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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Dec 3, 2015

Marlo Mortel Confident Fans Of His Love Team With Janella Salvador Will Support Their Movie 'Haunted Mansion' Even If She's Now Paired With Elmo Magalona

ASIDE FROM Alden Richards, Marlo Mortel is one of the rejects of Starstruck 5 in 2009, and yet now, he’s even more popular than some of its winners. He then used the name Marlowe Pamintuan but his real name is John Miguel Pamintuan. He became a regular performer in “Walang Tulugan” of Kuya Germs and he played a supporting role in “Tween Hearts” in 2010.

In 2012, he auditioned for “X Factor Philippines”on ABS and again, he didn’t make it. But he was later cast as the love interest of Janella Salvador in “Be Careful with My Heart” and their love team became quite popular. They were together again in the morning soap, “OMG”, and were even paired last year in an episode of “Maalaala Mo Kaya”. Now, they’re paired anew and it’s on the big screen this time, in Regal’s Metro-Manila Filmfest entry, “Haunted Mansion”, that opens on Christmas Day.

“I’m so happy na may movie na kami,” he says. “Nakaka-pressure lang dahil kami raw ang ipinalit sa ‘Shake Rattle & Roll’ series na laging entry ng Regal sa festival, so we’re praying maging successful rin ito sa takilya. Hindi naman kami mapapahiya dahil as a horror movie, successful talaga ito sa pananakot sa viewers. Kami mismo, natatakot sa mga eksena while we’re shooting the film. I really want to thank our director, Jun Lana, kasi he’s very patient. Inalalayan niya kaming lahat to make sure maka-acting kami ng tama sa lahat ng aming eksena.”

How does he feel now that Janella is paired with another actor, Elmo Magalona, in her soap for 2016? “I respect the decision of management na paghiwalayin muna kami, even if the fans of our love team are protesting. Suportahan na lang nila muna itong ‘Haunted Mansion’ namin.”