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Tom Rodriguez wants ‘Be Careful’ role back

Tom Rodriguez (MNS Photo)

Tom Rodriguez (MNS Photo)

“In a heartbeat!”

That was actor Tom Rodriguez’s quick reply when asked if he would be open to reprise his role in the hit daytime series “Be Careful With My Heart.”

The 25-year-old actor, who portrayed doting dad Jeff in the ABS-CBN “kilig-serye,” said he misses his co-stars in the daytime program.

Miss na miss ko sila, ‘yung grupo, sina Aiza (Seguerra), sila Tita Sylvia (Sanchez), si Tita Divina (Valencia), si JM (Ibanez) ‘yung bata, lahat nakaka-miss. Kaya we try to keep in touch naman,” he said.

Kaya lang ngayon dahil sa schedule, medyo araw-araw may work, minsan hindi maiwasan na we lose communication for a few weeks, pero we try naman,” Rodriguez said.

The former Kapamilya star was last seen as Jeff in “Be Careful With My Heart” in June, before he went on to star in the ongoing GMA-7 series “My Husband’s Lover.”

As Jeff, Rodriguez portrayed the father of Cho (Ibanez), whom he fondly calls “Junior Pards.” The boy is Jeff’s only son with Kute (Seguerra), his lesbian best friend who he “accidentally” slept with after a round of drinks in their younger years.

Rodriguez’s last scene as Jeff saw him saying goodbye to Kute and the rest of her family, as he prepared to leave for Dubai to become an overseas worker.

Asked Tuesday if he is open to being “reunited” with Seguerra in “Be Careful With My Heart,” Rodriguez said, “If I’m given a chance to get to work with them, in a heartbeat I would take it.”

He also expressed willingness to appear in the upcoming film version of “Be Careful With My Heart,” which will compete in the Metro Manila Film Festival in December.

“Sana. Ako, I haven’t heard anything yet, pero if ever naman… I love that team, that group kaya, in a heartbeat,” he said, when asked if he would want to join the big screen project.

For now, Rodriguez is gearing up for the romantic-comedy film “Let’s Take a Chance,” where he will co-star with Carla Abellana, JC de Vera and Nina Jose, among others. The movie, produced by Regal Films, is under the direction of Jun Lana. (MNS)

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