag nakikita ko siya, kahit dati pa, talagang charming si Shaina at may mga common friends din kami,” he said.
The Kapamilya heartthrob admitted that they have gone on about three group dates already and so far, everything is just platonic between them. “Ang gusto ko kay Shaina, maliban sa maganda siya, maganda ang puso niya. Lahat ng katrabaho niya, lahat ng taga-Star Magic, lahat ng nasa showbiz yun lang ang sinasabi. Yun lang ang words tungkol kay Shaina. Wala pa kaming something sa ngayon,” he shared.
As for whether he has plans to take her out on a one-on-one date, Sam said he prefers the current set-up better. “Wala pa naman. Kasi pag may date na kayo lang dalawa, mas may pressure, mas may expectations na ayoko naman ng ganun sa ngayon. Gusto kong makilala ng mabuti si Shaina and tingnan natin. Basta friendship lang talaga,” he admitted.
Sam also told the press that he had asked his good friend John Prats if it was okay for him to go out with Shaina. The Fil-Am actor said he would not have gone out with her without getting his friend’s blessing. “Hindi ko itutuloy. Ganun akong kaibigan kasi ayaw kong magsimula ng anything, dahil wala pa kaming anything ngayon, kami ni Shaina. Ang gusto kong siguraduhin, kung hindi okay sa kanya hindi ko itutuloy kasi wala pa kaming anything ngayon eh,” he said.
Sam also said he would not court someone if he would end up hurting somebody else in the process. “Ayoko naman ng ganun. Nagpaalam ako sa kanya kung sakaling liligawan ko si Shaina. Okay sa kanya,” he added.
The Kahit Konting Pagtingin actor said he is also not bothered when he hears of other celebrities being linked to Shaina like Piolo Pascual who is also one of his showbiz friends. “May karapatan ba akong magselos? Sinasabi ko nga, friends lang talaga kami. Marami namang nanliligaw kay Shaina actually. She’s a great person talaga, malaki ang puso niya, ang daming nanliligaw sa kanya and I understand that. It’s not unexpected. Kung yun din, I won’t be surprised,” he explained.
For this year, Sam said he is not sure if he even has time for a girlfriend. “Kung ready ang puso ko, kung ready ang buhay ko. Hindi ko alam kasi every day naman yung taping ko pagdating sa oras wala akong time talaga. Pero kung gusto laging may paraan di ba?” he said.
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