Coco Martin glad to be paired with Angeline Quinto

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Posted at Sep 26 2011 02:35 PM | Updated as of Sep 27 2011 02:48 AM

Actor Coco Martin. File photo

MANILA, Philippines – It has always been Coco Martin's dream to do a romantic movie, and the actor is grateful to be able to do one with "Star Power" champion Angeline Quinto.

In an interview with Push.com.ph while they were shooting for the film "You Light Up My Life," Martin said he feels flattered because Quinto has been vocal about her admiration for him.

"Natutuwa ako kasi isa ako sa kinonsider ni Angeline na makatrabaho sa pelikulang ito. Kahit nung nagwo-workshop pa lang kami, masaya na. Siyempre nandito ako para suportahan siya," he said.

Martin then revealed that he was surprised when he saw Quinto's acting potential.

"Feeling ko nga niloloko niya ako eh. Sabi niya sa akin hindi siya marunong umarte pero sa workshop tsaka dito sa shooting namin ngayon, sabi ko mayroon eh. Sabi ko sa kanya, 'pinasakay mo lang kami eh. Nagpapaka-humble ka lang na 'di ka marunong umarte,'" he said.

Asked why he thinks the management decided to pair them up for a movie project, Martin said, "Siguro kasi nakita nila na pareho kaming masa, malapit sa tao, pareho kami ng pinanggalingan."

"Kapag pinanonood ko siya, sabi ko parang nakikita ko 'yung sarili ko sa kanya. Excited ako sa team-up namin tsaka matagal ko na gusto makagawa ng love story so ito na 'yon."

In "You Light Up My Life," Martin will portray the role of a photographer, while Quinto will be a tourist guide.

Here, Quinto's playful personality will annoy Martin most of the time, thus their love-hate relationship.