Kapamilya actor Edward Barber believes love can wait for him and love team partner Maymay Entrata.
“If there is one thing I learned from Kuya, sa Bahay ni Kuya, it is to take things slow,” he said in an interview. “So, discover lang (Kami about each other) as we go along. The best things in the world, the best things that you should love, are the things you gain slowly.”
While many pressure him into romancing Maymay Entrata, his leading lady on ABS-CBN’s Sunday show “Hiwaga ng Kambat,” Edward is not giving in.
“I don’t wanna think too much kasi ang daming (nagsasabi), ‘You guys are a love team, you get together na dapat. Nakakakilig ‘yun, ganito, ganu’n. Du’n nanggagaling ‘yung pera, bro, promise!’ Pero hindi naman ganun, eh,” the actor explained.
“Mas maganda talaga ‘pag nagsisimula bilang kaibigan. That’s when you (get to) know people kasi it is straight to the core.”
He said romance right away could lead to disappointments as “you show your best self to them, ‘tapos onti-onti lumalabas mga ‘yung flaws, ‘yung mga bagay na hindi mo pa alam.”
Having worked with Maymay for more than two years now, Edward observed she has grown up a lot.
“The Maymay you saw on ‘PBB’ has grown. She’s a woman now. She’s changed. She’s a different person. She’s stronger now pero lahat ng ideals niya, values niya, nandiyan pa rin.”
Edward continues to learn from Maymay as “it still amazes me to this day how patient she is with me, the people in her life.”
He added: “But if there’s something she learned very well is when enough is enough. With me, if I’m tired, I start to become negative, then she’ll slap me out of it – sometimes literally!
For now, Edward said he’s enjoying Maymay’s company.
“I believe life is a big mess and you have to find the little diamonds there. I-enjoy mo ‘yung moments mo, kung sino ang nagpapasaya sa iyo. Take care of them, appreciate it. Moments like these when you can have moments to breathe. Appreciate them.”
Edward and Grae Fernandez bring to life the magical story of twins whose lives are separated by a curse and are destined to be mortal enemies on Kapamilya fantaserye “Hiwaga ng Kambat,” which airs Sunday nights on ABS-CBN.
Twins Iking (Edward) and Mateo (Grae) have always been polar opposites. Iking was born with features that resemble a bat, while Mateo grows up to be conceited because of his good looks and luxurious lifestyle. Their contrasting personalities will make them bitter rivals, as Mateo constantly humiliates Iking in front of everyone at school for his distinct qualities. But their worlds will slowly collide as they discover secrets from the past that will change the course of their lives.
Viewers are in for more surprises tonight as Mateo and Iking face each other in an arnis battle. Despite having a poor eyesight, Iking will impress Mateo with his abilities, urging the latter to ask for a rematch. But before their fight ends, Iking will run away to make sure his enemy will not see his transformation into a human bat. Will Mateo discover Iking’s secret?
“Hiwaga ng Kambat” airs before “Idol Philippines,” also on ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). Maymay and Chantel Videla are also in the cast.