Amid the negative rumors surrounding JM de Guzman's removal from the cast of the upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival entry Walang Forever, Jericho Rosales implied that the said move was nothing controversial.
It may be recalled that recent reports confirmed that it was Jericho who replaced the All of Me star in the movie.
In an interview with Jericho during his launch as Kuya J restaurant's newest face at its SM Cebu branch, he said that he doesn't really mind the fact that he's not the first choice on certain projects.
"I really don't mind kung second choice or third choice ako. As long as the project is fit para sakin and I know that I can do a good job in playing a role," he said.
Jericho even cited the same case in his recently-concluded top-rating soap Bridges of Love, "Hindi rin ako ang first choice doon."
While many still couldn't confirm the true reason behind the cast changes, Jericho, presumed that it could only be due to a practical reason.
"I know that JM is very busy with his soap. Ako rin ganon ang buhay ko kapag may soap ako. Hindi ako nakakatanggap ng pelikula kasi mahirap talaga, the 36-year-old actor explained.
Meanwhile, now that he's part of the upcoming romantic comedy opposite Jennylyn Mercado, Jericho, who's best known for being a dramatic star, wasn't able to hide his excitement about his latest project.
According to him, the said genre is something that he has always wanted to get into because it's "medyo light lang while having fun."
Jericho has nothing but good words about his newest leading lady whom he recently met. He even described the actress as a "super bubbly person."
"I watched her film English Only Please. She was so cute in the movie so sabi ko 'Wow, perfect!'" he shared, pertaining to the actress' box office 2014 MMFF entry.
Jericho happily shared that he has also met with the film's director Dan Villegas and because of that "Super happy ako sa project na binigay sa 'kin."
The acclaimed Kapamilya star is positive that the film would turn out well.
"Hopefully maganda 'yung kalabasan. But it's for MMFF so maganda naman yan," he said.
But what really made him decide to take the project?
"Di ba uso ngayon 'yang walang forever? Sikat na sikat ngayon ang hashtag na 'yan. So, sabi ko papatulan ko nga itong walang forever na ito tignan natin kung walang forever," he told the press.