Elmo Magalona was on the set of My Fairy Tail Love Story when his rumored girlfriend Janella Salvador experienced a wardrobe malfunction while shooting underwater.
It happened when Janella's costume for her breasts—which was shaped like a seashell—accidentally detached from her skin.
He recalled in a recent interview, "Kasi nasa beach kami and then nasa gitna ng sea and then she was swimming.
"Buti na lang, may salbabida siya so it was covered naman and napansin niya rin agad na nangyari yun.
"So parang ininform niya lang na nangyari sa kanya but at least, nasa salbabida siya so she was covered."
In a separate interview, Janella explained how the malfunction happened.
"Kasi yung unang costume ko for the mermaid, parang dinidikit lang yung silicon.
"Yung pangtaas, using silicon as in dinidikit lang siya.
"When I went underwater kasi, siyempre yung water tapos yung halong pawis, natanggal yung dikit niya.
"Pero before it fell off, nasabihan ko na sila."
After the incident, the staff decided to change Janella's costume.
In this upcoming movie musical produced by Regal Films, Janella portrays Chantel, a young lady who suddenly wakes up one day with a mermaid tail.
Elmo is cast as Noel, Chantel's best friend who harbors secret feelings for her.
ELMO GOES TOPLESS. In one of the scenes of the movie, Elmo and Janella were both seen diving in the ocean.
The diving scene required Elmo to go topless.
In a separate interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Elmo quipped that he also had his own "wardrobe malfunction" during this scene.
He said in jest, "Pwede kong sabihin na maghuhubad ako sa movie! May wardrobe malfunction din ako sa movie... pero hindi siya malfunction, part siya ng movie!"
Did he have any apprehensions when it comes to doing these scenes in front of the cameras?
The 23-year-old actor responded, "Well, nagawa ko na naman siya sa ibang films so hindi na ako naging super uncomfortable."
During Janella's September 2017 contract signing for Regal Films, she was asked about Elmo's topless scenes in the movie.
The young actress only answered, "Hindi ko siya tinitignan kasi pag nagsi-scene na nakahubad siya, nahihiya ako!"
PEP.ph then asked Elmo for his reaction to Janella's statement.
The son of Francis Magalona said with a laugh, "Ewan ko... oo, huwag na lang siya tumitig. Sa susunod na lang!"
Another scene in the trailer showed the character of Elmo almost kissing Janella in the lips.
However, Janella said during the September interview that she is not yet ready to do a kissing scene.
She remarked, "I'm not yet ready to do a kissing scene. 'Di pa talaga, it’s not yet time."
Directed by Perci Intalan, this movie will be shown in cinemas on Valentine's Day, February 14.
Aside from the ElNella love team, My Fairy Tail Love Story also stars Kiko Estrada, Dimples Romana, Dominic Ochoa, and Kiray Celis.