How Billy-Luis 'bromance' started

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 27 2014 03:34 PM | Updated as of Oct 27 2014 11:34 PM

MANILA -- The friendship of actors Billy Crawford and Luis Manzano started way back in when they met as young boys on the defunct variety show "Vilma!" of Manzano's mother Vilma Santos.

Crawford recalled on "Gandang Gabi Vice" on Sunday how he met Manzano, who back then was known as Lucky.

"Nakilala ko si Luis noong nasa 'Vilma!' show pa ako. Lucky pa ang tawag sa kanya," he said, noting that Manzano was holding two mini samurai swords when they were introduced to each other.

"Kaka-introduce lang namin sa isa't isa, hinahabol na niya ako sa backstage ng samurai," he shared.

After their first meeting, Crawford flew to another country and later came back in the Philippines all grown up.

He said he met Manzano the second time around on "ASAP."

''Kausap ko pa siya. Luis [ang tawag ko sa kanya]. Tapos, [naisip ko] 'Teka, siya ba 'yung anak nina Tita Vilma at Tita Edu?' Tapos tinanong ko siya, 'Bro, ikaw pala si Lucky?' Ang sagot niya: 'Oo, tanga!'" Crawford recalled.

Since then, Manzano said their friendship developed, especially when they were paired as hosts of the show "Pilipinas Got Talent."