“Sin Island” star Nathalie Hart appeared to be caught off guard by a question involving actor James Reid, with whom she was romantically linked in the past and who now has a high-profile relationship with his onscreen partner, Nadine Lustre.
The topic was brought up during Hart’s joint interview with her “Abay Babes” co-star Roxanne Barcelo in the Sunday episode of “Gandang Gabi Vice.” A segment of the comedy talk show had the two actresses reacting to photos of male celebrities. The challenge was to say whether they found each of the actors attractive, or not.
Among those shown were JC de Vera, Gerald Anderson, and Barcelo’s former boyfriend, Will Devaughn.
When Reid’s photo was shown, Barcelo began teasing Hart, saying, “Iyong totoo na lang.”
Vice Ganda was more straightforward. He asked: “May past kayo ni James Reid?”
“Wala,” Hart initially responded, but couldn’t muster the same answer when asked again, but with Vice Ganda’s added condition that she would lose her career if she was lying.
“Guwapo ‘yan si James. Mabait ‘yang tao,” Hart added, agreeing with Barcelo. Ultimately, however, she classified Reid as “wititit,” the game’s term expressing disinterest, as opposed to “keriboom,” which signified attraction.
Teased by Vice Ganda further, Hart gave in, saying, “Keri na nga lang!”
This wasn’t the first time the 26-year-old actress was asked about her ties with Reid. In a February interview on “Tonight with Boy Abunda,” Hart denied that they were ever a couple, and when shown a photo of Reid apparently leaning for a kiss on her cheek, clarified that that happened years before the actor’s relationship with Lustre.
That photo first circulated online in 2014, or two years before Reid and Lustre confirmed being officially a couple.
Hart, who is expecting her first child, is engaged to her businessman partner.