Diether, Kristine Hermosa
disliked each other on sight
Posted: 11:22 PM (Manila Time) | Mar. 30, 2004
By Jocelyn Valle
Inquirer News Service
THE NEWEST television coupling of Diether Ocampo and Kristine Hermosa started as intense dislike for each other.
This is what the couple admitted to Inquirer Entertainment during a press visit on the set of their drama series.
"When you don't really know her, you'll have a bad impression of her," said Diether.
"Siya rin, feeling n'ya ang gwapo-gwapo n'ya (Same with him; he acts as if he's very handsome)," was Kristine's quick retort. "But all of that changed when we started working closely together."
Even if the two are not involved with anybody at present, both do not see a future where they would fall in love with each beyond "Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas" in Macabebe, Pampanga.
"For me, there should be sparks between me and the guy that I like. There are still no sparks between me and Diether," Kristine confessed.
She confided that she only felt sparks with Jericho. Among the men she has been linked to, it was only Jericho who became her boyfriend, says Kristine.
But she's not lacking in suitors. There's a guy from Cebu who has been ardently pursuing Kristine for four years now. But the actress claimed that she's not inclined to plunge into a relationship yet.
"Right now, I'm single and happy. I'm more careful now in getting into a relationship. I got so hurt from the last one with Echo (Jericho's pet name). It's so hard for me now to trust again. I don't want to cry again," says Kristine.
Kristine's and Jericho's love team was launched in 2001 in the soap "Pangako sa 'Yo." In their second movie together, "Ngayong Nandito Ka," Fil-Austrian model-turned-actress and host Cindy Kurleto played the other woman in the couple's love story. Cindy was also said to have been the reason for the couple's breakup.
Although Jericho and his reported current ladylove, Cindy Kurleto, have not publicly admitted their romance, Kristine believes the two are an item.
"That's why there's no reconciliation between us," she said. "And there's peace in my life now."
The heartbreak has served as Kristine's motivation in her acting. She's not affected by the entry of Angelika in "Sana'y Wala nang Wakas," who was also Jericho's girlfriend before she entered the picture.
"We're not close because we haven't done a scene together. I really hope that it will happen soon," she said.
Kristine is also doing a movie opposite Aga Muhlach, where she plays a "runaway bride" who finds solace while on a cruise. This is a big opportunity for Kristine to prove that she's ready for solo stardom. Apart from swapping dramatic lines with Aga, she also has several kissing scenes with him.
"I don't know how many. We've only done one," she says. "I always feel uncomfortable in kissing scenes. I would shake because of nervousness."