GMA-7 actress Marian Rivera and ABS-CBN actor Coco Martin will soon be paired in a movie to be produced by Regal Films.
Their first team-up will be directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes.
During the first episode of PEP Talk, Marian revealed that she was impressed by the acting ability of her future leading man.
"Siguro tinatanong nila, bakit si Coco Martin [ang next leading man ko]? Sige, sagutin ko ‘yan.
“Uhm, ayoko na nung ‘itsura, e, given na, na guwapo si Coco, okay siya…
“Ang galing niyang umarte. Natsa-challenge ako sa kanya.
“Kasi… naku, ‘wag magalit ang Channel 7… wala lang, minsan nakikita ko.
“Siyempre, ang ano naman, taga-7 ako, tapos manonood ako [ng ABS-CBN]…
“Na-curious lang ako sa kanya nung sinabi sa akin na magpa-partner kaming dalawa.
“Sabi ko, okay. Tiningnan ko lang one time yung show niya [referring to the primetime series Walang Hanggan]."
After watching Coco in the Kapamilya Network program, the Kapuso actress said that given the chance, she wants to star with Coco in a heavy drama movie.
“Sabi ko, ‘Wow, magaling nga talaga at may puso talaga siyang umarte.
“’Tapos sabi ko sa sarili ko, yung movie, gusto ko heavy drama. Gusto ko mag-dramahan kaming dalawa.
“Kasi na-challenge ako na parang ang galing niya talagang umarte,” said Marian with a smile.
It will be recalled that Marian's show with Dingdong Dantes, My Beloved, was pitted against Coco's program, Walang Hanggan. Soon, the former rivals will be seen on the big screen for an upcoming movie.
Marian was last seen in the 2011 Metro Manila Film Fest entry Ang Panday 2 while Coco was the lead actor in the movie Born to Love You.
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