James Reid and Nadine Lustre (MNS Photo)

James Reid and Nadine Lustre (MNS Photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Several months since the pilot episode of “On the Wings of Love” aired on ABS-CBN, James Reid and Nadine Lustre still could not believe the success of their first television series has become.

Aside from their core of young fans, the primetime series is also attracting older viewers who are just as hooked to the love story of Clark (Reid) and Leah (Lustre).

“Hindi namin ito in-expect,” Lustre said. “We are really grateful for that po kasi this is our first teleserye ever, so nakakatuwa. We are really thankful kasi maraming tumatangkilik, maraming nanonood, sinusubaybayan. We are also thankful to Dreamscape, ABS-CBN, Viva for giving us this project.”

Although this is their first full-length TV project together, Reid said they don’t feel pressured on the set.

“It’s just fun and light. We are just having fun on the set. I think that’s why it’s so fun to watch. People go home after a long day at work to a light romantic-comedy,” he said.

Meanwhile, the two Kapamilya stars also shared how they pull off their “kilig” moments for the show.

“Siyempre kapag nasa eksena kami, love is what we feel. The characters are deeply in love, that’s what we feel,” Reid said.

As for Lustre, she said: “I guess medyo matagal na din po kasi kaming magka-work, more than a year. We are used to each other na rin. Of course, the character helps a lot.”

Reid and Lustre are already comfortable with each other that they no longer feel awkward every time they do kissing scenes. In fact, Reid shared that he and Lustre had to kiss seven times when they shot their wedding scene.

“Hindi na kami naiilang. We are kind of used to it na kasi marami na rin pong nagawa before,” Lustre said.

The two said their friendship in real life also helped them become at ease with each other. (MNS)