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John Lapus on working with DonBelle: ‘May kakaibang kilig, may magic’

‘Love is Color Blind’ actor John Lapus confirms that the sweetness between Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano is real even when the cameras aren’t rolling.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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12/06/2021 07:58 AM
John Lapus on working with DonBelle: ‘May kakaibang kilig, may magic’
Photo credits to @korekkajohn & belle_mariano on Instagram

As one of the more senior stars in the Star Cinema film Love is Color Blind, John Lapus said he can bear witness to the development of the reel-to-real relationships of many love teams throughout the years. In his latest film, John got the chance to get to know rising stars Belle Mariano and Donny Pangilinan during their lock-in bubble for the Star Cinema project this year.

“Isa akong transtita dito. I’m connected sa character ni Belle (Mariano) at ang pangalan niya ay Caramel. Tita niya ako na kapatid ng kanyang father. So basically my character is on Belle’s side. Yung character ko yung magiging reason ng kabuohan ng character ni Belle dito,” he said.

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When asked by the press during the Love is Color Blind mediacon to share his insight on the potential of the new love team, John didn’t hesitate to talk about their potential. 

“Ang maganda naman sa DonBelle, just like other love teams na nakatrabaho ko, they really have a good future together. Iba yung rapport, iba yung magic and I’m sure nakikita yun ng fans dahil may pa-billboard sila all over the world. May kakaibang kilig, may magic yung chemistry. Sinabi ko na nga without batting an eyelash na sila ang number one love team ng 2021,” he declared.

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With DonBelle looking more and more sweet during interviews, keeping their fans in anticipation as to what the real score is between them, John said the affection is definitely not staged.

“Feeling ko (laughs). Kasi hindi mo puwedeng dayain lalo na pag off-cam eh. Hindi mo madadaya yung sweetness. Observant ako sa ganyan. May eksena kami ni Belle tapos andun si Donny. Manunuod lang pala siya kaya andun siya. So yung mga ganung bagay, hindi mo yun madadaya eh. Kaya pumusta ako ng bonggang bongga sa love team na ‘to. This is it, yung number one ng 2021. Pandemic love team ito, yung ganung level at tatagal pa. I’m pretty sure they’ll have more movies together. As they grow pa-mature din ng pa-mature yung mga roles nila. Feeling ko may mangyayari dito sa love team na ito,” he added.

Love is Color Blind stars Donny Pangilinan, Belle Mariano, John Lapus, Angelina Cruz, Jeremiah Lisbo and Esnyr Ranollo. Directed by John Leo Garcia under Star Cinema.