It's been nearly two decades since Robin Padilla's heyday as a virile, charming action star, and leading man.
That's why, the 48-year-old actor admitted in a recent interview with Rappler Talk Entertainment, he was hesitant to return to the big screen in a romantic comedy.
He said, "Tanda ko na eh. Ang tingin ko talaga matanda na ako [para] sa ganitong pelikula," he said about his recently-released reunion movie with Sharon Cuneta "Unexpectedly Yours".
"Kaya lang si [Star Creatives COO] Malou Santos, hindi ako pwedeng humindi doon. Medyo malaki ang utang na loob ko doon eh...tapos si Sharon pa. [Dahil sa] dalawang 'yun, sa dalawang pangalan na 'yun, ay talagang iniwan ko 'yung mga ginagawa ko."
Nonetheless, Robin said that he has no regrets in accepting his role as Caloy.
He shared, "Pero hindi ako nagsisisi kasi nakatrabaho ko din si Cathy Garcia-Molina, kasi talagang napakagaling niyang direktor."
"Unexpectedly Yours" tells the story of Patty (Sharon Cuneta), a proud and successful marketing executive in the midst of a midlife crisis, finds herself being reunited with her high school batchmate, the simple and humble seaman Cocoy (Robin Padilla), not only as organizers of their high school reunion but also as new neighbors.
And as Cocoy moves in next door, Yanni (Julia Barretto), Patty's headstrong daughter who is eager to leave and to live her own life, also meets his fun-loving nephew Jason (Joshua Garcia), who has been an avid follower of Yanni and her social media accounts.
Now, as both Patty and Yanni are undergoing big changes in their lives, how will things turn out when love unexpectedly comes their way?
The film is now on its second week in cinemas.
Watch the trailer here: