DonKiss was born the moment Donny Pangilinan escorted Kisses Delavin to her debut.
One year later and they are now considered one of the fastest rising love teams today, thanks in part to their strong social media presence plus the success of their first film together, Walwal.
Now their story continues as Zeke and Sheila on ABS-CBN’s newest prime tanghali teleserye — Playhouse.
At the show’s presscon, Donny and Kisses expressed their gratitude in being given a chance to work alongside the likes of Angelica Panganiban, Zanjoe Marudo, Malou de Guzman, and Smokey Manaloto.
The pair also talked about their excitement in being paired anew.
“Syempre mas naging close po kaming dalawa. Naging mas confident kami. Kasi una syempre mayawkwardness, may shyness. Pero after the movie, this is the first time that we’re doing a teleserye in general and together, so sobrang blessed po ako na makasama si Kisses kasi mas nagiging komportable ako. And she’s very easy to work with,” says Donny.
When asked if this project makes their loveteam official, the two played it safe and instead answered that they are looking forward to doing as many projects together as they can.
“As of now hindi pa namin alam actually ‘yung next na mangyayari sa aming dalawa,” the 20-year-old actor says.
Kisses agrees with her partner whom she describes as a “good host” and a real “gentleman.” “I’m so thankful to work with Donny. Mabait siyang tao, mabait din ‘yung family niya. So thankful po talaga ako kasi syempre, swerte ‘yung babae kapag mabait ‘yung family at kapag mabait ‘yung guy sa loveteam.”
The on-screen partner’s mutual admiration adds to the beauty of their tandem. The young actor openly says that he adores Kisses for her work ethic and for being a family-oriented young woman.
“Masasabi ko po na napakagaling po ni Donny na mag-host… Nagustuhan ko rin po na lagi siyang early sa call time. Saka kapag kinakabahan po kami sa eksena nagtutulungan po kami,” says Kisses.
On the other hand, Donny reveals “May mga times nga po na wala po kaming script tapos nakita ko na sinusulat niya pala lahat ng lines niya, not even hers, even other actors as well. Ganyan siya ka-hardworking, gagawin niya talaga lahat,”
Playhouse is a feel-good show starring Angelica Panganiban and Zanjoe Marudo. Catch DonKiss there from Monday to Friday before It’s Showtime.