Daniel Padilla just revealed that he used to watch the GMA-7 telefantasya Mulawin way back in 2004.
He disclosed this to Mulawin lead actor Richard Gutierrez during the press conference of La Luna Sangre last night, June 6, at the Dolphy Theater.
Richard makes his debut as a Kapamilya in this new ABS-CBN fantaserye.
Daniel was first asked by the press if he used to watch Richard's fantasy shows in GMA-7, where he used to regarded as the King of Telefantasyas.
Before he answered, Daniel turned to Richard and told him, "Richard, pinapanood ko yung Mulawin mo dati."
The 22-year-old actor then laughed and said, "Totoo yun! Totoo, totoo yun."
Daniel even admitted that he and love team partner Kathryn Bernardo felt starstruck upon seeing Richard and Angel Locsin.
He continued, "Sinasabi nga ni Kathryn [habang] andito kami, 'Di ako makapaniwala na nandito sila.'
"Iba, talaga ang sarap dito!"
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other reporters after the presscon, Kathryn echoed Daniel's thoughts about being able to work with Richard in the new project.
She recounted, "Noong nameet namin for the first time si Sir Richard, parang kami ni DJ, 'Oh my God.'
"Kasi ang bago na nakikita natin siya sa Kapamilya network. First time ko siya nameet during the pictorial.
"Sabi namin, sobrang bagay siya for the role, sobrang perfect siya for the role."
RICHARD REACTS. For his part, Richard admitted to reporters after the presscon that he is happy that Daniel used to watch his fantasy shows in the rival network.
He said, "Maraming salamat kay Daniel, natutuwa ako na yung mga nagawa ko before na shows, napanuod niya at kahit papano nainspire ko rin siya.
"Masarap sa pakiramdam na may effect na ganun.
"And I'm sure si Daniel ngayon sa position niya, in the future, ganun din yung magiging effect niya sa mga future stars."
In the upcoming teleserye, which will air its pilot episode on June 19, Richard will play the Supreme vampire named Sandrino.
Sandrino's mission to kill the chosen one will affect the characters of Malia (Kathryn) and Tristan (Daniel).
Tristan, on the other hand, harbors ill feelings towards vampires after witnessing how they killed his father (Romnick Sarmienta).
Upon growing up, Tristan becomes a vampire slayer.
Aside from Richard and the KathNiel love team, Angel Locsin and John Lloyd Cruz will also have a special guest appearance in the series during the show's pilot week.
La Luna Sangre is the third installment to the Kapamilya fantasy series Lobo (2008) and Imortal (2010), which were both topbilled by Angel.
During the presscon yesterday, the KathNiel love team posed for a picture with Angel and Richard, who used to be onscreen partners during their GMA-7 days.
La Luna Sangre is directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, who also served as one of the directors of Lobo and in Kathryn and Daniel's 2013 series Got To Believe.