YASSI Pressman laughs off the rumor that she and Coco Martin are now secretly going steady. The fans of “Ang Probinsyano” where she plays Alyana, the wife of Coco as Cardo, insinuate that their romance is not only on screen but also even off. “Yes, I’m aware of what they write in social media na parang may relasyon na raw talaga kami ni Coco even in real life,” she says at the presscon of her new movie, “Para sa Broken Hearted”. “I really can’t blame them kasi si Coco, talagang maasikaso sa lahat, lalo sa mga babaeng nakakasama niya, maalaga talaga. Two years na kaming magkasama sa show at nakikita kong lagi niyang sinisigurado na everyone is okay and comfortable on the set, kaya naman mahal siya ng lahat ng cast and crew.”
It’s said that Coco’s real life squeeze, Julia Montes, even got jealous of her because of her closeness to Coco. “I’m not aware po, but wala namang dapat ipagselos kasi kami ni Coco, we’re not at all romantically involved. Sa story lang 'yun kasi mag-asawa nga kami. But as friends, I’d say we’re really close.”
How did she feel when Coco chose Maine Mendoza to be his leading lady in the Metro Manila Filmfest entry he’s now shooting, “Jack Em Popoy, The Pulis Credibles”? “Ay okay lang po 'yun. Walang issue sa akin. I think perfect si Maine as his leading lady for the movie.”
She and Maine actually have something in common. When she was still with GMA-7, she went steady with comedian Sef Cadayona and she felt broken-hearted when they parted ways. After her, Maine was linked to Sef but the reaction of AlDub diehard fans was so violent that Sef eventually distanced himself from her. How does she feel about this?
“Naku, antagal na noon. What happened after that is no longer a concern of mine. Fan nga ako ng AlDub. Friend ako ni Alden Richards at noon, sa ‘Eat Bulaga’, sinabihan ko pa siyang ipakilala ako kay Maine.”
How did she cope when she got broken-hearted then? “Mahirap talaga mag-move on but 'yung masaktan ka, maging broken hearted, part talaga 'yun ng buhay, e. I realized na kung kailangang umiyak ka, then do so. Don’t deny the pain kasi mas mahihirapan ka, but after that, rise again and move forward ka na. And it’s best na ma-experience 'yun ninuman kahit once in his or her lifetime. Nakatulong nga 'yun sa akin for my role as Shalee in our movie. Naka-identify ako sa character kahit, actually, magkaiba kami, but the bottom line, pareho lang kaming gustong maging happy. Dito, in love ako kay Sam Concepcion, but it turns out may kasosyo pala ako sa kanya, si Louise de los Reyes. How the situation is resolved, 'yun ang abangan nyo sa movie. We’re so happy kasi ang dami ng nanood ng trailer namin sa Internet. We assure them na wala pa 'yung nakita nila sa trailer. The full movie is really every entertaining and satisfying kasi it’s about different kinds of relationships that young people go through in life.”