Highly anticipated romcom-drama film “Isa Pa, with Feelings” tells the story of a love that finds deep connection even with just the silence of the heart. The movie is topbilled by Maine Mendoza who plays as Mara and heartthrob Carlo Aquino who takes on the role of a deaf-mute sign language coach, Gali.
Fans who’ve already watched the movie’s official trailer note that Maine and Carlo’s chemistry was loud even in the most silent scenes. The two first met at the premiere night of the film “Meet Me in St. Gallen” which Carlo starred in alongside Bela Padilla. Maine is good friends with “Meet Me in St. Gallen” director Irene Villamor who she tapped to help her request for a photo opportunity with Carlo, her crush.
“I’ve always been a fan of Carlo,” Maine admitted in her first TWBA hot seat interview. In return, Carlo feels flattered with Maine’s revelations. The actor added that he was dumbfounded upon learning about working with Maine in “Isa Pa with Feelings”.
Although working as a movie loveteam, both Maine and Carlo are romantically linked with other individuals in real life. Maine has long been rumored as the girlfriend of Kapamilya actor Arjo Atayde. Eager followers are yet to hear a straightforward confirmation from the two but, as they say, actions speak louder than words. Besides, ArMaine shippers content themselves reading between the lines. Arjo has always been vocal about his special feelings for Maine and his will to fight for what they have. In return, Maine also does the same. In fact, Maine boldly admitted to Boy Abunda that Arjo is a huge part of her happiness.
Carlo, on the other hand, was caught in an issue involving ex-girlfriend Angelica Panganiban. It can be recalled that Carlo and Angelica were reported dating again amid working for their film “Exes Baggage”. But, months after “Exes Baggage” was released, fans were surprised to hear Carlo dating Trina Candaza. It turns out that even Angelica was shocked with the news. So, when asked about giving Angelica false hope, Carlo was honest to admit that he might have hurt the actress’ feelings. “Siguro po”, Carlo told Tito Boy. To set things straight, Carlo confirmed his relationship with Trina.
In the September 7 episode of TWBA, Carlo and Maine play the “Isa Pa o Tama Na” Challenge. Carlo is open to having a musical reunion with past bandmates John Prats and Stefano Mori. Meanwhile, Maine would like to experience skydiving again but she would rather say no to another tattoo from National Artist Apo Whang-od. Both Carlo and Maine look forward to another movie team-up.
In the Fats Talk segment, Maine was asked to choose among Carlo, Alden Richards, and Arjo Atayde as the most handsome guy. Maine opted to go for rumored boyfriend, Arjo. “Too many to mention”, Maine said in jest when asked about the sexiest part of Arjo’s body.
Boy Abunda threw in a hypothetical question, “If this is your last night in the world and Arjo proposes to you, ano ang isasagot mo sa kanya?” The actress boldly replied with a “Yes”.
“I refuse to answer the question,” Maine’s response to the ultimate TWBA question, “Sex or Chocolates?”