Who would ever forget Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach’s Instagram fan girl moment last January after Hollywood star James Franco replied to her admiration?
It may be recalled that it all happened after Pia revealed on Entertainment Tonight that James was among her celebrity crushes along with Channing Tatum and Seth Rogen.
In an interview on Ruben Nepales’ Inquirer column, the Spiderman star shared the reason why he replied.
“People told me she had a crush on me, so I was giving some love back,” replied James.
When reminded about Pia’s three-heart response with matching “I love you more” to his post, James exclaimed, “Whoa! Somebody is playing matchmaker here!”
The 127 Hours star however clarified that he has yet to visit the Philippines.
“I did a movie called The Great Raid that was supposed to take place in the Philippines, but we actually shot in Australia. There were a lot of great Filipino actors in that film. I loved working with them,” he shared.
James was pertaining to stars Bembol Roco, Rez Cortez, Cesar Montano, Paolo Montalban and Natalie Mendoza.
But would he be open to date Pia?
“I don’t know—what is her life like?” he replied. “She must have a crazy (busy) life. I don’t know how we would even ever get together. We will see what happens, man,” he said
The James Dean actor is reported to be wooing singer Lana del Rey for two years now. Rumors even had it that the two tied the knot, which they eventually denied.
Although he initially played coy about defining love, the actor-professor later on shared that he has “a very simple concept of love.”
“It’s just giving of yourself—that is what love is. It’s an active thing. Love is giving to another,” he said.
Pia, however, has been seemingly cozying up with famed Dr. Mikhail Varshavski aka Dr. Mike from New York City.
The two have been constant figures in each other’s Snapchat accounts. The most recent of which was their face swap posts
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