MANILA – Former real-life couple Dawn Zulueta and Richard Gomez no longer get conscious whenever they have romantic scenes together.
In an interview with Amy Perez on “Umagang Kay Ganda” on Monday, Zulueta said she and Gomez have become good friends through the years.
“Pinagtatawanan namin. 'Yung mga eksena na [may lines na], ‘Mahala pa rin kita.’ Hindi nga? Mga ganun. Pinagtatawanan na lang namin ang mga eksena na sobrang seryoso,” she said.
Zulueta said they are very comfortable working with each other that they get to pick on each other while on set.
“Hindi naman kami nag-aasaran pero nagkukulitan kami. Between he and I kasi, walang pikon. Ganun pa rin siya, walang pinagbago. Pareho lang naman kaming playful. Madalas kino-comedy lang namin muna ang eksena,” she explained.
Their team-up has been dubbed in showbiz circles as "the eternal love team of all time," since it was launched in the '90s romantic drama “Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit.”
While they now have separate private lives, their team-up has maintained a strong fan base that they reunited in the 2013 series "Walang Hanggan."
Following the series, Zulueta and Gomez are now set to headline the Star Cinema movie “The Love Affair.”
Asked for the secret to their love team, Zulueta said: “Hindi ko nga alam. Kasi ngayon lang naman parang nabuhay ulit. Nakakatawa nga kasi nung '90s naman kami nag-umpisa pero ngayon kasi may bago na kaming fan base, 'yung mga mas bata. I think sila na 'yung mga anak ng mga kahenerasyon natin.”
On “The Love Affair,” Zulueta and Gomez play a married couple who are undergoing challenges in their relationship.
Set to be released in theaters nationwide on August 12, the movie also stars Bea Alonzo.