“No, our director, Gina Alajar, told us there’s no need to do that para hindi kami maimpluwensiyahan ng original actors,” he says. “What I was more worried about is acting with Janine Gutierrez kasi brother and sister kami noon sa ‘Together Forever’ and also, mas nasanay akong si Julie Anne San Jose ang kasama ko. I thought I’d have a hard time adjusting to a new ka-love team but after our workshop, I felt at ease with Janine right away and we’re now very comfortable with each other. Big help si Direk Gina in making things a lot easier for me and Janine at ma-enhance ang chemistry namin on screen.” See also, Gina Alajar On The Janine Gutierrez-Elmo Magalona Love Team: 'Kinilig Ako'.
What about those who say their fans might be alienated by his being linked to Lauren Young off cam? “I just shrug them off because I don’t want to dwell on the negative. I only focus on the things that will help our tandem ni Janine and also make me a better person.”