MarNigo mania

I'm so happy for my friends Inigo Pascual and Maris Racal. Good luck on MMK tonight, MarNigo!
When I bumped into my brother Inigo Pascual at the ABS-CBN studios last week, we got to talking about his tandem with Maris Racal. I told Inigo I was pleasantly surprised by how much support it generates, especially after he and the Pinoy Big Brother All In alumna performed a heart-stopping rendition of the Usher and Alicia Keys duet “My Boo.”

I added that it seems the Ultimate Teen Heartthrob finally found a girl who has what it takes to help him take both their careers to the next level. His response? “I think you're right, Kuya.”

Off the back of MarNigo’s One Music PH performances and strong social media following comes #MMKLoveTeam, their first Maalaala Mo Kaya guesting. I contacted the episode’s director, the one and only Mae Cruz-Alviar, to ask her what she thinks of MarNigo and their future.

Hello, Direk Mae. What was it like working with Inigo and Maris? Ano po ang napansin niyo sa kanila on-cam and off?
Nakakapanibago for me kasi new love team sila na first time ko makakatrabaho. I've worked with Inigo before on the movie Crazy Beautiful You, but I didn't know what to expect from him and Maris as a pair. After three days together, I can say that magaling sila magpakilig and natural sila sa kilig scenes. I've noticed that the two are very close to each other. Off cam they were always talking and they seem to enjoy each other's company very much. They would be listening to music, singing, etc. They supported each other in scenes and they work well together. They're comfortable with each other which helps a lot. 

Marami na pong naka-love team sina Inigo at Maris. Do you think their tandem will be the one that really clicks? Why or why not po?
I think that this team up has potential because they work well together musically and even in acting. Furthermore, they have natural chemistry especially in the kilig scenes. 

Any thoughts po on working with Heaven Peralejo and Vivoree Esclito? 
These two girls were very eager to learn and I could feel their excitement on the set. I had an easy time working with them. They were very natural and I can see them taking on more roles.

Direk Mae has worked with a lot of love teams in the past, so she knows what's up when it comes to chemistry. If she says MarNigo has potential, then they do. I for one can't wait to see what else is in store for them!

Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN Social Media Newsroom.


The old Julian can't come to the phone right now.


  1. thank you so much sir , we will always be here marnigo fans for them ... Godbless po .. more power 🤗

  2. Awww. That means a lot po coming from batikan na direktor. Thank you sir julian at direk mae. Thank you so much from marnigos.

  3. #MarNigo Team WIM pero grabe ang kilig na hatid sa mga viewers. ☺
    Hopinh for more projects for MarNigo.

  4. thank you julian. hope maging close pa kayo ni vivoree, coz your honest opinion and observation ang kailangan ni vivoree to help her "level-up"in her performance, looks, communication and socialization and how she present herself in public.

    hope you can help her in any way that would benefit her.

    ps: give her tips on how to deal with "strangers" in the showbiz world.. tips on how to deal with stage fright, tips on how to project confidence and etc.. anything and everything hehehe

    thank you so much sir julian..

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  6. Akala ko ba team McLisse ka sir? Bakit parang bumabalimbing kana sa chakang Maris at Inigo na yan? Di hamak namang mas maganda si elisse sa dugyot na maris na yan. Be loyal po sana. mataas pa naman respeto namin sayo

  7. Grabe naman tong mclisse fan nato.. umabot ka pa talaga dito para lang mangbash. respeto naman kay sir julian :/

  8. Hay.. people nowadays! lets be respectful naman po sana. wala namang issue dito..

  9. Sir kung ano man ang naka post dito sana di mo nalang pinost sa twitter. masisira ang mclisse sa ginawa mo eh. mabait sila sayo sana suklian mo naman yun.. nung nakaraan nga puro ka marnigo wala ka namang narinig sa amin diba. nirerespeto ka namin pero sana respeto mo rn nararamdaman ng fandom namin. nevertheless, sana okay na lahat. busy ang mclisse sa mga projects nla ;)