Coco Martin reveals what he likes most about Maja Salvador
|by Bernie Franco | September 29, 2009 9:02 AM | |
After the successful run of Tayong Dalawa, Coco Martin will soon be seen in the upcoming teleserye Nagsimula sa Puso as Maja Salvador’s leading man. Since it’s his first time to work with the talented young actress, Coco is discovering many good things about her, especially about her work ethics. “Natutuwa ako sa kanya kasi devoted siya sa trabaho niya. Malalim siyang katrabaho at malalim siyang tao. And then nakikita ko kasi ‘yungpagpupursige sa ginagawa niya.”
Even as people are already saying that the two stars look good together, Coco clarified that it is still too early to tell if their relationship could develop into something romantic, even if they are both single. He stressed that people should not misinterpret his being extra nice to Maja on the set because he is just behaving like a gentleman to his leading lady. “Sa lalaki, hindi mo naman maaalis ‘yung ganon, ‘yung pag-aalaga sa kapwa or co-actors mo not just sa kasama mong artista,” he explained, adding that he is nice to everyone.
On the possibility that he might fall for Maja, Coco said that he prefers to take things one step at a time. “Sa tingin ko hindi pa kami nagkakaraoon ng time para mag-bonding,” he admitted. But so far, their working relationship is going very well since Maja is approachable and not the “showbiz” type. “Si Maja kasi simpleng tao, eh,” explained the actor. “Hindi siya nagpe-pretend. Kung ano siya, ‘yun ang pinapakita niya and then bilang isang lalaki siyempre parang natutuwa ka.”
Maja plays a more mature role in Nagsimula sa Puso, and her leading man explained that this is also the good chance for the actress to adopt an older image. “Kumbaga this time ito na ‘yung hinihintay niya para ipakita ang kakaibang Maja.”
In the meantime, Coco said that he feels privileged that he is becoming a mainstream actor and that he owes much of it to the Kapamilya network. “Natutuwa ako sa ABS-CBN na nagtiwala sa akin para suportahan si Maja. Ako naman kasi dun lagi ako bumabawi sa proyekto, eh sa mga taong katrabaho ako. And thankful ako kasi kasama ako sa project.”