Mark Herras and Jennylyn Mercado have been paired together as a love team since they became Ultimate StarStruck Survivors in 2003. They starred as lovers on-screen via the now defunct TV series like “Click,” “Love to Love,” “I Love NY,” “Encantadia,” and “Ikaw Sana” and they eventually became lovers off-screen.
After his break-up with Jennylyn, the young actor was paired with a new leading lady in 2007–Ryza Cenon–the female winner of StarStruck season 2 in “Fantastic Man.” And he also teamed-up with various leading ladies since then like Heart Evangelista, Kris Bernal, among others.
After several years, Mark is set to reunite with his original on-screen partner Jennylyn Mercado via the upcoming suspense series “Rhodora X.”
During the blogcon for the new Kapuso show on Friday, January 17, at Roots and Herbs Coffee Shop in Timog, Starmometer asked Mark how he and Jen were able to reignite their on-screen chemistry.
“Actually automatic e, automatic na may lumalabas na chemistry. Kahit ang tagal na ‘nung last team-up namin, walang adjustment na naganap. Siguro ang nagbago lang, mas mature na ‘yung paraan naming magpa-kilig, before parang mga bata bata lang na kulitan, landian, parang ganun pero ngayon in a mature way naman,” he replied.
The Kapuso actor emphasized that deeper friendship is the key why working out the chemistry for the new show was effortless.
“Kami kasi ni Jen when we work, kahit hindi naman kami o we’re not in a relationship, there’s something talaga sa aming dalawa na kapag nakita niyo, iba ang dating. Hindi ko alam kung ano ‘yun e, di ko rin ma-explain pero siguro dahil na rin sa friendship namin na solid ever since”
But now that he and Jennylyn are both single, is there a possibility for the both of them getting reunited as boyfriend girlfriend again?
“Hindi po natin alam, hindi po natin alam, ayoko pong magsalita ng tapos” was his quick reply.
So for your followers, what are the things they should look forward to in your role in “Rhodora X”?
“Abangan po nila ang character ni Joaquin Vasquez. Sa nagawa ko naman na mga scenes, I’m happy to say na makikita nila na iba, ‘uy si Mark, ibang Mark yung napapanood namin today ah’ as Joaquin Vasquez, hindi siya as Mark Herras na steady lang na happy go lucky, mas mature, the way he talks, the way he acts, ‘yung ginagawa niya for that show, for that soap, iba sa nakagisnan nilang Mark Herras. Hopefully mapansin nila ‘yun,” he said.
Aside from Mark and Jen, “Rhodora X” will also star Yasmien Kurdi and Mark Anthony Fernandez.
Other cast-members of the new Kapuso primetime series include Glydel Mercado, Gardo Versoza, Frank Magalona, Vanessa del Moral, Irma Adlawan, Gian Magdangal, Carmi Martin, Gian Magdangal, Arthur Solinap, Victor Basa, and more!
Watch the teaser trailer for “Rhodora X” HERE.
Under the creative direction of Jun Lana and helmed by Albert Langitan, “Rhodora X” is set to premiere on January 27, 2014 on GMA Telebabad.