Amidst the recent controversies that Gerald Anderson has had to deal with, the actor is keeping himself busy with his upcoming projects; the teleserye Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin and the action movie OTJ. Instead of allowing himself to be affected by the issues, Gerald explained that the best way to handle these situations, is to focus on his work.
“Dun natin malalaman kung ano’ng klaseng tao ka, hindi kung paano mo hinandle ‘yung success, kundi kung paano mo hinandle ‘yung mga failures, challenges, at hirap sa buhay. Kasi sa success madali lang i-handle ‘yon. Pero ‘yung failure maraming nagda-down sa ‘yo at maraming challenges, depende sa ’yo kung maging strong ka.”
The actor did not deny that he has been affected by the controversies, however he is intent on being optimistic despite the intrigues. “The stronger you are, the more na marami pang blessings na darating sa buhay mo at ‘yun ang dapat mong iniisip, hindi ‘yung mga taong di mo naman kilala at laging nagda-down sa ‘yo,” he said, referring to his detractors.
Gerald is being branded by his critics as a “heartbreaker” due to his romantic involvement with some female celebrities. At present, he is being romantically linked to Maja Salvador, who was friends with Kim Chiu, who is also Gerald’s ex. Sadly, the involvement of Maja with Gerald led to the end of Maja and Kim’s friendship.
When prodded if he is now courting Maja, Gerald was evasive. “Sa akin na ‘yon, sa akin na ‘yon. Wala namang kinalaman sa… sa akin na lang po ‘yon. ‘Yon ang privacy ko, pero di ko naman sinasabi na di ko sasabihin. Siguro sa right time. Siguro ine-enjoy ko lang kung ano’ng meron ako,” he said.
However, Gerald hinted that he and Maja would not be spending time together if they did not enjoy each other’s company. “Siguro di po kami magsasama kung di po kami nage-enjoy… ine-enjoy namin ‘yung company ng isa’t-isa.”
Gerald explained that in showbiz, it is easy to arrive at misconceptions. “Pero hindi ko naman kailangang i-prove ang sarili ko kahit kanino,” he reasoned.
However, he is aware that when it comes to being an artist, he constantly needs to prove himself. “Work-wise, acting-wise, sa trabaho bilang isang artist, bilang isang aktor, isang performer sa ASAP, everyday kailangan kong i-prove ang sarili ko at marami pa ‘yan. Everyday, ‘yun talaga ang hinahanap kong improvement. Pero as a person wala po akong kailangang i-prove sa inyo.”
Gerald also stressed that when it comes to love, he loves deeply, and it does not only apply to the romantic aspect. “Kung di malalim, ibig sabihin di mo [ganun] kamahal ang tao, pero di kailangang girlfriend, asawa lang, [sa] pamilya pwede ‘yon, di ba?”
As for a special someone, Gerald said that he is the type who wants to show his love to a special someone everyday, and make the person feel that she is important in his life.