Iza is Piolo's date to Star Magic Ball

By Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Sep 04 2014 06:34 PM | Updated as of Sep 05 2014 02:34 AM

Actress Iza Calzado

MANILA -- Actress Iza Calzado will be going to this Saturday's 8th Star Magic Ball with her "Hawak Kamay" and "Starting Over Again" leading man Piolo Pascual.

In an interview on Thursday after a press conference for Star Cinema's horror film "Maria Leonora Teresa, the actress revealed that Pascual asked her to be his date to the annual celebrity ball while they were at the set of their primetime series.

"Kasi napag-usapan namin yung Star Magic Ball. I wasn't sure if I was going to take Ben (Wintle, her boyfriend) normally kasi kapag mga showbiz gatherings, I go alone. So sabi ko sa kanya, 'Hoy PJ, kapag ano baka pwede namang magkasama tayo sa table?' Sabi niya, 'Sino kasama mo sa ball?' Sabi ko, 'Basta kapag wala akong kasama sa ball, pwedeng magkasama tayo sa table.' Tapos sabi niya 'Let's just go together.' Tapos ako parang 'bakit hindi?'" Calzado narrated.

However, Calzado said she suddenly felt pressured that she will be attending the event with Pascual.

"It's like I am very honored and extremely flattered because it's like the king has asked me to go with him to the ball but at the same time there's so much pressure," she explained.

"I was okay and then suddenly I'm his date. Oh my goodness! And I never attend this thing with anybody. So this is very new," she added.

Calzado said she already told Wintle that Pascual will be her ball date.

"Sobrang blessed ko lang din dahil siguro foreigner siya, he's basically a very understanding guy. But he said, 'You know what? Go if that's best for you and Piolo.' He is very supportive," Calzado said.

Asked if her boyfriend ever felt jealous with Pascual, Calzado said: "Hindi talaga. Actually never pa. Pagkakapehin ko nga para kabahan ng konti. Parang hindi siya nati-threaten. He is just a very understanding guy and I guess he is secure of our relationship at alam niya na sobrang crush ko si Piolo at alam niyang isa itong pagkakataon na hindi basta-basta dadaan sa buhay ko."