Just because Janella Salvador says she isn't ready to have a boyfriend yet doesn't mean that Elmo Magalona will stop courting her.
In an interview on "Tonight with Boy Abunda" on Wednesday, the young actor was asked whether he is OK with Salvador focusing on her career at the moment.
"Narinig ko naman iyan from her mismo," he said. "Bilang lalaki, nirerespeto ko iyong opinion niya and if she thinks she's not ready, then that's fine with me."
But he clarified: "I respect her pero iyong respect na iyon, I mean magbibigay lang ako ng space. Pero hindi ibig sabihin noon is titigil ako."
Magalona was a guest on the late-night talk show to promote the upcoming horror film "Bloody Crayons," based on the book of the same name by Wattpad writer Josh Argonza.
It also stars Ronnie Alonte, Diego Loyzaga, Sofia Andres, Janella Salvador, Maris Racal, Yves Flores, and Jane Oineza.
Directed by Topel Lee, "Bloody Crayons" is set to premiere in cinemas nationwide on July 12.