|Erich Gonzales and Coco Martin
MANILA, Philippines - Actor Coco Martin has nothing but respect for his leading lady , whom he courted years ago.
In an interview with ABS-CBNNews.com, Martin said he won't do anything to ruin the relationship of Gonzales and her non-showbiz boyfriend.
"Unang una sobra ang respeto ko sa kapwa ko lalo na sa relasyon niya ngayon sa nobyo niya ngayon. Ang manira ng relasyon yun ang hinding hindi ko gagawin," Martin said.
But the actor admitted that Gonzales will remain to be his inspiration doing the series "Juan dela Cruz."
"Pero 'yung maging inspired dahil sa kanya at humahanga hindi naman mawawala yon dahil napakaganda niyang babae at napakabait," Martin explained.
"Kailangan may pinaghuhugutan ka. Sabi ko bawat role ko may parte ako doon na shini-share ko hindi lang role 'yon kumbaga may 1/4 doon na totoong pagkatao," he added.
Asked if he is ready to fall in love, Martin replied: "Ready anytime kung may makabangga at magkaroon ng pagkakataon, bakit hindi?"
Martin's newest series "Juan dela Cruz" is set to air its pilot episode on Monday (February 4) after TV Patrol.