Sam Milby reveals identity of ex-crush
Though his upcoming soap “Only You” is more of a light romance than heavy drama, Sam Milby said he believes that playing the role of a father to a six-year-old kid is a major step in his career.
“Feeling ko tumatanda na ako,” he told ABS-CBN.com in an interview after his contract-signing last February 4.
“I think kasi mag-fo-four years na ako sa business. Hindi naman parang mature na mature ‘yong role na ito, but to be a father figure in a show means you’re more grown-up somehow,” he said.
“Kahit ‘yong movie na ginagawa ko ngayon with Bea Alonzo, mas mature compared d’on sa mga nagawa ko before. Actually, [ang And I Love You So] is the first drama movie na ginagawa ko. But you know, it just feels good to be doing different roles at the same time,” he added.
Milby also said he feels honored to be working with Angel Locsin and Diether Ocampo, both of whom he admired even before he entered show business.
“Kami ni Diet (Ocampo), hindi naman kami ‘yong friends na nagha-hang out but we definitely know each other and we’re friends naman. Excited ako kasi one of the very first movies na napanood ko sa loob ng Pinoy Big Brother house [ay ‘yong] ‘Nasaan Ka Man’ at nandoon siya with Jericho (Rosales) and Claudine Barretto ‘di ba?
“I was not yet an actor at that time. Tapos now I am acting with this guy kasama ng ultimate crush ko dati na si Angel, so it's definitely a project I am so excited and so happy to be part of. Very big blessing talaga,” he said.
The “rockoustic heartthrob” confessed that had a crush on Locsin when they first met while doing a commercial for a telecommunications company.
“’Yon ang first time na nakilala ko siya. ‘Yong panahon na ‘yan na crush na crush ko siya was three years ago. And bago pa ako pumasok sa PBB house siya na ‘yong ultimate crush ko. “So mahiyain talaga ako n’ong nakilala ko siya,” he shared.
Milby, however, was quick to stress that there was nothing wrong if he got attracted to the beautiful actress.
“Hindi niya alam na crush ko siya kasi bagung-bago ako sa showbiz n’ong panahon na ‘yon. Siguro ngayon alam na niya kasi umamin naman ako na siya ‘yong crush ko. Pero dati pa naman ‘yon,” he said.
Milby is also confident that his revelation would not become an issue between him and Locsin’s rumored boyfriend, Luis Manzano, saying he has always been professional when it comes to work.
“Wala siyang dapat alalahanin [whether or not may kissing scenes kami]. I do have respect for him. Alam niyang trabaho ito, so gan’on.”
He said he even called Manzano to tell him that he wanted to visit Locsin when she was hospitalized a few weeks back due to dengue.
“Nagpaalam ako n’ong dumalaw ako sa ospital n’ong time na ‘yon. Sabi ko sa kanya I just want to visit her naman since Angel and I are friends din. So sinabi ko kay Luis na, ‘O gusto ko dalawin si Angel.’ Pero alam ni Luis na hindi siya kailangang mag-alala or magselos [sa akin],” he said.
Milby said he and other casts and crew of “Only You” are set to fly to Korea next week to shoot some scenes there. They will stay in Korea for two weeks, he added.
“First time ko na pumunta d’on so I know I am going to enjoy the trip with Angel and Diet. Hindi ko pa napanood ‘yong original version ng ‘Only You’ pero binigyan na ako ni Direk Rory (Quintos) n’ong original dub sa Tagalog, so I’ll be watching that. I am really hoping for the best,” he said.
“Only You” is a popular Korean telenovela.