The hashtag for that particular episode was trending before, during and after it aired, with a lot of netizens extremely happy to finally see the two’s characters lock lips for the first time on the show.
Speaking to ABS-CBN News on Thursday, the real-life couple shared how long it took them to do that particular scene.
“Nagulat nga kami because we were watching [the episode], parang four kisses yata yung pinalabas pero nung tinake namin yun, two takes lang. So parang, ‘Direk, bakit ang dami?’ Everyone loved it. Kami naman, ang gusto lang naman namin ay mag-enjoy yung [mga fans],” Lustre said.
While “kilig” is still there when they do scenes like that, Reid said: “It’s quite normal for us. It wasn’t like in OTWOL (On the Wings of Love, their previous series) where we weren’t together and all. It’s kind of weird then. But now, it just seemed natural just like I’m kissing my girlfriend. For us, it’s very natural.”
The two said they do not mind that “Till I Met You” is still constantly being compared to OTWOL even if they have been on air for three weeks now.
“It can’t be helped. OTWOL was... some call it a phenomenon. It was the start of a new kind of teleserye. It’s still really popular sa iWanTV, and so is ‘Till I Met You.’ The iWanTV ratings are incomparable. It can’t be helped but it has a different story talaga,” Reid said.
Reid said they are also not bothered about how the show is rating every night because “Till I Met You” is doing very well, adding that people should also factor in those watching through iWanTV.
“It’s hard trying to convert the iWanTV ratings to TV ratings because our generation, the millennials, it’s really different. It’s hard to translate it into traditional ratings because we are different and they prefer to watch it sa iWanTV,” he said.
Reid continued: “We are not pressured. The show is doing well and the story is developing nice and we are really excited for what comes next.”
Can their fans expect more kissing scenes now that their show airs at a later time?
“Well, according to direk Tonet (Jadaone), may nagtanong sa Twitter tapos umoo siya so I guess [we will have more kissing scenes],” said Lustre, smiling.
“Till I Met You” airs on ABS-CBN from Monday to Friday after “Magpahanggang Wakas.”