Coco Martin. File Photo.
MANILA – Actor Coco Martin is not pressured to settle down soon, saying his main priority right now is to save up for himself and his family.
In an interview with Boy Abunda, Martin said he would probably focus on his love life when he turns 35.
“Haharapin ko siya age of 35 pero talagang pangarap ko siguro 40. Hindi ako nagmamadali. May mga pamangkin ako eh," he said.
But Martin admitted that he wants to have a child.
"Hinahanap ko magka-anak, ‘yung pagkauwi mo ng bahay, meron kang inspirasyon para mas ganahan. Ang utak ko kasi ngayon, puro trabaho,” he said, adding that putting his family first is the most important lesson he learned from his grandmother, who looked after him growing up.
“Isipin [ko dapat] 'yung future. Kasi yung future ko na ‘yun, hindi ako but ‘yung pamilya ko, ‘yung mga magulang ko, ‘yung mga kapatid ko at ‘yung magiging pamilya ko baling araw,” he said.
Since his parents separated, Martin said it has been his dream to give his family a comfortable and happy life.
“Sabi ko noon sana buo pamilya ko. Sana pag-uwi ko ng bahay, may nag-tuturo ng homework ko, mag nagga-guide sa akin. Kaya sabi ko, balang araw kapag ako na 'yung may kakayanan at nasa posisyon para ayusin ang pamilya ko, ‘yun ang bubuuin ko unang-una,” he said.
Although he is still working hard for his loved ones, Martin believes he already has “everything.”
“Sabi ko nga, hindi naman sobra-sobra 'yung gusto o pangarap ko. Mataas 'yung pangarap ko pero alam ko lang kung ano 'yung para sa akin. Ngayon, pwede ko sabihin na lahat nasa akin na,” he said.
Despite his current popularity, Martin revealed that he still has dreams as far as his showbiz career is concerned.
“Gusto ko mag-direct balang araw. Sinisimulan ko na mag-produce. Gusto ko baling araw nagdi-direct ako at the same time ako nagpo-produce ng pelikula ko kasi nire-ready ko 'yun para if ever matanda na ako, wala na ako,” he said.
Martin is currently promoting "Maybe This Time," his first big screen team-up with Sarah Geronimo, which is slated to hit theaters on May 28.