MANILA -- Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona on Tuesday crushed speculations that they have taken their friendship to the next level.
"Bawal po kasi akong magka-boyfriend," Salvador said at a press conference for their upcoming movie "Bloody Crayons," which opens in theaters on July 12. "Hindi pa 'yon ang focus ko na pumasok sa isang relationship."
"I'm just happy na nakakapag-projects pa din kami ni Janella right after 'Born For You," Magalona added.
The 19-year-old Salvador, however, clarified that her mother, actress-singer Jenine Desiderio, is not forbidding her from entering a romantic relationship.
"Hindi naman niya sinasabi na bawal, pero 'yun lang ang advice niya sa akin and it's my choice kasi hindi pa 'yon dapat ang pina-prioritize ko as of now. Siguro kapag mas stable na at kapag mas kaya ko na," she explained.
The young actress said what is important is that she's enjoying her life.
"I'm enjoying naman. Hindi naman sa hindi ako nage-enjoy na pinipigilan ko ang sarili ko. I'm happy naman," she added.