Jason Francisco talks about being friends with Sam Milby and Vhong Navarro
by Rachelle Siazon | March 14, 2010 1:03 AM | 
PBB Double Up’s hottest love team Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco joined the new cast pictorial of Kokey at Ako together with Vhong Navarro and Toni Gonzaga last Friday, March 11. Even though Jason was obviously camera-shy, it was fun watching him play around with Vhong who went as far as motivating him to look like a natural comedian for the photo shoot. As it was, Jason really felt awkward with dozens of production staff and media reporters around him. “Siyempre po masaya pero medyo parang nakakakabado din kasi ‘di ko pa talaga alam ang gagawin ko. Pero mababait naman po yung mga taong nagtuturo sa akin kaya sa tingin ko magiging ayos naman po,” Jason said in an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN.com.

When asked about his impression of Vhong Navarro, Jason was quick to say that he appreciates the Prince of Comedy’s efforts to help him adjust to his latest acting stint. “Oo, first time namin magkatrabaho. Alam ko naman ‘yan na mabait tsaka magaling makisama din. Kaya sana hindi siya maano sa akin, sa mga kilos ko, baka (isipin niya) feeling close ako. Siyempre nahihiya ako (na makipagkulitan sa kanya). Pero kailangan ko gawin yun para ‘di ako mahiya. Siguro naunawaan naman yun ni sir,” said the ex-housemate who’s still getting used to being chummy with lots of Kapamilya celebrities. “Hindi ko po talaga (na-imagine na aabot sa ganito). Masaya ako dahil dati napapanood ko lang sila sa TV tapos ngayon nakakasama ko na sila.”

But so far Jason seemed to be closest to Sam Milby as they have already started taping their upcoming teleserye, Impostor. As a matter of fact, Jason even proudly showed us the expensive rubber shoes that the ever generous actor gave him for the thanksgiving party of Melason In Love last March 6. “Ito bigay niya sa akin, DC na shoes. 4,000 (pesos) lang naman ‘yan. Nahiya talaga ako nun. Kasi nung nakita ko yung presyo sabi ko, ‘Tol, ‘wag na!’ Pero sabi niya ok lang daw sa kanya. Palitan ko na lang daw kapag ako'y may pera na. Tsaka may damit (din siyang binigay worth) 1,400 plus pesos. Hindi niya sinabi sa akin, nakita ko sa resibo, tinignan ko din. Nahiya ako tsaka siyempre talagang nagpasalamat ako ng sobra sobra,” he related.

What’s more interesting about Sam and Jason’s newfound closeness though is the fact that the former really made an effort for them to be comfortable with each other. The two of them recently drove around the city in Sam’s sleek Nissan 350 Z sports car. “Pinasyal niya ako dito sa Maynila. Kami lang dalawa pagkatapos ng workshop namin. Hindi ko alam basta nagikot-ikot lang kami sa mga lugar dito gamit sasakyan niyang maganda, yung kulay gold. Road trip lang. Astig yung kotse niya, yung convertible,” he exclaimed.

So how does it feel to be friends with a big star like Sam and Vhong? “Oo astig, Sam Milby tropa ko. Siguro parang ano, hindi ko inaano, para magaan na ako sa kanya ‘pag nagtatrabaho na kami. Tsaka ganon din kay Maja (Salvador). Si Vhong, ngayon ko lang nakasama si sir. Pero sana mabait naman si Vhong. Sana yung ugali ko makuha din niya kasi nahiya din ako talaga,” he reiterated.

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