MANILA, Philippines - Five years since John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo's much-referenced and much-quoted film "One More Chance" was released, they spoof a crowd-favorite scene from the film which landed them on Twitter's top trending topics.
Who would've thought that a highly emotional scene in "One More Chance" where Bea's character Basha begs John Lloyd's character Popoy to take her back would become comical? Thanks to a reenactment they did in the Sunday episode of "Gandang Gabi Vice," their parody elicited loud guffaws over the gay lingo they substituted for the original lines.
In character, Bea started, "Sana aketch nalang. Aketch nalang ulit. Keri? [Sana ako parin, Sana ako nalang. Ako nalang ulit.].
John Lloyd, trying to stifle a laugh, replied, "Nagetlock mo akez nung bonggels pa akez. Pero gi-netlock niya akez noong chakabels pa akez! But no! Kiniyeme-kiyeme mo ang heart ko. Kaloka ka! Maldita ka! [She had me at my worst, you had me at my best and you chose to break my heart.]"
"Ang hirap noon ha!" John Lloyd immediately blurted after the dialogue.
The hashtags "John Lloyd" "Bea" and "One More Chance" topped the Twitter list quickly after their short performance.
Real from Reel
It's no secret that despite the decade-long success of their love team, John Lloyd and Bea never became a real-life couple---though it's not as if they were completely resistant to each other's charm.
Bea confessed that she did entertain thoughts of being romantically engaged to John Lloyd for real.
"Nung mga bagets kami siyempre lagi 'yung mga tao pinapag-pair kami ganyan so siyempre iniisip ko 'ano nga kaya?"' she enthused.
But, much to their die-hard fans' dismay, the "curiosity" faded and, in Bea's words, "Hindi nga nangyari."
Prodded if she actually "hoped" for their relationship to develop into something more, she responded coyly, "Hindi naman pero kilig-kilig, ganyan."
But did Lloydy have a chance if he had courted her?
"Buti nalang [din] hindi," was her curious response.
Although he had already cited their "age gap" as the principal reason he never really nurtured any infatuation towards Bea---she was 14 and he was 19 when they met---John Lloyd is not really closing his doors on the possibility of romance between them, even if that's in the future.
"Siguro para sa aming dalawa, it just didn't happen yet," he explained.
Asked to elaborate on the "yet" in his statement, John Lloyd said, "Kasi siyempre diba tapos naba ang mundo? Kahit sino walang makakapagsabi na alam mo ang mangyayari sa isang buwan, sa isang taon."
Although they were dubbed as one of the most successful love teams of their generation, the road to their stardom, cult-following, and a solid friendship was no easy route. Bea revealed that they were never really at ease nor close with one another in the beginning.
"Suplado kasi siya nung una eh," quipped Bea.
To which John Lloyd said, "hindi naman tahimik lang kasi talaga ako nun eh!"
Now, 10 years down the line, Bea and John Lloyd have done together six teleseryes and seven movies, including their latest, "The Mistress."