MANILA – Piolo Pascual and Marjorie Barretto were proud parents after seeing the first five episodes of “And I Love You So” on Sunday.
The two were among the guests during the celebrity screening of the newest ABS-CBN series, which starts airing on Monday. Its lead stars include Pascual’s son Inigo, and Barretto’s daughter Julia.
Speaking to ABS-CBN News, Pascual said it felt surreal to see his son acting on TV.
“Siyempre 'yung anak ko, nung unang lumabas, sabi ko pa-picture. It’s very surreal especially na makita mo 'yung anak mo na nag-aartista na rin. Inigo, congratulations on your first soap. I’m so happy and I’m so proud of you. Keep up the good work. I love you,” he said.
Aside from Inigo’s acting, Pascual said he also liked the soap’s “refreshing take on a very sensitive topic.”
“When we talk about family problems, situations brought about by family conflicts, ang hirap. Masyadong mabigat. Actually, opening scene pa lang, nandoon na ako. Na-enjoy ko. Sa dami ng mga soaps ngayon, what’s important is gripping yung story. This has a lot of sub-plots so very engaging and very interesting,” he said.
Meanwhile, Barretto could not express how happy she is for daughter Julia.
“It’s really an honor for Julia to be part of a teleserye like this. Napakagaling po. Sana po abangan ninyo dahil hindi po kayo magsisisi. Congratulations sa lahat ng cast at lahat ng nagtrabaho behind ‘And I Love You So,’” she said.
Asked if there’s a particular scene which she liked the most, Barretto said: “Maganda lahat ng eksena, hindi po ako makakapili. Lahat sila magaling. Lahat tumatak. Excited po ako mapanood ulit ito.”
Aside from Julia and Inigo, the show also stars Miles Ocampo, Kenzo Gutierrez, Angel Aquino and Dimples Romana.