A Love To Last lead actors Bea Alonzo and Ian Veneracion seem to be getting along very well, even though this is the first time they are paired as a love team.
This was evident during their guesting in Tonight with Boy Abunda last night, January 2, when they joked around their age differences.
It was revealed in the episode that Bea used to call her leading man "Tito Ian."
Ian even said, "Totoo yon! Sabi niya, 'Hello po, tito.'
"Tapos nakatingin siya sakin na naiinis ako!"
Bea then jokingly clarified, "Hindi, sobrang ganoon kataas ang respeto ko kay Tito Ian.
"Hindi pa ako buhay, nag-aartista na siya! De-pihit pa ata ang telebisyon noong time na yon!"
What did Ian say when Bea called him tito?
The dapper actor answered, "Tito mo mukha mo!"
In fact, that was just one of the many times when Bea joked about Ian's age. The first one was during the press conference of the said teleserye, which will air its pilot episode on January 9, 2016.
When Ian was asked about being called "Bae-neracion" he said he is flattered especially since he is already 41 years old. "I've been in the movie industry and on TV nang matagal na."
Bea candidly butted in, "May TV na ba no'n?"
Ian retorted, "Meron na, naimbento na yun. At saka colored na."
Bea continued to joke around saying, "De pihit pa yung TV non Papa I? De pihit pa ano? Aminin mo!"
Because of their easy banter, it can be seen that the two have developed a close bond with each other.
Bea said about this, "It’s been great, madali siya makagaanan ng loob. Hindi mo siya pinipilit yung instantly may connection kaagad.
"At saka para mabiro mo siya ng mga ganong bagay, ibig sabihin kumportable ka kasi hindi ka maman magbibitaw ng ganong jokes kung alam mong pwede siyang mapikon. I'm very happy we could joke around."
Ian added, "Pagdating sa trabaho, we're both very professional about it and supportive of each other. Pag mabigat yung eksena, wala kaming kulitan."
JODI AND GERALD. In the fast talk segment, Bea and Ian asked questions involving fellow ABS-CBN actors Jodi Sta. Maria and Gerald Anderson.
It is known that Ian formed a remarkable tandem with Jodi in Pangako Sa 'Yo called JodIan.
On the other hand, Bea is said to be the rumored girlfriend of Gerald. The ex-couple are believed to have rekindled their romance after doing the movie How To Be Yours.
One of Bea's questions was "[Sino yung] tao na hindi mo mahindian?"
Ian then answered, "Jodi!"
Meanwhile, when it was Ian's turn to ask Bea, he asked, "[Ano ang] isang bagay na lamang ko kay Gerald?"
Bea shrieked, "Experience!"
He also directly asked his partner, "Seloso ba si Gerald? Pinagseselosan niya ba ako?"
Bea did not hesitate to answer, "Hindi."
However, Bea's next question seemed to have caught Ian off-guard.
She asked with a laugh, "Sinong mas sexy, ako o si Jodi?"
It took a long time before Ian can answer. "Sexy? Di ko pwedeng sagutin yon!"
Bea then asked, "Bakit?!"
Ian replied, "Hindi pwede, hindi pwede!"