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Coco Martin on his intentions towards Julia Montes: 'Ayoko muna magsalita, baka masoplak tayo'

Coco Martin reveals that he first wants to be sure that Julia Montes reciprocates his feelings before he decides to pursue her.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

2/7/2013 10:33 AM
Coco Martin on his intentions towards Julia Montes: 'Ayoko muna magsalita, baka masoplak tayo'


020713-coco_main.jpgCoco Martin was admittedly thrilled when Julia Montes officially asked him to be her escort for her 18th birthday on March 19. He believed that it’s a sign that he has bigger chances to win her heart should he decide to court her. “Oo nga, kailangan pa may camera para i-invite niya ako. Why not, chocnut? Siyempre pupunta ako. Nag-e-expect din ako eh [na ako ang pipiliin niyang escort]. Kung saka sakaling hindi, masasaktan ako. Kumbaga, talo na agad dun pa lang eh. Siyempre kapag ikaw ang pinili niyang escort, ibig sabihin may espesyal na paghanga o pagtingin sa ‘yo,” he said in an interview after the press con for A Moment In Time, Tuesday, February 5.

The talented actor made it clear though that he wants to wait until after her debut before pursuing her on a romantic level. “Hindi naman direct na ligaw. Mas gusto ko munangkasi from Walang Hanggan tapos A Moment In Time magkasama na kamihabang bata siya, i-enjoy niya muna dahil pagtuntong niya ng 18 years old, yun ang time ng pagpasok niya sa mas seryosong buhay. Nandun yung part na kung saka-sakali, kung papalarin, [dun natin malalaman] kung saan mapupunta yung aming pagsasama.” 

Incidentally, he recalled that their status now is somewhat similar to their previous characters who started out as friends before they became lovers.  “Eh kasi baka mamaya parang Walang Hanggan ito, kasi sa debut din nagumpisa yung love story namin dun.

When asked if he has sincere intentions towards Julia, he simply replied, “Bakit naman intensyon? Siguro ang mas tamang salita ay hangarin. Ayoko muna magsalita e. Baka mamaya masoplak tayo eh after nito. Ayoko muna magsalita eh, baka mamaya masoplak tayo after nito. After the debut saka natin malalaman kung anong mangyayari. Pero kay lola sigurado na ako na boto sa akin,” Coco added with a laugh.

If there’s anything he likes about Julia the most, it’s the way she works hard for the sake of her family. Like him, the young actress was also raised by her grandmother. “Gusto ko yung pagkatao niya, pagbibigay importansiya niya sa pamilya at napaka marespeto niya sa kapwa. Marami kaming pagkakapareho eh. Siya yung nagsusumikap para sa pamilya niya, para maitawid din niya. Yun ang nagustuhan ko sa kanya bilang tao at bilang babae.” 

In the meantime, Coco wanted to correct the impression that he’s the type of guy who just knows how to charm women without being serious about it. As it is, he recently revealed on Sarah G Live that he used to have a crush on Sarah Geronimo. “Ganon ako eh. Siguro natuto lang ako maging open kung ano nararamdaman, kung anong iniisip ko. Kasi sa dami ng iniisip ko sa trabaho mas maganda kung nire-release mo minsan kung anong totoo.” 

What can he say that his closeness with Julia affected her relationship with Enchong Dee? “Eh labas na po ako dun.”