In case you have not heard, JC de Vera opened up about his tandem with Maris Racal on Pamilya Ko in an exclusive interview with Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com. “Ang plan lang talaga ay mag-guest lang ako doon tapos pumasok lang ako doon sa story ni Maris. What happened after is really unexpected,” he revealed. After recently renewing his contract with the Kapamilya network, he shared that he wants to work with her again for another project, “I’m really happy working with her. Sana masundan pa.”

WATCH: JC on hit PeaNat tandem with Maris on Pamilya Ko: “We feel great kasi maganda response ng fans

Now, Maris has responded to his comments and it is good news for the fans of PeaNat. “Game ako. I’m open to work with him again,” she said. Admittedly, the actress still feels shy around JC but she would not hesitate to team up with him again, even for just an Maalaala Mo Kaya episode or a project for the streaming platform iWant.

Initially, she assumed that Filipino viewers would have mixed reactions to the age gap between Peachy and Nathan. So, the overwhelmingly positive feedback took her by surprise. “Nagulat ako and natuwa ako sa reaction nila na tinatanggap pala nila and kinikilig pala sila doon,” she added.

Although, the Kapamilya star agrees that a professor should not date a student, especially when that student is still a minor. This is why Maris feels that right now is not the time for PeaNat to have its happy ending on Pamilya Ko. Not to mention, Nathan’s relationship with his wife Tina (Natalie Hart) is complicated. “Cute sila pero mali talaga,” she said.

When asked what she discovered about JC during their time together on Pamilya Ko, Maris revealed that one of his distinct qualities is being a girl dad, “Sobrang in love siya sa daughter niya. Lagi namin pinag-uusapan ‘yung daughter niya.” On set, she did not have any expectations since she was already aware of how talented he is, “Never in my whole life na naisip na maging ka-love team ko si JC.” In fact, she often felt like a newbie around him despite being part of the main cast. “’Yung mga kilig-kilig ni Peachy, totoo,” she confessed.

As the chapter on PeaNat closes, Maris has a message to their fans, “Thank you mga PeaNat Brittles.” She appreciates the continuous support on social media until now and promised even more intense episodes on the afternoon drama. “Sana manuod pa rin kayo ng Pamilya Ko kasi ibang level na ‘yung suspense,” she ended.