MANILA -- It felt like a confession, but just not quite.
Teen actors Kyle Echarri and Francine Diaz, whose love team grew in popularity thanks to the hit afternoon drama "Kadenang Ginto," had a bit of trouble justifying why they consider each other "special," though not in a romantic way.
It all began when Echarri was grilled as to why he felt the need to tell Diaz that he went out with other girls that one time. Diaz added to this by saying that she has no problem with it as she "trusts" Echarri enough to not do anything that would "hurt" her.
This piqued host Boy Abunda, who said that he felt like those were answers only a couple would say.
A bit tongue-tied at first, Echarri went on to insist: "Kapag special iyong tao, dapat iparamdam mo sa kanya."
Diaz, for her part, maintained: "Mas lumalim po iyong friendship namin, pero not in a romantic way. Kumbaga friends kayo na pinapangalagahan ninyo ang isa't-isa."
Later on though, both of them agreed they consider each other somewhere in between "best friends" and "more than friends."
This was evident when they traded sweet messages, with Diaz saying: "Thank you dahil kapag sad ako gumagawa ka ng way para mapasaya ako. And thank you kasi kapag may problema ako ay nakikinig ka sa akin palagi. Never mo ako iniwan sa ere."
Echarri replied: "Thank you dahil tinatanggap mo ako bilang kaibigan mo. I'm happy that you allow me to be someone in your life. You allow me to make you happy and thank you dahil sa tagal ko sa industriya, it's been hard for me to find friends.
"And I can promise you ikaw ang isa sa mga pinakapaborito kong tao sa mundo."
The two were in the late night talk show to promote their movie, "Silly Red Shoes," which is available on iWant.
You can check out the trailer below: