MANILA, Philippines --- Comebacking actor Michael de Mesa likes actress Carla Abellana for his son, actor Geoff Eigenmann. His advice is simple: ''Just be certain.''
''I always tell Geoff to be sure talaga. Kung talagang sure and kung ready na siya, eh di go. Boto naman ako kay Carla,'' said Michael with a smile.
As a father, he is not the type who meddles in his children's lovelife and even with their acting.
''Si Geoff naman he knows his craft. He knows what he is doing. He has reached a level already na talagang maipagmamalaki mo talaga,'' he expressed.
''I'm super proud. Geoff has gone a long way and I know he loves what he is doing. Like what I always tell him and his brother Ryan, they should love their craft, be serious with their craft and to love their jobs. They should also love the people they work with,'' he said.
He added that what's good about Geoff and Ryan is that their respective acting fortes are totally different from each other. They are not competing against each other because Ryan is the character actor type.
Michael is back in the country for TV project ''Kasalan Bang Ibigin Ka?'' where he plays the father of Geoff. ''It is very interesting that I'll be working with Geoff at yun ang nagbigay ng more weight para sa akin para tanggapin ito. For me the story is groundbreaking. It's a sensitive issue,'' related Michael.
Geoff said: ''Noong una nakakagulat. The story is also far-fetched. But this is the soap opera that we'll be working in so yeah, we'll just have to make it work. We'll make it as real as possible. ''
Directed by Mark Reyes, the series also stars Angelika dela Cruz, Bobby Andrews, Sharmaine Arnaiz, Bubbles Paraiso, Diego Castro and Pancho Magno. It airs on GMA's afternoon block.