Sarah Geronimo insisted during the press conference for “The Voice of the Philippines” that her onscreen kiss with leading man John Lloyd Cruz was real.
She was referring to the kissing scene in their third movie together, “It Takes A Man And A Woman.”
Some said the kiss was a trick of the camera.
There was also no kissing scene during their first two movies, “A Very Special Love” in 2008 and “You Changed My Life” in 2009.
But in this third movie, the Popstar Princess insists she finally allowed her leading man to kiss the side of her lips.
“Nag-kiss kami! Maniwala po kayo, ilang takes po ‘yon.”
“Siyempre, wala na po akong maiisip pang leading man na I’m comfortable doing it with. It’s no other than John Lloyd Cruz.”
During the last part of the movie, where the bloopers were seen, Geronimo seems to be teasing Cruz about kissing him.
What was the reaction of her mother, Divine, to the movie? Mrs. Geronimo is known to be strict when it comes to her daughter’s personal and professional life.
“Siyempre, issue ‘yang kiss na ‘yan. Lokohan lang ‘yon!”
The Popstar Princess said she has never watched the outtakes with her mother.
“Hindi ko naman siya tinanong. Wala pa namang reaksiyon. Kilala naman na ako ng mommy ko.”
Geronimo clarified though there is no need for Angelica Panganiban to get jealous.
Panganiban is Cruz’s current girlfriend.
“Totoo naman, I have so much respect for Ate Angelica Panganiban.”
She said they used to exchange text messages, and she still values those messages up to this day.
Geronimo said she is open to make another movie with Cruz. But she echoed his sentiments about finding the right script to follow-up their movie.
If she will be the one to choose, she would like to make another movie outside the Miggy Montenegro-Laida Magtalas loveteam.
“Bilang individual actors, ayaw ko namang ma-stuck kami sa franchise na ‘yon para may growth din at para ma-explore din namin ang maraming genres ng acting.”
“Hindi ba, marami pang istorya na pwedeng gawing pelikula so sana hindi naman kami ma-stuck doon.”
Because of the success of their movie, Geronimo and Cruz reportedly exchanged gifts.
“Naging bahagi tayo ng success ng isa’t isa. Isang pamilya kami. Wala akong nakikitang masama doon sa pagbibigay ng regalo sa isa’t isa.”