As Julia Montes’s 18th birthday nears, her teleserye and big screen partner Coco Martin is equally excited to be her escort for that special occasion. But the actor has yet to decide on the perfect present to give her due to his hectic work schedule. “Oo naman ready na ako. Alam kong excited siya sa debut niya at ako rin excited bilang escort niya. Yung gift ko pinagiisipan ko pa. Yun nga ang mahirap eh. I’m sure may regalo lahat sa kanya. Bahala na kung ano maisip kong ibigay,” he said in an interview with Push.com.ph during the recent trade event for his teleserye Juan Dela Cruz.
Coco previously stated that the fact that Julia chose him to be her escort for her debut only means that she has special feelings for him compared to the rest of her male friends. He also told the press that he will wait until she turns 18 before deciding whether to court her or not. But when asked if he plans to pursue Julia when she is of legal age, the multi-awarded actor replied, “Saka na natin pagusapan ‘yan.”
In the meantime, Coco is very happy that his new primetime teleserye ranks number one in the national TV ratings based on Kantar Media-TNS survey. He also gave credit to his co-stars who help spice up the plot of Juan Dela Cruz including guest star Gretchen Barretto. “Hindi ko inexpect na ganon siya kabait at kasarap na katrabaho. Sana nga medyo humaba yung araw na nag-taping siya sa amin. Love na love siya ng staff ng Juan dela Cruz kasi napakabait niya at professional katrabaho. Sana makatrabaho ko siya ulit.”
Coco was also all praises for veteran actor Eddie Garcia who’s the latest addition to the show’s cast. “Actually kapag nasa set siya lagi ko siyang pinupuntahan at kinakausap kasi ang dami kong gusto matutunan sa kanya e—yung tamang behavior sa trabaho at pagmamahal niya sa katrabaho niya. Sana matutunan ko yun. Alam ko na may makukuha akong aral sa kanya.”