Thai heartthrob Mario Maurer visits Manila

Thai superstar Mario Maurer is currently visiting Manila to endorse a local clothing brand, Penshoppe and is also set to model for the same brand in the upcoming Philippine Fashion Week at SMX Convention Center on October 29, 2011.

Aside from these projects, Maurer also inked a one-year movie contract with Star Cinema which is under ABS-CBN. For the movie, Maurer will be working with actress Erich Gonzales in a film with a working title, “Suddenly, It’s Magic.”

In an interview after his contract signing, Maurer said he has not met Gonzales, his leading lady in the movie, but is excited about meeting her. “I have never meet her but I’m looking forward to meeting her,” he said.

According to Maurer, most of the scenes will be shot in Thailand and a part will be shot in the Philippines.

Maurer gained popularity in the Philippines after he starred in the 2010 film “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” He made his silver screen debut in the 2007 movie “The Love of Siam,” where he played the role of Tong, who is romantically attracted to his childhood friend and earned him Cinemanila’s “Best Actor” award in 2008.