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Neil Coleta says he and his 'Juan dela Cruz' co-stars are getting even closer

Neil Coleta says that working with Coco Martin and Erich Gonzales is a lot of fun.

BY KRISTHOFF CAGAPE

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5/23/2013 8:32 AM
Neil Coleta says he and his 'Juan dela Cruz' co-stars are getting even closer


052313-neil_main.jpgNeil Coleta is currently enjoy his role as Asiong, Coco Martin’s character’s sidekick, in the hit primetime teleserye Juan dela Cruz. In an exclusive interview, Push.com.ph asked how he felt being constantly compared to Coco. “Nasanay lang siguro silang magkasama kami. Pero sobrang thankful naman kasi si kuya Coco sobrang idol ko ‘yan eh at tsaka ‘yun lang sanay lang silang magkasama kami at magka-eksena.”

With the amount of time they have spent together, Neil considers Coco as his mentor not only in acting, but also in real life. “Di lang siya sa trabahao nag-aadvice pati sa buhay-buhay na sa personal. Like kunwari sa mga investment, pagdating sa pamilya, sa trabaho. Tapos napaka the best na kuya rin siya sa akin,” he commented.

When it comes to relationship matters though, both set their boundaries. “Minsan nagbibiruan kami, ‘Uy may problema ka noh?’ Dinadaan lang namin sa tawa kasi pagdating sa love life di namin masyadong pinapakialaman.”

Speaking of relationships, Neil stressed that he is focusing on his career and is setting aside love for now. “Sa ngayon trabaho muna, siyempre minsan lang ‘to dumating. So pangalagaan at tsaka kumbaga ‘yung mga love life ipasantabi muna natin,” he shared.

Neil is also close to co-star Erich Gonzales, whom he considers a good friend along with Coco. “Super close kami. Actually kami ang laging magka-eksena, ako, si Coco at si Erich. So minsan nagbo-bonding kami, like badminton, lumalabas. Pag sa set sobrang kulitan. Pagkatrabaho, trabaho. Pero pagkalabas, wala, parang naglalaro lang. ‘Yun nagwowork kami, tapos magandang bonding yung samahan,” he said.

Moreover, he said that as time passes by their friendship is getting stronger than ever. “Basta lalong tumatagal, mas lalong lumalalim, mas nagiging komportable kami sa isa’t isa,” he shared.