James Reid, Nadine Lustre on the big 'OTWOL' kiss, Filipino courtship
MANILA, Philippines – Two months since the first airing of On The Wings of Love (OTWOL), James Reid and Nadine Lustre cannot help but be overwhelmed by the feedback they've gotten on their teleserye.
In an interview with the press Monday, October 12, both stars thanked everyone for the support the show has been getting, not only in the Philippines but the Filipinos abroad. (READ: What James Reid and Nadine Lustre really like about each other)
"It’s overwhelming. It’s a new feeling. I've never experienced something like this. Kasi ito yung first teleserye namin…ang daming OTWOListas. Achieve na achieve!" James said.
"Super happy and grateful. Until now kinakabahan pa rin ako yung sa ginagawa namin. Pero mas marami pa pong makakakaapreciate, kikiligin, mas marami pa pong manonood..." Nadine said.
(Until now I still get nervous with what we're doing. But so many people are now appreciating the story, getting the feels, and many people are watching...)
OTWOL memorable scenes
The two stars also shared their favorite and most memorable scenes from the show since it began airing last August. One of the most talked about scenes was when James' character Clark, and Jigs, played by Albie Casiño appeared topless in one scene.
Nadine shared that she was laughing throughout that scene.
"Actually yun din yung pinag-uusapan namin kanina. Sobra lang po ako tawa nang tawa, kami pong dalawa actually. Nakakatawa po kasi silang dalawa. Nang lumabas po si Albie na topless na, ako po kasi yung unang makakakita, si James nakatalikod.
(Actually, we were talking about it. I was really laughing, both of us. Both of them were funny. When Albie appeared topless, I was the first to see it, while James had his back turned.)
"So pag nakita ko si Albie, si James yung tinitingnan ko, kasi hindi ko kasi matimgnan si Albie kasi talagang natatawa ako, Nadine said. (So when I saw Albie, I was looking at James because I really could not look at Albie, I was trying to contol my laughter.)
As for the famous goodbye scene at the airport, Nadine said she thought of her own family to emote.
James said: "Madali ako pumasok sa eksena (I really got into the scene) kasi it's so emotional as in I didn't have much time, I didn't have time to prepare... I was so into the character, it was such an emotional scene so I just jumped in."
The two also consider the "Most Approved Kiss" one of their favorite scenes. That scene involved Leah getting her green card and Clark carrying her before the kiss.
"Nagulat din po kami nung pinalabas kasi nung ginawa po namin iyon, tatlong kiss lang po iyon. Nagulat po kami nung pinalabas na kasi ang dami po eh, katabi ko yung mom ko," Nadine said.
(We were surprised when that came out because when we shot the scene, we just did 3 kisses. We were surprised when it came out because that was a lot, I was next to my mom.)
After the scenes from the US, On The Wings Of Love now shifts to Manila as Clark follows Leah and tries to win her back. Also, Clark must now work hard to earn the trust of Leah's dad Mang Sol (Joel Torre) who was upset to find out Leah married without his consent, thus Clark must go through the Filipino tradition of courtship.
"I think this time around, the joke is on Clark. I think the first time it was Leah who had a hard time adjusting," said James. "Nililigawan ni Clark si (Clark is courting) Tatang Sol, he’s always messing around. Si Tatang Sol is always palabiro (kidding around). So he’s messing with Clark. I call him your highness Sol. It’s actually funny," he said.
As for the most memorable scene for the challenges James said: "The most memorable was yung pinalasing nila ako (when they got me drunk)."
'OTWOL' until 2016
Meanwhile, Deo Edrinal, head of Dreamscape, made a special announcement saying that that the show is extended until next year. Both James and Nadine could not help but be happy over the news.
"We're very grateful so thank you so much to everyone who has been very supportive, even the OFWs. We really do it for the love, making everyone believe in love again," James said. – Rappler.com