PRESS STATEMENT FROM ABS-CBN:
"What will happen when two people who used to love each other get trapped in a cold and dark cave for one whole day?
"That's the scenario that Prince of Passion Zanjoe Marudo and Jewel of Romance Cristine Reyes faced when they shot one of the most-awaited scenes in the second book of the hit teleserye Martha Cecilia's Kristine.
"This week, fans of their love team, "Zantine," will finally have their wish granted as the epic love story of Bernard and Jewel brings television's sexiest pair together again.
"Kristine's" resident villain Margarita, played by Irma Adlawan, will trick Jewel (Cristine) into coming to a cave inside a property of the Fortalejo clan, where she will trap her to die. Unknown to her, Bernard (Zanjoe) will follow her to the cave, and he will find Jewel there.
"Suddenly stuck in a cave with a man she was told she hated, Jewel will resist Bernard and will break down. But Bernard will remain steadfast in caring for her and will try to convince her that he is the man she loved. Will this finally pave the way for their reconciliation? Or will they both fall to the evil plans of Margarita?
"Meanwhile, viewers can expect Zanjoe and Cristine to be extra passionate in their cave scenes. According to the hunk actor, he could relate to Bernard when he first saw Cristine again.
"Na-miss ko siya. Kaya nung take na kami sa scene na magkikita kami, hindi ako nahirapan kasi parang totoong nangyari lang. Naging regular na siya sa buhay ko, tapos pag pasok ng book 2, bigla kaming pinaghiwalay. Para akong nag-shoot ng bagong serye kasi halos lahat ng kaeksena ko, bago," shared Zanjoe.
"The hunk actor said being in separate sets for a long time didn't stop them from being friends. In fact, he was able to console Cristine when she was involved in a controversy.
"Nagkita kami ni AA [Cristine's nickname] sa isang event para sa love team prod. Naramdaman ko na mabigat para sa kanya na nandoon kung saan lahat din ng taong involved, e, present. Magkaibigan kami kaya inalalayan ko na lang siya throughout the event. Sabi ko wag na siyang umiyak," he said.
"Zanjoe said all is better for Cristine now, who has returned to her trademark cheerful and playful ways.
"Pagkatapos ng mabibigat niyang eksena, nakigulo ako sa dala niyang iPad. Kaya di rin nagtagal, naglalaro na ulit kami ni AA," Zanjoe said.
"Don't miss the hot and intense "reunion" of Zanjoe Marudo and Cristine Reyes in the second book of Martha Cecilia's Kristine, after Imortal on ABS-CBN."
Ed's Note: When content falls under "Press Statement," this means that the material is fully and directly from the company itself. The use of open-and-close quotation marks to envelope the entire text shows as much. This also means that PEP is not the author of the statement being read. PEP is simply providing the information for readers who may be interested.