Marlo Mortel remarked that he couldn't help but be overwhelmed by the enormous support that his first Maalaala Mo Kaya episode with Janella Salvador earned last Saturday. “Nakaka-flatter talaga dahil sinuportahan nila 'yung first MMK namin together. Nagtiwala sila sa love team namin ni Janella," he said in an exclusive interview with Push.com.ph.
"At ayun nga nag-trending kami, nag-trending pa worldwide so sobrang thank you sa lahat ng mga sumuporta at sobrang sarap sa feeling, sobrang overwhelmed," he added.
He shared that he did not expect such a warm reception for their first venture together outside of their soap Be Careful With My Heart. "Actually wala naman akong inexpect eh. Ano lang ako eh kung hindi, hindi. Kung oo, oo. Pero nakakatuwa siyempre na mas maganda pala 'yung resulta kaysa ini-expect ko," he said.
Marlo attributed the success of their team up to the natural chemistry between him and Janella. "Kasi meron talagang chemistry kami ni Janella kaya mapasaang show, at least ngayon tina-try na kahit sa ibang show kaya pala namin mag-work as a love team," he said.
Since they have chemistry together, is he planning to court Janella anytime soon? "We’ll see in the future," he replied. He said that he doesn't want to rush anything between the two them. "It’s too early to tell, we’re still young," he stated.
On the qualities that he finds attractive about the young actress, Marlo shared, "She’s nice and she sings like me so nagkakasundo kami, nagja-jamming kami".