ANDRE Paras was one of the hosts of “The Clash” that just ended. He’s now back into acting in the new GMA primetime soap, “Pamilya Roces”, where he plays the adopted son of Snooky Serna and the love interest of Jasmine Curtis Smith. “Na-miss ko ring magteleserye so I’m thankful to GMA for making me a part of this show with such a big and talented cast,” he says. “Nakaka-inspire mag-report sa taping kasi puro magagaling ang kasama namin and we also learn a lot from our director, Joel Lamangan. na first time ko ring makatrabaho.”
So he has really turned his back on playing basketball with the Maharlika Pilipinas League? “Hindi na ako makapaglaro because I am so busy with my tapings. E, nae-enjoy ko naman umarte, so okay lang.”
How about his love life? “Wala, wala rin akong time para diyan. Ha ha ha!”
What can he say about reports that his co-host in “The Clash”, Regine Velasquez, is leaving GMA to move to another network? “Never naming napag-usapan 'yan, kahit sa last day ng ‘The Clash’, so I’m not at all aware. Never naman siyang nagpaalam sa amin. Ang huling message niya sa’min sa Viber group namin is she congratulated all of those involved sa ‘The Clash’ for the show’s big success. But if it were true, I can only wish her all the best.”
How come there are also constant rumors about him having a conflict with his younger brother, Kobe, who is said to be now closer to their mom, Jackie Forster, after they reconciled?
“Honestly, hindi ko rin maintindihan kung bakit may isyung pinag-aaway kami ng kapatid ko. E, hindi naman totoo, so we just laughed about it. Never naman kaming nag-away ni Kobe, pwera lang siguro nung bata pa kami, e I guess normal naman ‘yung mga ganung away bata. But now, wala nang mga ganun. Kaya sana, tigilan na nila.”
Some folks said the evidence is in the fact that they don’t follow each other’s social media accounts. “Pero meron kaming mga private accounts. 'Yun na ang uso ngayon, private accounts, so do’n kami naga-update sa isa’t isa about our personal life. But as of now, we also followed each other na rin sa social media para lang mahinto na ang mga tsismis na may away kami. We want to assure everyone na okay talaga kami.”