Albert Martinez and Dawn Zulueta send waves of kilig in ‘Dyesebel’
First time love team Albert Martinez and Dawn Zulueta’s chemistry was undeniably running high on the pilot episode of the fantasy-drama teleserye ‘Dyesebel,’ and fans can’t get enough of the two.
In Dyesebel, Albert plays Prinsipe Tino, the successor to an underwater kingdom while Dawn plays Lucia, the village beauty who didn’t believe in mermaids. Love bloomed after the two met, leading to a forbidden relationship between people from two different worlds.
Fans had been looking forward to the pilot especially since behind-the-scenes photos of the two have already circulated social media sites. #AlDawn was tweeted many times last night, and as of 9pm local time ‘Albert Martinez’ made it to the 7th spot on Philippine Twitter Trends. #DyesebelangSimula meanwhile got first place:
Many of those who watched were drawn by the irresistible chemistry between Albert and Dawn, commenting on the scenes shared by the two down to the smallest and most nakaka-kilig details:
@imkisharodis said ‘Seriously,May chemistry ang ALDAWN’
@AnneDawnSiDawn said ‘Oyoyoy, nag eye to eye contact sila. Yiiiieeee #AlDawn #DawnZuluetaInDyesebel’
@ceskaMM said ‘WAAAAAHHHH!!!! I LOVE YOU ALBERT!!! BWAHAHAHA!!! OXYGEN PLEASE!!! KINIKILIG AKO!!! #DawnZuluetaInDyesebel #AlDawn #DyesebelAngSimula’
Many of those who commented were stunned by Albert’s ka-guwapuhan. Dawn’s fans, who call her ‘mama Dawn,’ were all praises for the actress and the chemistry she brought on screen.
Long-time fans of Dawn couldn’t help but comment and compare AlDawn and CharDawn, the famous and oft-alluded love team of Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta which grew in popularity in the mid-1980s. CharDawn fans were protective of the original love team:
@neeekkaa said ‘Daming pictures ng Aldawn na pinapangarap kong gawin ng Chardawn. Awww ‘
@dawnaubreyyyy said ‘May maglalabasan na daw na Aldawn fan pagkatapos ng pilot episode Noooooo!!!!!! CHARDAWN lang <|3’
@Pawn_Zabdul ‘May dalang kilig talaga ang Aldawn pero bomba ang chemistry ng chardawn eh…;)’
But regardless how CharDawn fans reacted, AlDawn will continue to pick up steam in the coming episodes, especially since both Albert and Dawn have recognised the success of their first-time screen partnership. After the cast and crew watched the pilot episode together, Albert and Dawn shared a tight ‘victory hug:’
@itsDawnZulueta: ‘Gigil hug! Sobrang happy sila sa pagtanggap ng fans/audience sa kanila as Lucia and Tino.❤’
In an interview of Dawn before the screening of the pilot episode, she revealed how she admired Albert’s professionalism and dedication to his work: ‘I admire him because he takes his craft seriously. Hindi nagrereklamo kahit mahirap ang trabaho. Andami kong natutunan sa kanya, it made it easier for me in terms of developing our character.
‘Pag ang kasama mong artista intelehente, is interested in developing his character, masarap yun e kasi may ka-tapunan ka. Yung chemistry doon lumalabas. Salamat at napansin niyo (yung chemistry).’
Here’s a teaser showing the backstory of Dyesebel, featuring Prinsipe Tino and Lucia:
Albert Martinez and Dawn Zulueta will next star together in ‘Ang Sugo: The Last Messenger’ but as mother and son. This time, CharDawn fans will have their time as the film will once again put Richard and Dawn in the starring roles as INC leader Felix Manalo and his wife Honorata.
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