What if things worked out? That’s a thought Mark Anthony Fernandez has wrestled with throughout the years with regard to his past relationship with Claudine Barretto.
In a report by ABS-CBN News on January 12, Mark Anthony admitted that his admiration for Claudine has remained constant, saying that the actress is still his “crush.”
“Yes, I still love Claudine. As an actress, as a friend,” he said. “Crush-wise, hindi nawala ang pagka-crush ko sa kanya all these years. Kahit ano pa ang situation, lagi ko siyang crush.”
Mark Anthony further stated that he still thinks of the what-could-have-been of their former romance by straightforwardly saying, “Lagi kong iniisip ‘yun.”
“Ang importante, close pa rin kami hanggang ngayon ni Boss Clau. Hindi man kami nagmamahalan bilang lovers, bilang magkaibigan, natutuwa pa rin ako at nakakausap ko siya at ganun din siya sa akin.” he explained, calling Claudine by the nickname he gave her.
Now that the pair is set to reunite in the suspense-drama “Deception" 27 years after starring in the film "Mangarap Ka,” Claudine and Mark Anthony’s former flame could be reignited once again, on-screen at least.
Mark Anthony gushed, “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."
They’ve even toyed with the thought of what their kids would've looked like!
“Ano kaya itsura ng anak namin kung nagkatuluyan kami? 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?” teased Mark Anthony.
Not only have Claudine and Mark Anthony kept their chemistry alive all these years, but they also never cease to amaze in their craft.
As “Deception” director Joel Lamangan puts it, “Napatunayan nila na sa muli nilang pagtatambal, hindi nag-iba ang kanilang kategorya bilang mahusay na actor at actress.”
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