Yassi Pressman says being romantically linked to Coco Martin ‘a good thing’
That was Yassi Pressman’s matter-of-fact response, when asked to address the persistent rumors romantically linking her to Coco Martin, who plays her husband in the long-running ABS-CBN action series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.”
The 24-year-old actress surmised that such speculations could be simply chalked up to the chemistry she had with Coco onscreen. “Perhaps they just get carried away by the story. And I’m happy if that’s how they feel. That’s a good thing,” Yassi recently told reporters at her launch as the endorser of fast-food chain Greenwich’s Lasagna Supreme.
Yassi is no stranger to intrigues. And she has learned to take them in stride through time. “I don’t have anything to be guilty about. And if I hear something that’s not true, OK lang,” she said.
In fact, Yassi’s love life may not be as eventful as some people try to make it out to be. “I’m just as happy—busog ako when it comes to the different aspects of my life, including work and family,” said Yassi, who neither confirmed nor denied if she’s seeing someone at the moment.
“My focus is more on my family,” she added, “and on myself—my self-growth.”
“Ang Probinsyano” has been on air since September 2015 and is showing no obvious signs of ending any time soon.
“I’m so happy that people are still engaged and that inspires us to work on the story more,” said the Filipino-British celebrity, who was likewise tight-lipped about Judy Ann Santos’ forthcoming participation in the series.
“There are always new characters, new turns of events,” she said.
Yassi has been doing the said series—on top of other projects and gigs—since 2016. And though she has yet to experience burnout, she did admit that it could get pretty tiring. This prompted her to book a flight to Palawan, where she went on a solo trip—her first—“to recharge.”
“Sometimes, you get stressed because of work or just life in general. It allowed me to find myself again and discover the things that make me happy,” she said.
The much-needed break allowed her to reflect and realize the importance of looking after one’s self. “I gained a lot of things from that experience … I learned that if you take care of yourself, you will be able to come back to work even more inspired,” she said.
Yassi’s work in show biz comes with pressure and expectations, when it comes to—among many things—
looking a certain way.
But she hopes to use her platform to send the message to young girls that it’s OK to embrace individuality.
“I’m just a normal person, just like everyone else,” she said. “It’s OK to have different standards of beauty; that you can go eat whatever you want as long as you take care of yourself. What’s important is that you’re happy.”
Aside from television work, Yassi revealed that she’s currently reading a script for a prospective movie, and would be meeting with the producers of the action flick, “Born Ready.”
“I have been training for it. We will be shooting in Tondo,” she said. “I hope it pushes through this year.”
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