Actor Jericho Rosales is back on ABS-CBN’s primetime slot with the upcoming soap, Magpahanggang Wakas, formerly titled Never Ever Say Goodbye. He will be paired with actress Arci Munoz for the first time.
In Magpahanggang Wakas, Jericho and Arci will play the roles of star-crossed lovers Waldo and Aryann.
Considering that the show entails a more mature and daring theme, did the two stars feel awkward around each other while shooting?
Jericho admitted to members of the entertainment media after the show’s grand press conference, “First time naming nag-meet, di ba? Tapos diretso kaagad kami ng Caramoan (where they shot scenes) so siyempre fini-feel pa namin ang isa’t isa tapos biglang ‘yun na ‘yung scenes namin. Medyo awkward ng konti but nairaos namin eh. Nagbond kaming dalawa sa Caramoan. Kwentuhan kaming dalawa, nagbabad kami ‘dun sa lobby ng hotel para makapagkwentuhan. That was that best we could do.”
Arci, on the other hand, said that she did not feel awkward when she did a love scene with Jericho as she is comfortable with him. “Hindi naman po. I’m very comfortable with Echo and maganda ‘yung eksena, eh,” she said, adding that Jericho is a professional actor.
Meanwhile, Jericho, who said that working with Arci gave them the opportunity to be friends, was also asked about the reaction of his wife, model-host Kim Jones about this project. “Si Kim, would be, papagalitan ako ‘nun kung half-baked ako sa trabaho ko… We (referring to Arci) are both in a relationship and I know her boyfriend.”
As for Arci’s non-showbiz boyfriend, she said, “With my work naman, hindi naman niya ako pinapakialaman. Alam naman niya na trabaho lang talaga and si Echo naman, kilala din niya.”
Saying that Jericho and her boyfriend know each other, Arci shared that it was her boyfriend whom she broke the news first about working with Kapamilya actor. Adding that his boyfriend is not the jealous type, she said, “Supportive naman ‘yun.”