Given their very successful team-up in the teleserye Walang Hanggan, plus a movie coming this Valentine season, many are curious if the Coco Martin-Julia Montes team-up will cross over into real life. Though they are generous with compliments for each other, both Coco and Julia were cautious with their response when asked about the possibility of becoming a real-life couple.
In Julia’s case, the actress was vocal about Coco’s good traits that she admires very much, such as being a real gentleman. At the press conference of their movie A Moment In Time which opens this February 13, Julia was asked if Coco was sending her feelers. “Basta maalaga siya talaga, so di ko masabing ‘yon pero maalaga talaga siya sa lahat,” she replied.
She didn’t deny though that she feels “kilig” with the care and attention Coco shows her on the set. “Siyempre ‘pag ang babae inaalagaan mo, kahit sino pa ‘yan, kahit di mo naman crush [ang lalaki], basta pag ipinaparamdam sa ‘yo na parang prinsesa ka, siyempre nakakakilig,” she explained.
When they shot some of the scenes abroad, Julia shared that she witnessed how Coco is a real gentleman. “Siguro nung nasa Europe kami, napansin ko lang na mas nabigyan niya ng justice ang word na ‘gentleman.’”
However, Julia said that she does not want to put any other meaning to this because Coco was a consistent gentleman to everybody else. “Gaya nga ng lagi kong sinasabi sa mga interviews, talaga namang maalaga siya—hindi lang sa akin, sa lola ko lalo. Hindi siya ‘yung showbiz na ugali niyang ginagawa niya ‘yun dahil kailangan. Kumbaga, talagang ugali na niya ‘yun,” she continued. Apart from being a gentleman, Julia added that knowing how to treat a lady right and being respectful to her are equally important traits.
As to the question if her grandmother approves of Coco for her, Julia replied, “Hindi ko na nakakausap si Lola tungkol dun, kung boto siya. Pero close sila kase, close talaga sila.”
Among the guys he knows, Julia admitted that Coco is the closest to her and she is very comfortable with the actor because he really know who she is in real life. “Kumbaga, off-cam, kung ano ako sa totoong buhay, alam na alam niya kung paano ako kumilos, kung paano ako kumain. Hindi talaga ako nahihiya sa kanya dahil gets niya kung ano talaga ako at hindi niya ako dyina-judge kung ano ako,” Julia admitted.