|Piolo Pascual and Shaina Magdayao
MANILA, Philippines – Piolo Pascual is "crossing his fingers" that he will be paired with Shaina Magdayao for his newest action flick.
In the upcoming Erik Matti film "OTJ (On the Job)", Pascual portrays a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agent, whose job puts him at odds with his wife.
According to the Kapamilya actor in an interview with entertainment news site Push.com.ph, Magdayao is "our choice for the role [of my wife]."
"[She will portray my wife] only if she accepts the role. We’re crossing our fingers," Pascual said.
In October, the dramatic actor and Magdayao were romantically linked when photos of a supposed "date" in Singapore surfaced online. The two have since denied being in a romantic relationship, but the actress' sister, Vina Morales, chose to keep mum on the issue when asked on the Star Magic talents' state of relationship.
Detailing the plot of "OTJ", which will also feature Gerald Anderson as a "hitman," Pascual said, "'Yung father ni Shaina, played by Michael de Mesa, he's going to be the one na ka-conflict ko."
"With Gerald, siya 'yung ita-try ko hulihin. Madaming sanga 'yung story but it's not going to focus on us. It’s going to focus on the theme of the story," Pascual added.
According to Pascual, "OTJ" has been two years in the making. Now that it's "finally a go," the hunk actor said he is preparing for the physical demands of topbilling an action flick.
"IIt’s knowing the character really well. 'Yung physical requirements, so mostly internal. Like what Gerald said, we’ve known about the project for two years now. I am happy that he’s on board... So we’re all excited," Pascual said.