James Reid and Nadine Lustre are the newest addition to ABS-CBN’s hottest tandems. In a tweet by Star Cinema’s publicist Mico del Rosario, photos of Lustre and Reid signing the contract were reposted.
James Reid is a Filipino-Australian who became popular for winning the reality-show Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash in 2010 while Nadine Lustre is a solo singer who started as the lead vocalist in the all-female group Pop Girls.
The pair shot to fame after their debut movie, ‘Diary ng Panget’ by Viva Films, which was shown during the first quarter of the year, attracted a strong fan base. The movie was followed up by Skylight and Viva Films’ movie, ‘Talk Back and You’re Dead’, a romantic-action-comedy based on the bestselling novel with the same title by Alesana Marie which was released on August 20, 2014.
Prior to their contract with ABS-CBN, the loveteam was compared to the highly-popular KathNiel team-up of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, also from the same network. Ironically, Lustre and Bernardo resemble physically which heightens the competition according to fans.
Now that both tandems are in the same network, Mico del Rosario in his tweet, has advise to their avid supporters, “Sa mga fans ng kathniel at jadine. Please don’t fight. There is enough room for everyone.”