“Primetime King” Coco Martin has previously revealed he is so fond of little kids; this is also evident as he loves including child actors in the list of casts for most of his TV and movie projects.
And do you still remember Ricky Boy from the longest-running ABS-CBN primetime series “Ang Probinsiyano”? He played the role of Coco Martin’s son in the series and the actor isn’t denying the fact that he has been his most favorite star on the show.
One of the most notable scenes in the primetime ‘teleserye’ was when Cardo Dalisay (played by Coco Martin) lost his son Ricky Boy in a bloody terrorist attack at a particular mall which then led to his coming back as part of the PNP again.
“Si Ricky Boy ang anak ko sa Ang Probinsyano, e siyempre siya yung anak ko doon ako ang nag-alaga sa kanya that time. Siyempre bata hindi naman marunong umarte, ako din ang nag-guide sa kanya at ako ang nagpapa-arte sa kanya. Yun, naging malapit siya sa akin, e. Wala ‘yung daddy niya sa ngayon kaya pag nagkakaroon ako ng free time kinukuha ko siya, dinadala ko sa bahay, naglalaro sila ng mga pamangkin ko,” Coco said, as interviewed by PUSH during a media conference for his upcoming Metro Manila Film Fest movie “Ang Panday”.
[Ricky Boy was my son in “Ang Probinsiyano” and, of course, as he was my son there, I looked after him that time. Of course, as a kid, he doesn’t know yet how to act; I was the one who guided him and taught him how to act. So he got really close to me. His dad is not here now so when I’m free, I take him home, he plays with my nephews.]
Coco revealed it gives him a different feeling of joy whenever he spends his free time with Baby Ricky; revealing the boy is adorable and smart.
The actor also disclosed he already wants to have kids of his own, although he admitted it is not his priority right now. But if ever it comes to him then he’d most likely welcome fatherhood; saying “sa palagay ko naman ready na ako.” [I think I am ready (to be a father).]