ARCI Muñoz has a new soap, “Pamilya Ko”, on ABS-CBN and she also has a new movie that’s an entry in the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, so she’s really busy. She’s happy to be reunited with JM de Guzman in “Pamilya Ko”, after they were paired in the film “Last Fool Show” shot in Boracay shown last April.
“I did this for him,” she says looking at JM, “Kaya you owe me. Remember, si Piolo Pascual ang last leading man ko. JM and I have been good friends since our college days in UP, so it’s really nice working with him. Basta siya, anytime. Pero dito, ang role ko, best friend lang niya. Hingahan ng kanyang mga sama ng loob sa buhay, lalo na’t ayaw sa kanya ng mother nilang si Sylvia Sanchez. 'Yun lang ang papel ko sa kanya dahil ang object of affection niya rito, si Alyssa Muhlach, a young doctor.”
“Pamilya Ko” starts airing this Monday before "TV Patrol". The last time we got to talk to her at the presscon of “Last Full Show”, Arci was still on with non-showbiz BF Anthony Ng, also the ex of Erich Gonzales. But now, she admits that they’ve broken up. She said then that her past boyfriends were two-timers. Is Anthony one of them?
“No, nothing like that po,” she replies. “Walang third party involved at all. Ilang months na rin po kaming wala.”
Someone asked if it’s true her mom influenced her in her decision to call it quits with Anthony. “Hindi naman po. But siyempre, kapag magulang ka, it’s understandable na gusto mo lang talaga para sa anak mo e 'yung the best. So I understand my mom. But it’s not my decision alone but also his. Mutual ito. Napagkasunduan namin nang maayos. Everything naman happens for a reason. Maybe we’re not just meant to be or it’s not just the right time for the two of us.”
As of now, she’s not interested in having a new lovelife. “I just devote my time sa trabaho ko. And also, sa pagiging fan ng K Pop, lalo kay Park Ji Min ng grupong BTS. Sobrang obsessed ako sa BTS ngayon, e. They help me relieve my stress kapag sobrang pressured ako sa trabaho. Gusto ko na ngang mag-aral ng Korean to communicate with them, kasi hindi sila marunong ng English.”