Coco Martin admits he does not have time for a girlfriend

Coco Martin says he does not even have time for himself this year.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

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1/23/2013 9:55 AM
Coco Martin admits he does not have time for a girlfriend


012313-coco_main.jpgCoco Martin faces a different kind of acting challenge in the upcoming action-fantasy series Juan Dela Cruz. “Feeling ko, lahat nung mga pinaghihirapan ko ngayon at noon, ibinabalik lang sa akin. At kumbaga, sobra ko na siyang pinapahalagahan, minamahal ko talaga yung trabaho ko. Sa nakikita ko, ito yung resulta ng mga pinaghirapan ko, ng mga dating trabaho ko,” he said.

Coco said he will never let fame inflate his ego. “Kaya kumbaga ayoko na pag-isipan na , ‘Uy okay ah, ganito pala yung pakiramdam pag sikat ka.’ Para sa akin, trabaho ito. Kaya ang gagawin ko ngayon is yung mag-focus sa gagawin kong trabaho,” he added.

Coco said he simply has no time to focus on his love life this year. “Wala pa rin eh (laughs). Siguro by that time, yun yung time para intindihin ko yung sarili ko, pagtuunan ko ng pansin yung heart ko. Pero sabi ko nga, gusto ko muna samantalahin kung anong meron ako, gusto ko tingnan na parang dito muna ako mag-fo-focus. Kung ako nga sa family ko nga wala akong time para sa sarili ko, pag siningit ko pa yun, lalong walang matitira sa akin. Dati naman puro ganun ako kumbaga ordinaryo akong tao, kumbaga after ng pagkahiwalay, after a few months magkakaroon na ulit. Kumbaga ito kasi bago sa akin eh. Kumbaga sinasamantala ko lang ngayon ang oportunidad,” he explained.

The 31-year-old actor said he would rather focus on his upcoming role as the newest Pinoy superhero Juan Dela Cruz in his first solo primetime series. “Siguro may tamang oras para pag-usapan yung ganung bagay. Kumbaga alam ko sa sarili ko na may tamang oras at pagkakataon. Ayoko lang pagsabayin lahat kasi mamaya baka mag-iba pa ng kahulugan eh,” he said.

The Kapamilya heartthrob said he is open to the possibility of finding a girlfriend. “Kung darating, pero kung hindi okay lang naman. Wala namang nanliligaw eh, pag tumangkad-tangkad na ako (laughs),” he joked.

Despite persistent rumors linking him to his Walang Hanggan leading lady Julia Montes, Coco said he has nothing more than friendship with her. “Wala kasi magkatrabaho pa kami at saka bata pa yun eh. Hindi po totoo yung nanliligaw ako (laughs). Ayoko naman maging third party! (laughs). Wala pa nga eh, pero gusto ko talaga [magka-love life] pag nagkaroon ng pagkakataon pero ayoko rin ng taga-showbiz kasi ang hirap eh, lalong-lalo na seloso ako. Oo eh. Hindi rin mag-wo-work eh. Kaya’t hangga’t maaari gusto ko yung simple lang,” he said.

One of the things that Coco has been pouring his earnings into is the house he started constructing in 2011 for his family. “Hindi pa tapos eh. Malapit na siya matapos, siguro by April sa wakas matatapos na rin pero medyo matagal ginawa eh, almost two years. Nandun na lahat kami, kumbaga lahat ng pamilya ko nandun na. lahat ng pangarap namin. Pag tinatanong nga nila, ‘Bakit ang tagal?’ Eh nag-iipon pa ako ng pang-buhangin at pang-semento eh (laughs),” he said.

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