|Actress Vina Morales and action star Robin Padilla.
MANILA, Philippines – Nearly 2 decades since their last project together, action star Robin Padilla and actress Vina Morales are teaming up once again for a special "Maalaala Mo Kaya" (MMK) episode.
In an interview with dzMM program "Mismo" on Tuesday, Padilla and Morales revealed that they will be rekindling their on screen romance as a part of the longest-running television drama anthology’s 20th anniversary celebration.
Padilla said, “Pasasalamat namin sa Maalala ‘Mo Kaya’ sa kanilang ika-20 taon na anibersaryo, napili nila kami (he and Morales) na gumawa uli ng isang proyekto.”
According to the 2, their reunion project is based on the life story of a New Bilibid Prisons inmate named Willie, who spent most of his life outside prison running away from the authorities.
Padilla explained, “Ito po ay istorya ni Willie. Si Willie ay isang taong maka-diyos at merong siyang prinsipyo. Meron siyang asawa at si Vina po ang gumanap doon.”
“Nangyari ‘yung kaso na nagkaroon ng isang matinding pangyayari na kailangan niyang mabuhay sa karahasan. Dalawampung taon na siya ay masasabi pong nakipaghabulan sa batas. At kung hindi siya tinulungan ng pamilya niya, marahil patay na siya.”
Padilla and Morales’ last project together was the 1992 action movie entitled “Miss na Miss Kita.” It is the sequel of their hit 1991 film “Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum.”
And though it has been quite some time since the two of them worked together, Morales said that she finds it interesting that their on screen chemistry between them is still present.
“Ito nga ang maganda eh, of course, oo may kilig talaga ‘yung on screen,” she said.
“Nakakatuwa lang na hanggang ngayon inaabangan pa rin [‘yung team-up namin].”
This special “MMK” anniversary episode will be aired this Saturday on ABS-CBN Channel 2.