MANILA - Actor Joseph Marco said his "Pure Love" co-star Alex Gonzaga will be his date at the 8th Star Magic Ball this Saturday.
Marco's best friend Arjo Atayde, who is also part of "Pure Love", earlier admitted his admiration for Gonzaga.
In an interview during his contract signing with Star Cinema, Marco said he informed Atayde about his Star Magic Ball plans.
"Well, Arjo is my best friend and mature naman siya at nagpaalam din ako sa kanya," he said.
"At sinabi ko rin sa kanya na, 'Arjo, may the best man win,'" he added.
Marco said he initially felt shy around Gonzaga for some reason, but he eventually became close to the actress after spending more time with her.
"Actually hindi ko alam. I'm asking myself, 'bakit ako nahihiya sa kanya?' Pero little by little, naging comfortable ako sa kanya. Kasi sa 'Pure Love', bihira ang scenes namin together kasi palagi siyang coma. Parang ganoon ko lang siya nakakaeksena, so bihira talaga. Ngayon, nakaka-bonding ko siya sa set and little by little ay nagiging close naman," he said.
Marco went on to praise Gonzaga, saying that the actress is "true to herself."
"Well I guess natutuwa ako sa kanya. I find her cute... Noong una hindi talaga ako interesado kay Alex pero little by little, parang she grows on you. She's very true to herself, like sobrang totoo niyang tao. Minsan nga -- sorry Alex ha -- to the point na umuutot siya nang wala siyang paki. Nakaka-amaze lang na parang wala siyang itinatago," he said.
When asked if he plans on pursuing Gonzaga, Marco replied: "Siguro hindi naman mawawala 'yon, lalo na kapag may attraction kahit kaunti. Hindi mawawala 'yon. But then again, kailangang pag-isipan talaga to make sure na walang masasaktan."
The 8th Star Magic Ball will happen this Saturday (September 6) and will be aired the next day after "Gandang Gabi Vice."