Coco to work with Angel Locsin for first time

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 08 2015 12:43 PM | Updated as of Apr 08 2015 08:49 PM

MANILA – Coco Martin has always wanted to work with Angel Locsin and finally the two award-winning Kapamilya stars will be paired in a “Maalaala Mo Kaya” episode to air at the end of this month.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News’ MJ Felipe, Martin revealed that he and Locsin have long been hoping to work on a project but their schedules just won’t permit them.

“Sobrang excited ako kasi every time nagkikita kami ni Angel, lagi naming sinasabi na sana magkatrabaho kami kahit sa isang teleserye or sa pelikula. Hindi talaga magkatagpo yung schedules namin. Sa pagkakataong ito, tinulungan kami ni Tita Malou (Santos) at ng lahat ng production ng ‘MMK’ na pagsamahin kami,” he said.

Martin said hopefully they will be given a bigger project next time -- like a TV series or even a movie.

“Isa sa mga leading ladies natin sa Pilipinas si Angel na gusto ko talaga makatrabaho,” he said.

Aside from working with Locsin, Martin said the “MMK” episode they will be working on is also special to him because it will tell the life story of one of the killed Special Action Force commandos at Mamasapano.

“May nagawa na akong soap before, yung ‘Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin’ pero 'yun naman, military naman ako doon. Ito, isa ako sa mga Fallen 44 na SAF,” he said. “Maraming mga artista ang gustong magampanan ang role na ito. Isa ako sa mga pinalad.”

Martin said it is their aim to show the life of a SAF commando.

“Gusto namin ipakita kung gaano kahirap 'yung pinagdadaanan nila sa training nila, kung ano ba 'yung buhay nila sa pamilya nila, sa komunidad, bilang anak, bilang boyfriend. Ipapakita namin lahat ng anggulo na hindi nalaman ng mga manonood. Sana mabigyan ng justice kung ano 'yung nangyari sa kanila,” he added.

In preparation for the role, Martin underwent an actual training with SAF members on Tuesday.

“Ako kasi bilang artista, gusto ko masubukan lahat. From a romatic-comedy movie, babalik ako sa action-drama. Ayaw ko na parang, ‘Alam ko na 'yan, nagawa ko na 'yan.’ Gusto ko 'yung dumadaan sa basic. Gusto kong pinag-aaralan ko 'yung character na ginagampanan ko lalong lalo na napakahalaga ng gagampanan ko,” he said.