MANILA - Ellen Adarna on Tuesday clarified her ties with a politician "now in jail," saying there is no truth to speculation that he courted her.
The 26-year-old actress got candid on the issue during a press conference announcing the extension of "Moon of Desire," ABS-CBN's afternoon drama series wherein she co-stars with Meg Imperial and JC de Vera.
"He's in jail!" Adarna said, when asked about a statement she made about a certain politician in a previous interview.
Adarna explained the circumstances how the politician's name was brought up.
She recalled that DJ Mo Twister, at the time, asked her whether there were instances when politicians tried to contact her through text message.
Adarna was referring to an episode of Mo Twister's "Forbidden Questions" which first aired in September 2013. In the podcast, the only politician mentioned by Adarna was Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr., who is currently detained at the Philippine National Police headquarters in connection with the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam.
"Let me make that clear," Adarna said. "Wala, hindi siya nanligaw! Walang ligaw na naganap. Mo asked me if may mga politicians na nag-te-text o nag-mu-moves. Nag-text lang! Once! 'Yun lang 'yon. But nothing, 'Can we meet up somewhere?' Walang gano'n."
As to whether she took the politician's text message seriously, Adarna said they co-starred in a movie and she was acquainted with him.
"Because that time, we did 'Enteng.' So we worked together that time," she said.
Adarna portrayed an "engkantada" in the 2010 fantasy-action film "Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote," which featured the team-up of Revilla and comedian Vic Sotto.
"And then when we texted, parang, 'Weh?' Ginagano'n ko lang siya. Parang binabara ko lang siya minsan. And then when he texted me... I forgot, eh. I forgot the message. Once lang 'yon, and then it never happened again," she said.
Asked what the politician's motive was for texting her, Adarna answered: "That, I don't know. I don't want to say anything, but it was a friendly text. Nothing weird!"
The actress appeared evasive when quizzed on the current situation of the politician, whose name she never directly mentioned in her interview on Tuesday.
"Visit? Hindi kami ganoon ka-close! I don't know, but... Ewan ko. I don't want to say anything about that. Maraming nang ano... Maraming matatamaan," Adarna said, laughing.