MANILA, Philippines – Actress Jessy Mendiola came to the defense of actor JM de Guzman, who is rumored to be steeped in vices.
|Actress Jessy Mendiola
In an interview with Push.com.ph, Mendiola said she gets hurt that a lot of things are being said against de Guzman, who was once special to her.
“Nahu-hurt lang ako na may mga ganong isyu sa kanya. Parang ang tingin sa kanya napakasamang tao. Para sa akin mabait din na tao [si JM]. Kung ano man ang pinagdaanan niya ngayon, sa akin mabait siya. So kung bisyo man or whatever, sa tingin ko naman kung bisyo man kaya niyang ma-surpass kung ano man,” she said.
While they don’t get to talk regularly because of their respective work schedules, Mendiola said she told de Guzman to just ignore the negative comments and start anew.
“Sabi ko, ‘Alam mo, let’s just forget everything sa 2012 and start a new 2013.’ So I think he’s starting anew. He’s doing parang recording a new album,” she said.
Meanwhile, Mendiola refused to believe reports claiming that what happened to her and de Guzman in the past is one of the reasons why the actor lost enthusiasm for work.
“Para sa akin kasi kailangan din niyang maging matatag sa sarili niya. Kung ‘yun lang ang rason parang it’s not even valid enough to do it to himself,” she said.
Mendiola said she is ready to listen to de Guzman anytime he needs someone to be there for him.