MANILA -- While they've twice shared a kiss onscreen, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla teased that their latest kiss for their upcoming movie will surely "shock" the audience.
On the sidelines of their pictorial for "The Hows of Us," a Star Cinema production directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, Bernardo and Padilla said that the kissing scene will be unlike anything they've done in an acting project.
It's not lost on Bernardo and Padilla that their fans, throughout their six years as a "love team," had long awaited their first onscreen kiss, which didn't happen until 2016 in their film "Barcelona: A Love Untold."
"Basta hindi lang 'yung kissing scene 'yung aabangan nila dito," Bernardo teased in an interview with ABS-CBN News' Jeff Fernando.
Padilla explained: "At saka 'di nila malalaman 'yung kissing scene dito, hindi niyo malalaman kung kailan sila darating. May gulat factor, ta saka kasi hindi kasi siya 'yung moment na, 'Ito na, halikan na.' Totoong-totoo lang. Natural 'yung mga binigay namin."
"Ma-sa-shock na lang kayo," Bernardo agreed.
While neither gave details about the scene, "The Hows of Us" writer Carmi Raymundo earlier shared a glimpse of the film's script, which detailed a sudden, passionate kiss between the characters of Primo (Padilla) and George (Bernardo), initiated by her.
Describing the story as "very real" and "relatable" to couples in long-term relationships, Padilla said: "Kahit kami ni Kathryn, pinagdadaanan namin itong [kuwento ng] ginagawa naming pelikula ngayon."
Bernardo added that it tackles the challenges and sacrifices of partners after being together for a long time.
"The Hows of Us," according to Padilla, will explore the apparent tendency of the younger generation to easily give up or lose interest, when it comes to a job or a relationship.