MANILA – Janella Salvador is honored that she was personally handpicked by ABS-CBN executives when they were thinking of an actress who will be paired with Elmo Magalona in an upcoming TV series.
Salvador, however, said she and Magalona have yet to break the ice since she just met him last week.
“He seems like a very nice guy. Parang gentleman naman siya. We haven’t really talked. We are all hoping na this is going to work. I just actually met him last week so wala pa kaming expectations,” she said.
Optimistic that they will instantly click, Salvador said: “I guess naman mabilis kami magiging close dahil sa music nga. I think we are going to have bondings din. I’m sure naman by January, we are close na.”
Meanwhile, Salvador said she told her former onscreen partner, Marlo Mortel, about her project with Magalona.
“I’m happy din naman to be trying something new, something fresh. Even Marlo is happy for me naman,” she said. “It doesn’t mean naman na may bago akong project, may iba siyang ginagawa, hindi na kami mag-uusap at all. Siyempre we are still going to keep in touch.”
Salvador said she and Mortel are happy for each other and with their respective projects.
“Hindi naman po ito goodbye forever with Marlo. More on exploring lang kaming dalawa ngayon. If ever, just like ‘Born for You,’ if we are destined for each other, magkikita din kami in the future,” she said.
"Born for You" is the title of Salvador and Magalona's upcoming TV series, which will air on ABS-CBN next year.