Actor-singer Carlo Aquino is vocal about sharing screen time again with Angelica Panganiban given the chance, despite her saying recently that it’s not going to happen.

IMG 1629 - Carlo still hopes to work with Angelica someday despite her refusal

Carlo Aquino

Recall that a few days ago, the 32-year-old actress said on Twitter there’s no chance their loveteam, dubbed by fans as CarGel, would see the light of day ever again.

“Kahit minsan Lang……mabuo ang pamileh. #AngelicaPanganiban #CarloAquino #CarGel,” the netizen wrote about the two doing a reunion project.

Angelica responded (abridged here): “Nope. Sorry. Spare me…Gusto kong maging mabuting tao. Pero ayokong maging bobo (smiley face).”

It was early this year when the actress revealed she and Carlo are no longer friends. Their last projects together were romantic drama film “Exes Baggage” and drama TV series “Playhouse,” both from last year.

In an interview, Carlo was asked to comment on Angelica’s refusal to work with him again.

“Ang sa akin lang kasi kung may apoy hindi mo naman bubuhusan ng gasul ‘yun para lumaki pa, ‘wag na nating pahabain,” he declared.

The actor added he understands where Angelica is coming from.

“Siguro ‘yung emotions niya, valid ‘yun,” he related. “Kung ‘yun ‘yung nararamdaman niya ibigay na natin sa kanya ‘yun. Ayoko ng pahabain, ang tagal na rin — six, seven months (ago pa kami hindi naguusap).”

But he’s okay to work with her again, right?

“Oo, palagi,” he said. “”Ilang beses ko sinabi, malaking bagay siya kung bakit ako nandito ngayon (sa showbiz ulit). So very thankful ako, every day, sa kanya.”

He hopes “in time” they’ll be able to reconcile and save the “friendship” they once had.

Wait, are they friends, we asked.

“Sa ngayon ako kasi okay lang naman, hindi ko alam kung paano siya towards me…” Carlo said.

The actor admitted he and Angelica have talked many times about what happened and he claimed to have personally apologized to her.

“Ilang beses naman kami nag-usap so I think okay na ‘yun.”

Asked if he thinks he did wrong, Carlo pointed out that he wouldn’t have said sorry if he doesn’t think so.

Meanwhile, there’s no stopping Carlo from spreading his wings as artist.

The actor is set to return to the big screen via a romantic-comedy film co-starring Maine Mendoza. Produced by Black Sheep, shooting starts this month.

He will also mount his pre-birthday show “Liwanag In Concert” on Aug. 31 at the Music Museum. Carlo will be working with directors Frank Mamaril and Louie Ocampo.

“Nagsimula ako na tinuruan ako ng kapatid ko na mag-gitara ng right-handed, eh left handed ako so hirap na hirap ako. Tapos natuto ako sa kaliwa at dun nagumpisa ang lahat,” Carlo was quoted to have said in a release.

Carlo added his father exposed him to different kinds of musical genres, including standards.

“Gagawa ako ng maliliit ng fillers ng iba ko pang musical inspirations ko gaya ng boy groups and alternative and acoustic artists pati old hits,” he said.

The actor also promises to play the guitar on the show at one point, like he did with Matteo Guidicelli in their previous joint concert.

“And meron kaming 5 to 6 days of rehearsal cause I’m planning to dance, which is a first for me,” he said.

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