“So ngayon, pinagsama kami uli,” says Jeric. “She plays the title role at ako ang leading man niya.”
At the presscon, it’s but natural for some writers to pressure him to woo Thea even off cam. “Sinabi na niya, wala munang ligawan sa amin at mag-focus na lang kami sa aming career,” he says. “But we’re really close to each other as friends. I’m willing to wait naman kasi she’s only 17. E, ako, 21 na ko noong Aug. 7. She feels she’s too young to have a boyfriend.”
“Pyra” is also their reunion with two of their “Protegee” colleagues, Elle Ramirez and Sandra Summer. Elle plays the contravida, Cindy del Fierro, who’ll try to snatch Jeric away from Thea, while Sandra plays Ena, Thea’s best friend. Also in the cast is Janno Gibbs as Sir Aidan, Thea’s very supportive music teacher. Also in the series are Jim Paredes, Bembol Roco and DJ Durano.