#BETYOUDIDNTKNOW: 'Virgin' real kisses in Star Cinema movies

As they say, there’s always a first time for everything.

Rowena Joy Sanchez
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Rowena Joy Sanchez

5/10/2018 in STAR CINEMA 25TH ANNIVERSARY
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#BETYOUDIDNTKNOW: 'Virgin' real kisses in Star Cinema movies

Though movies are a figment of the imagination, or perhaps a retelling of a true story, an effort is always exerted to make them look real, albeit unbelievable.
 
When it comes to kissing scenes, though, some actors “fake” them because they are not yet ready to do one in front of the camera.
 
Nevertheless, a good number eventually agree to make the kiss real so as to make the scene more believable and sincere for the audience.
 
Here are some highly-talked about first-time kisses in Star Cinema movies.
 
Julia Montes and Coco Martin in “A Moment in Time
 
Julia never had her first real and reel-life kiss until she did “A Moment in Time” with Coco Martin, her leading man in the hit drama series “Walang Hanggan.”
 
Though nervous over how it would go, it turned out that Julia managed to do not one, but seven kisses overall!
 
“Panatag ako kasi  kilala ko ‘yung tao,” she said of Coco to PEP in 2013. “Basta hindi ako nahirapan kasi siya ‘yung ka-partner ko.”
 
Toni Gonzaga and Sam Milby in “Ang Tanging Pamilya
 
Sam and Toni were paired in “You Are The One,” “You Got Me!,” and “My Big Love,” where their kisses were faked.
 
But for “Ang Tanging Pamilya,” Toni finally decided it’s time to do it for real, especially since their co-stars, former president Joseph “Erap” Estrada and Ai Ai delas Alas, shared a real smooch.
 
The Ultimate Multimedia star admitted that shooting her first onscreen kiss felt uncomfortable.
 
"Gusto ko na matapos agad. Kasi ano, eh, siyempre hindi ako kumportable,” she confessed. “Maraming tao. Since first na talagang lapat na talaga, 50-50 camera. Hindi puwedeng dayain. Daming cellphone, daming kumukuha.”

John Lloyd Cruz and Luis Manzano in “In My Life
 
Luis almost turned down the project because he was reluctant to play a gay character and it required a kissing scene with Lloydy.
 
That he went for it paid off, because the role earned him a Best Supporting Actor recognition from the PMPC Star Awards.
 
He recalled how he and Lloydy executed the kiss, which, he stressed, was real.
 
“Lloydy is like a brother to me, and knowing I had to kiss him within minutes, talagang I had to get out of my comfort zone,” he told Bianca Gonzalez for Philippine Star. “We did that scene on the Brooklyn Bridge. It was sunset. And then we kissed. Then we had a walk away from the camera. After that scene I really felt the emotion, that when we were walking away, our faces weren’t seen, I was crying.”

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