Chemistry is not the easiest thing to explain, but, when you see it unfold before your eyes, you just can’t deny how real it is.
That proves true for iconic love teams and how they made sparks fly the first time on the big screen. Even when it only involved a cameo, like Enrique Gil’s encounter with Liza Soberano in the KathNiel-starrer “Must Be… Love”, or another character in a love triangle, like Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto’s team-up in “Vince and Kath and James”, every pair we’ve loved has shown their adorable chemistry since the start.
Scroll through the list below to see the full list of movies where your favorite Star Cinema love teams worked for the first time!
Kathryn Bernardo & Daniel Padilla - “24/7 In Love” (2012)
Shortly after Kathryn and Daniel’s love team found momentum in the 2011 teen drama "Growing Up", they made their movie debut as Jane and Billy respectively in the romance anthology “24/7 In Love”.
From there, KathNiel went on to star in several Star Cinema films, including “Sisterakas”, “Must Be... Love”, “She's Dating the Gangster”, “Crazy Beautiful You”, “Barcelona: A Love Untold”, “Can't Help Falling in Love”, and “The Hows Of Us.”
Liza Soberano & Enrique Gil - “Must Be... Love” (2013)
It all started with a special cameo for Liza and Enrique who kicked off their onscreen partnership in a unique way. In “Must Be... Love”, Liza was cast to be part of a love triangle with KathNiel. In the end, Liza’s character laid eyes on Enrique and the rest, as they say, is history.
LizQuen has since starred in films “Just The Way You Are”, “Everyday I Love You”, “My Ex and Whys”, and “Alone/Together”.
Kim Chiu & Xian Lim - “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo?” (2013)
By the time Kim and Xian teamed up for their first movie “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo?” they had already started to form a connection in real life. No wonder viewers became instant fans of their romantic partnership as ugly duckling-turned-lovable darling Sandy and bachelor businessman Alex!
Watch more of KimXi in the films “Bride for Rent”, “Past Tense”, “Must Date The Playboy”, and “All You Need Is Pag-Ibig”/
Donny Pangilinan & Belle Mariano - “James and Pat and Dave” (2020)
Now dubbed as the “New Gen Phenomenal Love Team”, Donny first encountered Belle in the romantic-comedy “James and Pat and Dave” top-billed by Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte.
Since then, they have starred in the hit teen series “He’s Into Her” and romantic-comedy “Love Is Color Blind”. Their second full-length film “An Inconvenient Love” is set to be released this year!
Take a look at their first movie scene below:
Joshua Garcia & Julia Barretto - “Vince and Kath and James” (2016)
Who knew that Joshua and Julia playing the titular characters in this 2016 romantic-comedy would be the start of something official down the line? One look at their onscreen chemistry and we bet audiences were convinced they would look adorable as a real-life couple!
Revisit JoshLia’s team-up in the films “Love You To The Stars and Back”, “Unexpectedly Yours”, “I Love You, Hater”, and “Block Z”.
Bea Alonzo & John Lloyd Cruz - “My First Romance” (2003)
If there’s a love team that can be called quintessential, it’s definitely that of Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd whose partnership is very well-celebrated in the romance films “Now That I Have You”, “All About Love”, “Close To You”, “One More Chance”, and “Miss You like Crazy”.
Check out their “first romance” in the movie aptly titled “My First Romance”:
Coco Martin & Julia Montes - “A Moment in Time” (2013)
Following their successful pairing in the 2012 primetime series "Walang Hanggan”, Coco and Julia treated their fans by starring in their own romantic-drama film. Take a trip down memory lane and virtually around the cities of Amsterdam and Paris by watching the supercut below!
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