Marlo Mortel has admitted that he had high hopes for his on-screen team-up with Janella Salvador.
They starred together on “Be Careful With My Heart” then again on “Oh, My G!” and that’s why he really thought things would only go bigger from there.
“Hindi naman 'yung talagang panghihinayang. ‘Yung talagang pinanghinayangan ko ay 'yung momentum namin,” said Marlo in an interview PEP. “At sa relationship namin na from ‘Be Careful With My Heart,’ diretso na kami sa ‘Oh, My G!’ nanghihinayang ako na hindi ko na siya nakikita.”
The “ASAP” It Girls member is now partnered with Elmo Magalona, the other half to Janella’s ElNella. That hurt Marlo’s feelings at first, because he was really working hard to build up his tandem with Janella and knows that he also got what it takes to make an effective leading man.
“Of course, na-hurt talaga ako, kasi I did my best. Pinatunayan ko naman na may kaya rin ako as a leading man. Na-hurt ako sa part na ‘yun, pero mas naging driven ako. Hindi ako papayag na maisantabi ako dahil alam kong may talent ako,” he shared. “Kailangan kong gawin rin ito para sa family ko.”
But Marlo eventually found it in his heart to be happy for his friend and her successful tandem with Elmo. “Kung ano talaga ang makakapagpa-happy sa heart niya, kung fulfilled siya dun, I'm super happy for them. Dahil ang importante sa akin ay 'yung happiness ni Janella.”
He even said that the two look really good together and can see how happy they are, with each other by their side.
Marlo said, “Bagay sila? Oo naman. Kapag nakikita mo na happy sila sa isa't isa, so bagay 'yun for me. Hindi ko alam kung... kasi ang tagal na ring hindi kami nagkakasama ni Janella eh. Actually, hindi ko alam, hindi talaga namin pinag-usapan.”
The "Fallback" cast member maintained that his friendship with Janella remains the same and told PEP that they still get to talk about career plans.
“Kami ni Janella, super close, and lahat naman ng success niya ay napag-uusapan namin,” he relayed.
“Happy naman ako. Right now, bihira na kami mag-text sa isa't isa, unlike before. Viber minsan, pero hindi na. Pero kapag nagkita naman kami, walang nabago. ‘Yung relationship naman na na-build namin, pareho pa rin,” he ended.