Carla Abellana (MNS photo)

Carla Abellana (MNS photo)

She may be hurt but she isn’t desperate.

Carla Abellana denied recent reports claiming that she got drunk at a bar following her breakup with Geoff Eigenmann.

The report added that the actress also allegedly called her former “My Husband’s Lover” co-star Tom Rodriguez to pick her up.

She clarified, “That’s not true. Kung anuman po ang mga pinagdaanan ko at mga pinagdadaanan ko, ayoko na idamay pa si Tom doon. Bakit ko pa siya gagamitin? It sounds so desperate lang. I’m surrounded by my family who love me, my best friends are there. Bakit of all people, si Tom pa ’yung gagambalahin ko?

“Ang daming nakapaligid sa akin na nagmamahal sa akin so kung may kailangan man ako, sila ‘yung lalapitan ko. I’m not that desperate. That’s not Carla. Hindi naman po ako ganun,” she added.

Carla spoke to the press during a press conference for “So It’s You,” her first big screen team-up with Tom, held at the Imperial Palace Suites in Quezon City on Saturday.

She initially declined to talk about Geoff to avoid insinuations that she is using their breakup to publicize the movie.

She explained, “Nakakahiya na nagagamit ’yung name niya for the movie pero hindi talaga (ito form of publicity).”

Still, Carla hinted why her three-year relationship with Geoff ended.

“It’s just between the two of us, two different personalities, two different ways of making decisions, two different dreams and goals na unfortunately, hindi magtugma. Magkaibang-magkaiba,” she said.

She made clear that “it did not involve anybody else, anybody from the past, at present.”

Moving on from “the most difficult decision” she has ever made is something that will take a lot of time, said Carla.

Matagal na process ’yan. Hindi pa ako ready… Mabuti kung overnight lang ’yan. It will take time, weeks, months. Each day is a step forward… a chance to move on,” said Carla, whose eye bags were noticeably puffy during the interview.

According to Carla, “So It’s You” was able to let her put her tears to good use. In fact, her character in the film, Lira, is also moving on from a breakup.

Still, she pointed out how different her personality is from that of her character’s.

Si Lira kasi kaya hindi maka-move on ay magulo ’yung isip niya, ’yung puso niya. Hindi siya maka-decide. Si Carla, malinaw na malinaw kung ano ang nasa puso niya kaya nga siya nakapag-decide na kahit gaano kahirap, naging malinaw naman ’yung pag-iisip ni Carla pati ’yung puso niya.”

“My best friends are there, my family is there. ’Yung isa kong best friend sa bahay ko natutulog, katabi ko gabi-gabi. Kakabakasyon lang namin ng family ko out of town, tapos every weekend, magkakasama kaming lahat, bonding. So kung hindi dahil sa barkada ko, sa family ko, hindi ko siguro kakayaning bumangon each day na may ngiti sa mukha,” Carla shared.

Carla isn’t closing her doors to love. She is even leaving open the possibility of reuniting with Geoff.

For now, however, she said, “I don’t see it working out talaga. Pero gaya ng lagi kong sinasabi, baka gulatin tayo ng Diyos.”

So It’s You,” written and directed by Jun Lana, is slated for May 7 release in local theaters. The romantic-comedy offering of Regal Films also stars JC De Vera, Bangs Garcia, Kevin Santos, Paolo Ballesteros, Joey Marquez, Leo Martinez, Arlene Muhlach, among others. (MNS)