“Yes, I still love Claudine.”
Those were the exact words of Mark Anthony Fernandez. The actor blurted out this declaration of love when he reunited with ex-girlfriend Claudine Barretto after 27 years.
Claudine Barretto and Mark Anthony Fernandez reunites for an upcoming suspense-drama entitled “Deception.”
He then defended his statement by saying, “As an actress, as a friend.” He then admitted that
‘crush-wise’ he still adores Claudine.
“Crush-wise, hindi nawala ang pagka-crush ko sa kanya all these years. Kahit ano pa ang situation, lagi ko siyang crush.”
Their reunion has left Fernandez wondering about the things that could have happened if they ended up together.
“Lagi kong iniisip ‘yun,” Fernandez said. “Ang importante, close pa rin kami hanggang ngayon ni Boss Clau. Hindi man kami nagmamahalan bilang lovers, bilang magkaibigan, natutuwa pa rin ako at nakaka-usap ko siya at ganu’n din siya sa akin.
“Ang lagi kong minamahal kay Boss Clau how she is an actress and how she loves being an actress, on and off the screen. Hindi nagbago ‘yun. Hanggang ngayon, hinahangaan ko pa rin siya.”
Claudine Barretto then admits that it’s funny how Fernandez keeps on calling her “Boss Clau.”
“Nakakatuwa ang tawag niya sa akin,” Barretto said. “Nakaka-aliw talaga si Mark.”
Fernandez then talked about the project they’re working on. He claims that he would regret it if he wasn’t able to work on this project.
“Nagpasalamat ako that this film had suspense and drama. Pagsisisihan ko ‘to kung hindi ito ang nagawa ko,” he said
Given the fact that it took them 27 years to reunite on a project, Fernandez mentioned that he still can’t stop crushing on Barretto every time they have a scene together.
“Lagi akong kinikilig kay Boss Clau kapag ka-eksena ko siya,” Fernandez said. “Kinikilig din ako sa script. But I’m careful na mag-overshoot ang kilig na ‘yun.”
Meanwhile, Claudine Barretto nonchalantly talked about how their life could have been, if things were different between them.
“Ano kaya itsura ng anak namin kung nagkatuluyan kami?” Fernandez thought. “Napag-usapan namin ‘yan. Para sa akin, hindi pa huli ang lahat. Who knows, I will still get an access na ligawan siya again, bakit hindi?”
It was in 1995 when Barretto and Fernandez last worked together in a romantic film “Mangarap Ka”
“Dito sa ‘Deception,’ nag-uusap kami ni Mark kung ano gusto naming gawin sa scene,” Barretto disclosed. “Walang ilangan. Happy ako. Ano pa ba ang pwedeng hilingin?
“Palagi kaming nagtatawagan ni Mark while shooting this movie regarding the issues, scenes namin sa movie.”
On Fernandez’s part, he revealed that they were supposed to work on a project before but it never happened.
“More excitement ang feeling ko,” he said. “Matagal na dapat kaming gumawa ng reunion movie, hindi lang natutuloy.
“Naka-tsamba kami sa script nitong ‘Deception.’ I think this is the script na bagay talaga sa amin.”
“Deception,” which is their current project is set to air on Vivamax this coming January 28.