In Maalaala Mo Kaya’s “Stationery” episode which aired on Saturday, May 18, McCoy De Leon and Maris Racal were paired anew for this unforgettable tale about love and destiny.
McCoy and Maris were first shipped as the tandem McRis in 2016 in the comedy-drama series We Will Survive, which starred Melai Cantiveros and Pokwang.
Since then, they pursued their showbiz careers separately, having been paired with different love teams. But now, it seemed fate has brought them together once more on MMK, with their unmistakable chemistry thrilling viewers. They played the real-life couple Carol and Erlwin Abanggan, whose inspiring love story really entranced and uplifted audiences. And, while they prepared for the episode, Maris and McCoy met the real Carol and Erl to more effectively portray their characters.
As we can see in this gallery, the cast and production staff worked so hard, down to the very last detail, for this MMK episode. McCoy and Maris left no stone unturned in carefully executing each scene with director Barry Gonzalez and his crew.
These photos also allowed us to witness their taping days in picturesque Vigan, Ilocos Sur, where a pivotal scene was shot.
Indeed, this wonderful love story with exceptional visuals deserved its being a top trending topic online, with the hashtag #MMKDestinedtoLoveYou.
Check out more behind-the-scenes images during production of this unforgettable MMK episode in this gallery.