MANILA, Philippines -- Following the reported squabble between married couple Mariel Rodriguez and Robin Padilla, a love scene between the action star and Anne Curtis for their primetime series is no longer likely to happen.
|Kris Aquino and Robin Padilla portray Roxanne and Bogs in "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw"
At the sidelines of a press conference held Tuesday night for the launch of her latest endorsement, Curtis expressed her hesitation to do a "love scene" with Padilla in "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw."
This comes after the actor's intimate scenes with Kris Aquino, his other leading lady in the ABS-CBN series, had Rodriguez removing her wedding ring admittedly out of jealousy.
"If ever... anything, knowing how Mariel feels about of course her husband, I understand that and I'd rather not go to that extent to upset her. So siyempre as a woman I give respect to that. I'd rather not na lang," Curtis said.
Early this month, Padilla admitted on live television that his wife of three years had given back her wedding ring supposedly after watching his scenes with Aquino. In one episode of "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw," Bogs (Padilla) and Roxanne (Aquino) are seen exchanging vows, before going on a honeymoon trip to Boracay.
Padilla also expressed thanks to Aquino for helping convince Rodriguez to reconsider her supposed plan to leave her husband. The couple have since reconciled.
On Tuesday, Curtis said that the writers of "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw" may have since took into consideration the reported domestic squabble in planning the upcoming episodes of the series.
"I think even the writers are aware to avoid anyone getting hurt or offending anyone. So I think it's been understood already," she said.
The prized Kapamilya actress also confirmed that the series, as earlier hinted at by Aquino, will only run for one season, citing the lead stars' packed schedules.
"I don't know where the story's going to lead us, but I do know we've always been one season. But we've been taping for one year. I think the problem is our schedules also -- I have a daily ('It's Showtime'), Ate Kris has a daily ('Kris TV'), so it's kind of hard. But we're doing it, we're surviving, we're doing the tapings while we can," she said.