In Robin-Jodi tandem, leading man gets ‘kilig’ more than leading lady

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 03 2018 01:13 AM

"Sana Dalawa Ang Puso" lead stars Robin Padilla, Jodi Sta. Maria, and Richard Yap. ABS-CBN News

Robin Padilla is regarded as an iconic action star in local showbiz, with most if not all of his roles on the big screen being a macho, heroic gentleman who can make any girl swoon.

While this archetype is true of his character Leo in the daytime series "Sana Dalawa Ang Puso," it's only to some extent. His love interest, Lisa (Jodi Sta. Maria), is a steely, no-nonsense boss who lends unique chemistry with Padilla's otherwise familiar onscreen persona.

Sure, Leo, like Padilla's past characters, is combat-capable, rugged and chivalrous, but this time -- with the unimpressed Lisa having captured his heart -- the company janitor doesn't have the upperhand in the blooming romance. Instead, Padilla's character is the one who get "kilig," not his leading lady.

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This has been evident in recent episodes of "Sana Dalawa ang Puso," where Leo lights up at the sight of Lisa, and uncontrollably smiles when his boss says something nice to him for a change.

Unsurprisingly, Padilla's bad-boy looks paired with his "kilig" moments as Leo have been a constant topic online among viewers of "Sana Dalawa ang Puso." Tweets and comments on producer ABS-CBN's YouTube page range from amusement to clamor for more scenes between Padilla and Sta. Maria.

In videos, here's a look at key scenes between Leo and Lisa that demonstrate the chemistry's that's been such a hit with viewers.

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