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Jericho Rosales on marriage: ‘Kim is the most supportive wife ever’

Jericho Rosales shares his thoughts on having a baby.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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11/8/2014 10:09 AM
Jericho Rosales on marriage: ‘Kim is the most supportive wife ever’


110814-jericho_main.jpgAs part of this year's batch of Cinema One Originals film stars, Jericho Rosales said he is very proud of his role as a gritty title character in the action-romance Red which was based on real events. “May pagka-bad boy yung role pero he’s a good-hearted character. Mabait si Red kasi story siya ng isang legendary underground Bacolod fixer, yung nag-aayos ng mga problema ng mga politico, mga mayayaman basically. Ang problema niya, na-frame up siya sa sarili niyang kliyente and then ang kailangan niya gawin is ibenta niya lahat ng mga meron siya at umalis siya sa Bacolod para ma-save niya yung love of his life. So it’s an action love story na medyo kumplikado. Ang message niya is may mga bagay na hindi kayang ayusin. Iba siya,” he said during his solo presscon for the movie held last November 6 at Bella Ibarra in Quezon City.

The 35-year-old actor-singer said even though he is now married, there are still no limitations to what he can do onscreen, even love scenes. In Red, Echo has a love scene with co-star Mercedes Cabral. Echo said he does not hide anything from his wife model-host Kim Jones. “Lahat alam niya. Even before ko tanggapin yung film, alam niya yung aspeto na yun. She’s part of the decision-making sa bawat project na gagawin ko. Coming from Legal Wife, alam niya na hindi ako gumagawa ng mga bagay na pang-hanky-panky lang, mga ganun. Kasi bilang artista, we do real-life stories eh, of course nasa sa akin na yung sana kung may love scene sana kasal na sila, Filipino pa rin eh. Yun yung kulturang kinalakihan ko eh. Pero kung ipapakita mo yung totoong buhay yung storya ng isang tao, nagiging hindi siya makatotohanan kung may iiwasan kang mga bagay. Kasi may paraan naman sa paggawa eh,” he explained.

When it comes to taking on roles, Echo said his biggest consideration has always been the story and the message it wants to deliver to the audience. “There are two things to consider. Number one is my conviction. Number two is the people na responsible ako. So pag tumanggap ako ng pelikula, ang limitation ko is kung gagawa ako ng bagay na hindi naman angkop sa mensahe. Ang limitation ko is pag gagamitin mo ang isang kissing scene or love scene para lang pumunta ang mga tao sa sinehan, because I’m not that kind of actor, parang ganun. Parang messenger ako eh, I’m a delivery boy so kailangan nandun ka sa sinabi mo, yung story. That’s my only limitation and Kim is the most supportive wife ever sabi niya. Sabi niya, ‘Pag tapos ka na diyan, umuwi ka na, mag-love scene tayo.’ (laughs) Puwede na ako mag-joke ng ganun kasi may asawa na ako,” he joked.


110814-jericho_main.jpgMarriage has actually been a good step for Echo in terms of his career according to him. “Yung ABS-CBN ang ganda pa rin ng mga roles na binibigay nila sa akin. Hindi yung porke kasal na ako hindi na ako puwede gumawa ng mga ganyan. Ganun pa rin eh. Sumabay yung pagiging kasal ko dun sa growth ko as an actor. Nung naramdaman ko na tapos na ako sa mga ibang bagay. Of course pag mga pang-12 to 17 years old hindi na talaga puwede (laughs) pero puwede pa rin ako gumawa ng rom-com. It’s fun pa rin. Wala naman akong limitations na nangyari. And even the people, yung mga nag-su-support sa akin gusto pa rin nila na makita ako sa ganun,” he shared.

With a lovely wife and a busy career, is Echo thinking of having a baby soon? “When I get asked, ‘When are you going to have a baby?’ I don’t think we can because our relationship right now is our baby, kumbaga yun yung inaalagaan namin ngayon kasi I still have to learn a lot about Kim. She still has to learn a lot about me. We just figured out yung mga cultural differences namin, ganyan ganyan. We just decided na gusto namin magsama kasi pareho kaming sira ulo (laughs). Pareho kami ng direction. Pero right now there’s this big ball of excitement for what’s about to happen because the foundation is right,” he said.

Watch Jericho Rosales in Red at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival. For screening schedules, log on to the Cinema One Originals and Cinema One Channel Facebook pages and check out www.sureseats.com (for Ayala cinemas) and call 722-4496/722-4501 (for Greenhills Dolby Atmos)