Daniel Padilla on Monday revealed that he was offered the role of co-actor Alden Richards in the blockbuster film “Hello, Love, Goodbye”, which also stars his longtime on-screen partner and real-life girlfriend Kathryn Bernardo.
Speaking with Boy Abunda on “Tonight With Boy Abunda”, Daniel said that the big screen project was originally for him and Kathryn.
“In-offer naman sa akin ‘yun Tito Boy. Sa amin naman talaga original ‘yun, originally dapat ‘yun para sa amin,” he said, before going on to explain why he ended up turning down the offer.
“Napag-usapan namin ‘yun after ‘The Hows Of Us’ na magpapahinga muna kaming dalawa,” he continued.
“Hindi siya mabilis na proseso (na parang) ‘okay, gawin mo na, gawin mo na siya.’ Hindi ganun kadali. Isa siyang mahabang proseso. It's something new sa amin and parang out of nowhere si Kathryn nagtatanong kung paano ‘to kung ready na ba siya and mahaba siyang usapan.”
In his interview, the actor was also asked whether he ever felt jealous of Alden as Kathryn’s new leading man.
“Masyadong mababaw ang selos, hindi ako nagselos, hindi siya selos, it’s just different. It’s a different feelings,” he explained.
“Kasi ang selos makukuha mo lang ‘yan kung saan-saan eh. Ito ibang usapan siya eh. Doon nagkaroon ng security, doon kami lalo naging tight ni Kathryn, nang dahil doon.”
Daniel admitted that it wasn’t easy for him being away from Kathryn for over a month that they were filming “Hello, Love, Goodbye” in Hong Kong.
“Noong umalis siya andon ako sa puntong, I was in dark times noong nangyari ‘yun,” he confessed. “Hindi ‘yun basta okay lang ako. It was different. Minsan nasa banyo ako for hours lang, andon lang ako.”
“Minsan kasi maiisip mo, ano na nga ba nangyayari doon, di ba?. Hindi naman sa inisipan ko ng masama si Alden, hindi 'yun. And hindi ko rin naman siya pwede tawagan every time dahil nag-shooting sila,” he added.