MANILA, Philippines - Actress Jessy Mendiola said she is happy that fans approve of her tandem with award-winning actor Coco Martin on the show "Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (KTM)."
Mendiola was originally slated to be a guest star for one week, but she was made to stay longer after receiving positive feedbacks from the viewers.
She is part of the show for more than a month now.
In an interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com during a Star Magic press conference, Mendiola said she was surprised that the pairing is such a big hit.
"Sobrang saya kasi ito ang first na nabigyan ako ng pansin sa primetime na akala ko ay one week lang. Pero tumagal at na-extend. Sobrang saya ng feeling ko at hindi ko talaga siya in-expect. Sobrang saya ko lang din na nabigyan ako ng exposure sa KTM at ang ganda ng show," Mendiola said.
She could not explain how their love team "clicked" with the viewers.
"Hindi ko alam (kung paano kami nag-click). Kasi parang magsi-scene kami. Close kami. Pero hindi pa naman kami ganoon ka-close, parang oo, natural lang," she said.
The actress said she is grateful because Martin is helping her in every scene. "Tinutulungan nya po ako sa scene at sa script para kapag hindi ko naiintindihan ay tinutulungan niya ako.”
Asked if she wants Martin to be her permanent on-screen partner, Mendiola replied: "Depende sa management kung ano ang gusto nila at kung tatanggapin ng tao. Kung ano ang effective sa TV. Pero right now si Coco talaga ang gusto kong maka-love team."