What’s stopping Zanjoe and Maja from taking friendship to the next level

/ 04:43 AM November 05, 2018

Zanjoe Marudo and Maja Salvador

Sometimes, friendship is better than love. Lovers come and go, but friends remain. So, it’s quite tricky to fall for a best friend. Romance could ruin the friendship when Cupid plays tricks on a couple.

Maja Salvador and Zanjoe Marudo’s movie, “To Love Some Buddy,” tackles what it’s like when two friends get the urge to merge.


They make quite an interesting onscreen pair since Zanjoe’s ex  (Bea Alonzo) and Maja’s ex (Gerald Anderson) are officially a couple.

Is crossing the demarcation line between friendship and love worth the risk? Or is it better to stay friends to avoid complications that intimacy brings? Platonic or erotic?


Let the story of  Julius (Zanjoe) and Faith (Maja) help your heart decide.

Here’s my chat with Zanjoe:

Would you fall for a best friend? Never say never. I would rather not preempt the situation. It would be nice and exciting, though.

What makes a girl best friend material and wife material?

Best friend: Supports you in everything you want to do, even if it’s stupid.

Wife: You will just feel it when she’s the one you want to spend forever with. No basis.

What’s stopping you and Maja from taking your friendship to the next level? Maja and I are just starting to build a beautiful friendship. It’s too early to be thinking of romance. We will just let nature take its course.


What do you find hard to understand about women? Mood swings. But, what the heck, men still go crazy for women.

Would you take an ex back?  Haven’t done it. Maybe or maybe not. It will depend on a lot of factors like why we broke up and our willingness to correct our past mistakes.

Are you open to the idea of working with your ex, Bea,  and her boyfriend, Gerald? I’m fine with it. As long as the story is good and the role I will portray is one that I can give justice to.

What will it take for a girl to pin you down? She must be smart, fun to be with and [be able to] cook well.

If your life story would be made into a movie, what would the title be? “World War Z”

As a post-All Souls’ Day question, whose death impacted you the most? Fernando Poe Jr. and Marlon Brando. I have always wanted to meet them.

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PERSONAL: Congrats to  Meds Marfil, Andy Barce and the rest of my “True Faith family,” Bing and Anton Pascual of Rockford Productions for a sold-out silver anniversary concert. It ought to have a repeat.

Damo guid nga salamat to Bebot Papasin of my fave resto in Bacolod, Tingting’s, for the yummiest lechon manok.

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