Push.com.ph got the chance to watch Zanjoe Marudo and Iza Calzado’s acting workshop last February 7for Maalaaala Mo Kaya and they seemed to have hit it off right away. They didn’t have a hard time establishing some sort of chemistry as director Laurice Guillen asked them to deliver several intense scenes together.
When asked if this would make his girlfriend Bea Alonzo feel jealous, Zanjoe maintained that they’re all professionals to make a big deal about on screen team-ups. “Lahat tayo dito artista, wala tayong kailangan i-explain. Pare-parehas tayo ng trabaho, wala ng explanation na kailangan, naiintindihan mo lahat. Wala ng selos selos na mangyayari siguro. Ako natutuwa na sa first MMK episode ni Iza, first time natin siya makikita sa ABS-CBN, nakakatuwa na parte ako nun so masaya,” he said in an interview with Push.com.ph.
In the meantime, the actor shared that he and Bea are planning a quick getaway sometime this month of hearts. “Pinag-uusapan namin yung mga ganyan (Valentine’s celebration). Hindi naman na surprise. Sa simula may mga ganong konting arte. Siyempre last year naman may date na naganap. Ngayon, pinag-uusapan namin kung anong pwede namin gawin, yung kaming dalawa na ang magplaplano. Ako yung mas gustong adventure. Sana kahit one day makapagbakasyon. Yung iba naman, hindi yung tipikal or normal na ginagawa ng tao.”
Zanjoe also reiterated how much he respects Bea as an actress, to the point that he’s intimated to work with her again on screen. He loves her passion for her craft and the fact that she goes beyond what is expected of her when she’s taking on a new role. “Hindi ko alam kung kaya ko kung makatrabaho ko siya. Kasi meron ng something, so nakakahiya umarte sa harap ng taong close sa ’yo. Hindi naman sa mas preferred ko na hindi kami magkasama sa isang project. Pero kung bibigyan, bakit hindi ’di ba?”
It’s also interesting to note that he chose love over career when we asked him some random questions. “Kapag may love, may career. Kapag may career may love,” he joked at first before adding, “Siyempre love kasi hindi mo mabibili ‘yan, hindi mo makikita ‘yan kahit saan, kahit pa sabihin mong may career ka. Tulad ng sabi ni Iza, kahit ikaw ang pinaka-powerful na tao, wala ka pa rin kung wala naman pagmamahal sa puso mo.”
Zanjoe Marudo says Bea Alonzo won't be jealous of Iza Calzado
Zanjoe Marudo maintains that he and Bea Alonzo support each other's showbiz career.