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Coco happy being single, denies dating KC

Coco Martin;(Inset) KC Concepcion

Coco Martin;(Inset) KC Concepcion

Actor Coco Martin laughed off rumors that he has supposedly been going out on dates with his “Ikaw Lamang” co-star KC Concepcion.

In an interview with “TV Patrol,” Martin stressed that he is just friends with his TV series co-star, whom he finds humble and easy to like.

He added, “Sana magkaroon ng time lumabas, pero sa ngayon sabi ko nga masarap siyang katrabaho.”

Asked if there’s any possibility that his relationship with Concepcion could go beyond friendship, Martin answered, “Hindi ko pa alam eh, siguro masyado pang maaga para magsalita about diyan.”

On being paired with her, Martin revealed, “Nung una may takot ako kasi KC Concepcion ’yan eh tapos ’di ko in-expect na ganun pala siya… Napakabait pala niyang tao.”

Still, the 32-year-old actor said that he cannot commit to a relationship for now due to his hectic work schedule.

“Masaya kahit single kasi medyo busy din naman ako at gumagawa pa ako ng direksyon para sa sarili ko,” he said.

For her part, the 29-year-old actress has only good words about Martin.

Aside from describing him as “very gentleman,” Concepcion added that he is, “sobrang maalaga. As in to the point na tuwing tatayo ako, tuwing uupo ako, nakaalalay siya. Hindi ko alam kung may radar siya or something…”

Movie with Nora

For the first time, Martin has worked with Superstar Nora Aunor in the yet-to-be-released film “Padre de Familia.”

“Napaka-importante sa akin ng proyekto na ito, kasi siyempre Ms. Nora Aunor ito,” he said.

“Padre de Familia,” Aunor’s first cinematic collaboration with director Adolf Alix, Jr., is a domestic drama that also features Joel Torre, Rosanna Roces, Anita Linda, Joem Bascon, Baron Geisler, Manuel Chua and Miles Ocampo.

Coco looks up to Christopher, Joel

Coco Martin; (inset) Joel Torre and Christopher de Leon

Coco Martin; (inset) Joel Torre and Christopher de Leon

Actor Coco Martin hopes to follow in the footsteps of veteran actors Joel Torre and Christopher de Leon, both of whom he is working with in the series “Ikaw Lamang.”

“Sina Tito Boyet at Tito Joel, isa po silang inspirasyon para sa’kin. Sabi ko, sana dumating ang araw na marating ko ‘yung narating nila na matatandaan ka ng tao dahil sa ginawa mo,” he told Bulletin Entertainment in a recent interview.

The 32-year-old said he admires Torre and de Leon not only for their dedication and discipline as actors but also for their kind heart.

“Siyempre nandoon din po ’yung marami akong natutunan sa kanila pagdating sa personal na buhay,” he added.

Martin said that he notice a lot of “similarities” between him and Torre, revealing, “kapag nasa set kami, inaaral ko siya ’di lang bilang aktor (kundi pati) bilang tao.”

He didn’t discuss these parallels in depth, but he acknowledged that he still has a long way to go before reaching his status.

“Nandoon pa lang ako sa gumagawa ako ng direksyon para sa sarili ko,” he said.

Not pressured

Martin’s main priority at this point is to save for the future.

He shared that this is so he can provide a good life for his future wife.

“Siyempre dapat ’pag mahal mo ang isang tao… kapag nakita mo na ang taong minamahal mo, ipaglalaban mo na ’yan habang buhay eh, dapat nakapag-ipon ka na,” he said.

Coco’s is not aiming to be a multi-billionaire, stressing that he only wants a comfortable life.

“Sabi ko nga dati pa na hindi naman sobra-sobra ’yung gusto o pangarap ko para sa pamilya ko. Mataas ’yung pangarap ko pero alam ko lang kung ano ’yung para sa akin…” he said.

‘We’re good and happy’

KC Concepcion

KC Concepcion

Actress KC Concepcion is back in the country after prolonged stay in the US and she has no qualms about renewing her relationship with actor Paulo Avelino.

“Maganda kasi if you are able to spend (more) time (with him) para makilala mo siya,” she said, though quickly adding, “Work ang number one priority namin lalo at parehas kaming may show sa primetime.”

Note that they were already getting cozy prior to KC’s trip abroad. Paulo himself revealed to media then that they have been going out on dates. He even followed her to the US on her birthday.

But suddenly, kaput.

Paulo would later say that distance was one of the factors that got in the way. Still, the actor said he is not giving up on winning the actress’ heart.

What does KC think of his resolve?

“No comment except…basta, mahal ko siya. ’Yun lang.”

A picture of Paulo and KC having fun together in Baguio made rounds online recently.

Asked about it, she quipped: “We’re good and happy.”

Fishy issues

In the same interview, KC tackled rumors that she went to the US to lick her wounds after allegedly failing to bag the title role on “Dyesebel” that went to Anne Curtis.

“‘Yung trip ko po to the States was really, for me, three years in the making. Parang hinahanapan ko lang po talaga ng timing yon. And when ABS-CBN, Dreamscape and Viva gave me the go signal, ‘yun na… parang nagkataon lang na lumabas ‘yung ‘Dyesebel.’”

She added, “Pinalaki na lang kasi nang pinalaki (yung issue)…”

KC also addressed talk that she is the real mother of younger sibling Miel.

She acknowledged that the issue has caused her much pain, particularly since her younger sister, Frankie, has already heard about it.

“Sa school (pa ni Frankie niya narinig) kaya parang ‘di na nakakatuwa,” the actress said.

Seemingly adding insult to injury, KC lamented that the rumor has grown to outlandish proportions.

“Binayaran daw ang press na itago ang rumors (na buntis ako),” she said. “Ngayon hindi na si Miel, si Miguel naman daw ang anak ko…”

She prays for the whispers to die a natural death. No, they’re not true, KC said for the nth time.

Right path

The FAMAS best actress (for her work in “Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story”) said that after attending a class at Ivana Chubbuck’s Acting School in the US, she received offers from Hollywood companies but has had to refuse the opportunities.

“Kasi inoffer sa akin ‘yung ‘Ikaw Lamang.’ When I watched the past episodes, sabi ko mahirap to say no to this kind of story, so I decided to go back to the Philippines,” she explained.

“Ikaw Lamang,” which debuted in March, follows the story of Samuel (Coco Martin), Isabelle (Kim Chiu), Mona (Julia Montes) and Franco (Jake Cuenca) from the ‘60s to the ‘80s.

KC will portray the role of Natalia, daughter of Isabelle and Franco.

“I’m happy to be working with veteran actors and excited playing the character of Natalia kasi she is not totally good and not totally bad,” she said.

She lauded Coco, describing him as “sobrang maalaga at hindi mo mararamdaman na pabida siya…parang lahat kami naangat niya.”

They will be joined by some of the most respected actors in the industry, including Joel Torre, Christopher de Leon and Mylene Dizon, among others.

“Ikaw Lamang” airs weeknights after “Hawak Kamay.”