Why a Matteo Gudicelli-Sarah Geronimo movie won’t happen anytime soon
MANILA, Philippines – To protect their relationship, Matteo Guidicelli says that he and Sarah Geronimo decided against teaming up for future projects.
During the press conference for his latest album, Hey Matteo,on Wednesday, September 13, the actor-singer admitted that he gets hurt whenever others doubt his relationship with Sarah. To stop people from thinking that they’re only together for the sake of publicity, Matteo said that they have turned down several offers to do a movie together.
“When I go around as Matteo, everybody will ask, ‘How’s Sarah?’ Sometimes, mistakenly as a love team. I just want to clarify, we were never a love team. We don’t work together because I don’t want – we don’t want – people to say they’re using each other.”
“There are more than 10 offers [to do a movie]. So many offers out there na we both said no to because we want to save our relationship. We know the true meaning of our relationship. It’s not showbiz, its real, so we really want to protect that and we really want to save that,” he continues.
While he had nothing against showbiz couples who work together, Matteo said that having separate careers helped make his relationship with Sarah stronger.
“The thing is, when [couples] work together, and you get so intimate with work, it can be messed up with real life and things just can get rocky.”
With the launch of his new album, it becomes inevitable to draw comparisons between Sarah and Matteo. However, instead of feeding on the negativity, Matteo sees it as a challenge to better his craft.
“I’m trying to do my own thing. Even though it’s very near [what she does]. People always compare [us], but I’m trying to do my own thing. I don’t consider it as a struggle, it’s a challenge. The challenge is to be myself, try to be myself, and do what I want to do.”
“If I continue to talk and answer these questions, people tomorrow will say, ‘He has to use her for his presscon.’ So as much as possible, I don’t want to talk about her. I want you to listen to the music, to the album, and then there’s a lot of messages there.”
While Sarah was promoting Finally Found Someone on Gandang Gabi Vice, she admitted to having had feelings for her co-star John Lloyd Cruz in the past. When asked how Matteo felt about that revelation, he shared that Sarah has always been “very honest” with him since the beginning, adding that they already talked about it even before the interview aired.
“I was actually very happy that they [Sarah and John Lloyd] were together. We watched the film together. Every project she does, I’m very supportive. We both are very supportive. We both watch whatever we do together.”
While he cannot help but get jealous sometimes, Matteo understands that it’s all part of the job. He further divulged that he’s also very lucky to find someone like Sarah whom he can really trust.
“It’s still work at the end of the day and you have to be professional as actors and actresses. You see it in a professional light kumbaga (in other words).”
“I’m the luckiest [man] in the world. I’m very lucky because I found [a] woman I [can] really trust and I [can] believe in – that’s the most important,” he said.
Matteo shared that he might end up going solo at the Star Magic Ball. But given the chance, he said that he would still like to take Sarah as his date.
“Syempre kahit saan sya.” (Of course I'll take her anywhere.) – Rappler.com