Jericho, Kim don’t have baby plans yet

MANILA Philippines - Actor Jericho Rosales answers questions from the media during a press conference held inside the Luk Foo hotpot restaurant in Quezon city south of Manila on 03 October 2013. (Mike Alquinto NPPA Images)

A beach wedding  where the whole town is invited.  That’s how Jericho envisions  his wedding to model-host Kim Jones next year.

And because it’s an outdoor wedding,  the star of the multi-awarded film “Alagwa” wants to tie the knot  “sana bago bumuhos ang ulan.”  This means Jericho will get married first half of the year.

But unlike other couples who can’t wait  to have their first baby, Jericho wants to bide his time in welcoming a new member of the family.

“Gusto lang naming makasal at magkasama palagi. Busy siya sa work niya sa hosting and  fashion. May pangarap pa siyang gustong matupad.”

Jericho doesn’t run out of praises  when it comes to Kim.

“She’s a very talented, wonderful person. She’s unique and  fun-loving. Not many people know na may pagkakolokoy si Kim. Lagi siyang naka-smile at nabansagang poilitiko pag naglalakad  kasi bati ng bati sa tao.”

His fiancée, adds Jericho, has a big heart, especially for needy children she reached out to the first time she arrived in Manila from Australia.

More honor for 'Alagwa'

Jericho is more inspired since  “Alagwa,” which he co-produced, not only  won honors abroad ( Best Film at the 3rd Thirdworld Independent Film Festival , Outstanding Achievement in Acting for  Jericho at the 14th Newport Beach Film Festival in the US and Best Supporting Actor for Bugoy Carino at the 1st Asean International Film Festival and Awards in Malaysia).

“Alagwa” also joined three festivals in India and got an A rating from the Cinema Evaluation Board. The indie film, which will open in SM cinemas nationwide on Wednesday, Oct. 9, got a PG or Parental Guidance rating from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board.

Reviews are just as inspiring. “The Hollywood Reporter” described it as a “powerful film about human trafficking.” It singled out the chemistry between  Jericho and Bugoy who play father and son.

The father-son angle touched Jericho the most.

“Ang pinaka-importante sa lahat ay oras. Walang katumbas ang oras sa pamilya. Hindi mapipigilan ang pagtanda. So we might as well enjoy yung time natin sa loved ones natin.”
 
Eleven-year-old Bugoy learned how to obey his parents more.  And since his character got lost in the mall, the child actor reminds other young people to never leave their parents’ side when they’re in public places.

“Kapag nawala ka, huwag sasama sa iba at pumunta na lang sa guard.”

“Alagwa” being the heavy drama that it is, Jericho wants to balance his roles by taking on light characters on TV.

“Gusto ko comedy naman sa TV, yung light and entertaining para maiba naman, although I’m thankful for the projects I’m getting.”

Jericho's upcoming movies

Jericho is also thankful that movie offers keep coming. The Urian best actor awardee (for “Alagwa”) will return to mainstream films via a Viva project with Andi Eigenmann and Vandolph.

A reunion project  “Pangako sa ‘Yo” director Rory Quintos is also in the works.  Jericho will co-star with Maja Salavador this time.

The actor’s image is so squeaky-clean people think he can’t play bad boy roles.  But he can.

“I’m an actor, Ok lang ang bad boy and kissing scenes sa pelikula.”

Now that he has earned the right to choose his role, Jericho has one condition before accepting a bad boy role.

“If the story inspires people and has a positive effect, game ako diyan.”

What about sexy scenes?

“Depende sa story,” Jericho replies.

But offer him the role of a pirate, a superhero and fireman, and Jericho will jump at the chance to play any of his dream characters.
 
For Jericho, the search for a good role is unending.

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