Will the Coco-Kim tandem Work?
The pilot episode of ABS-CBN’s latest drama ‘Ikaw Lamang’ trended on Twitter last night, and much of the buzz centred around its powerhouse leads Coco Martin and Kim Chiu. But while the two have yet to make their debut in the series, many have started asking if the tandem will deliver.
Ikaw Lamang is the first time Coco and Kim are paired together as a love team. Before Coco-Kim, fans knew them in their separate love teams CocoJul (Coco-Julia Montes) and KimXian (Kim-Xian Lim). Julia transitioned from a teen star to a young adult actress with the help of Coco in the 2012 teleserye ‘Walang Hanggan’ while model Xian Lim became a household name after playing a major role opposite Kim in the 2011 series ‘My Binondo Girl.’
CocoJul and KimXian have lasted at most three years in showbiz. But while the TV public is still clamouring for more from the two love teams, the network is ready to move on with Coco-Kim:
Coco and Kim had confessed feeling nervous about acting opposite each other in the latest teleserye. Part of this nervousness stems from Coco’s revelation that he was hurt by Kim multiple times in the past while they worked together in 2010. Kris Aquino said she also played a role in this ‘tampuhan,’ which she said lasted for a month. Ikaw Lamang director Sevilla helped break the ice by having the pair shoot a particularly tense scene between their characters.
Meanwhile, fans are still unsure how to accept the new love team. Many in Twitter said that Coco-Kim didn’t click and that they find the love team weird. Nevertheless, Coco-Kim will be unstoppable at least with the start of Ikaw Lamang as it takes off during prime time. We’ll see in the coming days if indeed ABS-CBN made a good move by joining these two showbiz giants together as a couple.
What do you think about the Coco-Kim tandem? Share your thoughts below.