MANILA - Actor-host Luis Manzano said he is happy that his girlfriend, actress Angel Locsin, does not get carried away with her role in the hit ABS-CBN series "The Legal Wife," which tackles infidelity.
In the primetime soap, Locsin plays the role of Monica, who catches her husband Adrian (Jericho Rosales) cheating on her with her best friend, Nicole (Maja Salvador).
While admitted that he occasionally gets asked by Locsin about scenes from "The Legal Wife," Manzano said his girlfriend still makes it a point to separate her role from their relationship.
"She was going through her script, sinasabi niya sa akin kagabi, 'Ikaw ba, kung maglagay ako ng tracker sa phone mo, magagalit ka ba?' Sabi ko, 'kapag nalaman ko without you telling me, maiinis ako, of course.' She even asks questions, like what would a regular guy do," Manzano said, recalling a scene in "The Legal Wife" where Monica installed a tracking app on Adrian's phone without his consent.
"Kung baga, that's how much they take care of the roles. Siya, parang nababali pa rin niya between Angel and her character. She's studying her character although she doesn't live her character," he added.
When asked if Locsin would also ask him about cheating or fooling around, Manzano said: "Wala naman, wala naman. Nagbago na ako."
"I was never a perfect boyfriend. I will never be a perfect boyfriend. But I'd like to think that I learned from my mistakes in the past," he added. "Hindi na rin, ayaw ko na ring lokohin ang sarili ko."
Meanwhile, Manzano said he thinks he is now "a bit more ready" to settle down with Locsin.
"I am a bit more ready pero kung baga, there are still a few things that I want to do on my own as Luis Manzano," he said.