Photo taken from the official Facebook page of "Maalaala Mo Kaya."
MANILA - Teen stars James Reid and Nadine Lustre starred in their first "Maalaala Mo Kaya" (MMK) episode, which topped online conversations on social media site Twitter on Saturday night.
The two portrayed the role of Yong and Carmina, respectively, who were initially attracted to each other by the latter's fascination with romance novels.
The character of Yong is said to be based on the real life of former "Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash" housemate Yong Gopez.
Throughout the episode "Stuffed Toy," the hashtag #MMKSignsOfLove was constantly one of the worldwide trending topics on the microblogging site.
Thousands of fans aired their reactions and support for both Reid and Lustre, who rose to fame after starring in a film adaptation of the Wattpad novel, "Diary Ng Panget."
The episode is directed Frasco Mortiz of "Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay" and "24/7 In Love" fame. It also includes Sharmaine Arnaiz, Hyasmin Neri, Andre Garcia, Aina Solano, Erin Ocampo, Myrtle Sarosa, and Nicole Barranda, among others.