Zanjoe joins cast of 'Lovers in Paris'


Posted at Mar 13 2009 01:42 PM | Updated as of Mar 13 2009 09:47 PM

Actor-endorser Zanjoe Marudo is now part of ABS-CBN's adaptation of the hit Korea telenovela "Lovers in Paris."

Marudo, a former Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) housemate, will be working with two of the biggest Kapamilya stars, KC Concepcion and Piolo Pascual.

In the series, the actor will play the character of Martin, the nephew of Carlo (Pascual), who also falls in love with Vivian (Concepcion)

"Ka-love triangle ako dito ni Vivian at Carlo," he said.

Marudo, who has been very visible with various television projects, said he still can't believe that he got the chance to be part of "Lovers in Paris."

"Ewan ko, hindi pa din ako makapaniwala hanggang ngayon na makakasama ko 'yong dalawa. Tapos, ang laki ng role na binigay sa akin ng management, so nagpapasalamat talaga ako," Marudo said.

The actor also admitted he feels pressure in being part of the series, which was a big hit when it aired on ABS-CBN in 2007.

"Malaki siymepre sa akin. First time ko na gagawa ng ganitong project, saka hit 'yong show. So hindi man malampasan, (sana ay) mapantayan lang para matuwa lang 'yong mga naging fans at mga sumubaybay talaga," the actor said.
Before flying to Paris to shoot some of the important scenes for the series, Marudo shared his excitement about being able to finally step foot on the City of Love.

"First time ko makakapunta doon, kaya sobrang excited ako. Ni hindi ko siya pinangarap na mararating ko, pero 'yon biglang makakapunta pala ako," he said.

Aside from being busy taping for "Lovers in Paris," Marudo is also part of the hit afternoon series "Parekoy" with John Prats and Jason Gainza.

Marudo’s career skyrocketed when he joined the reality show Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition Season 1.

From there, he has appeared on different shows like “Super Inggo,” “Kokey,” and the sitcom “Aalog-Alog.”

He also starred in the movie “You Got Me” with Sam Milby and Toni Gonzaga.

In the 2008 Golden Screen awards, Marudo was nominated in the category of Breakthrough Performance by an Actor for the short film “Altar.”

Marudo also hosts and performs for the ASAP’08 all-male-group Coverboys.

He is also excited to be part of the network’s upcoming show “The Wedding" with Anne Curtis.