MANILA - Nadine Lustre has confirmed the long rumored LGBT storyline in her new teleserye "Till I Met You" with boyfriend and onscreen partner, actor James Reid.
"Mayroon siyang theme na LGBT," Lustre said, referring to the love story between Sebastian (Reid) and Alejandro (JC Santos). "Super brave nitong teleserye na ito. It's something new, it's something very different, and it's something na unusual dito sa atin."
The couple jetted off Tuesday evening to Greece to shoot the first part of the TV series, which is slated for a September release. According to Reid, the main characters will meet while on vacation in the European country.
Asked about his opinion on the script of "Till I Met You," which will see him presumably be paired with Santos, he said: "We're proud to be ones who get to tackle that issue."
Rumors about the LGBT storyline first sprung up after the debut of the trade trailer, which even featured the #LoveWins hashtag, decked in the rainbow colors often used to symbolize the LGBT community.
"Till I Met You" will reunite Reid and Lustre with "On the Wings of Love" director Antoinette Jadaone.