Passing the torch? Maris Racal reacts to ‘romcom princess’ tag

Maris Racal (middle) and the cast and creative team of ‘How To Move On in 30 Days’ pose for a photo during the Wednesday media conference of the series.

MANILA — “Paiyak na ako, e!” were Maris Racal’s thankful words after being called local showbiz’s “next romcom queen,” during the Wednesday media conference her new series.

Racal leads the cast of “How To Move On in 30 Days,” ABS-CBN’s first YouTube exclusive daily series set to premiere April 4 exclusively on the video platform.

She portrays Jen, who tries to mend her heart after a breakup with the help of an app, and later, by hiring a fake boyfriend.

Among Racal’s co-stars is veteran comedian and TV director John Lapus, who heaped praise on the actress during the media launch, describing her as a “romcom princess.”

“Mahusay si Maris Racal dito. She really is the romcom princess now. And now that Angelica Panganiban is a mother and Toni Gonzaga is technically retired, I’m pretty sure that Maris Racal will be the next romcom queen,” he said.

“Siya talaga ‘yung romcom [actress]. Siya ‘yung Regine Velasquez noong araw, na naging Toni Gonzaga, na naging Angelica Panganiban. It’s Maris Racal’s time to shine,” Lapus added.

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