Gerald Anderson could not be any happier that many appreciated the acting chops he displayed in his latest movie Always Be My Maybe together with Arci Muñoz.
"Nag-level up ba? I came into the movie na iniisip ko I just want to be 100% honest, gusto ko magbigay ng honesty and truth kay Jake del Mundo (my character) kasi magkahawig," he said.
Gerald stressed that he and Arci both gave their best for the film which many lauded for its simple plot and acting.
Aside from his movie, Gerald is also looking to celebrate his 10th year in the business. The Fil-American actor emerged as the Teen Third Big Placer in the first-ever Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition.
The hunky actor from General Santos City himself still could not believe that he has been in the business that long.
"…Ang tagal ko sa business na ito and it feels like a long time. Pero at the same time, parang kahapon lang ako nagi-start," Gerald said in a recent interview.
"Ang weird, ang weird. I think it should be like that—alam mo sa sarili mo na ang dami mong nagawa, ang dami mong ipinakita. Ang daming success and failures na nangyari sa career mo, but 'yung feeling na parang ang dami ko pang gustong gawin at yung parang baguhan ko pa rin. I think that's the best way to go kahit sobrang tagal mo," he added.
On top of his personal efforts to stay in the business, Gerald recognizes the fact that Kim Chiu played a pivotal role in his success.
"Alam mo, hanggang sa matapos ang career ko, it will always be a part of me. Hindi ko alam kung nandoon kayo sa premiere night, pero mas madami po ang Kimerald [fans]. It's very phenomenal talaga at wala talaga ako rito kung hindi dahil kay Kim," he said.
He added, "More than the career, it's more doon sa personal, kung ano ang mga natutunan ko and kung paano kami nagtulungan."
In fact, he even likened their love team to Tirso Cruz III and Nora Aunor’s famous Guy and Pip tandem.
“Parang si Tito Pip kasi nga sabi niya ‘Ako ang gusto ko sa career ko maging magaling na actor’ which he is. Sobra. But kapag may nakakakita pa rin sa kanya ‘Uy miss ko kayo ni [Guy].’ Ako sabi ko sa sarili ko at sinabi ko s akanya ‘Ah I know my future. Alam ko ganito ang mangyayari sa akin.’ And it’s not bad,” he said.
Gerald even expressed openness to reunite with Kim anew for another project in the future.
"If there are future projects na we can work together for our fans, for ourselves bakit naman hindi?" he ended.