“Hindi lang fan, kundi naging crush ko din talaga si Carlo.”

This was Kapuso mainstay Maine Mendoza’s confession during her first guesting with Kapamilya actor Carlo Aquino in ABS-CBN’s late-night talk show “Tonight With Boy Abunda (TWBA)” last Monday.

The “Isa Pa With Feelings” lead actors shared they first met during the premiere night of “Meet Me In St. Gallen” film which also starred Carlo and Kapamilya actress Bela Padilla.

Maine recounted how she asked the help of her friend, director Irene Villamor, so she could have a photo with Carlo.

“Sino ba naman ang hindi gustong magkaroon ng picture with the Carlo Aquino?” she frankly said during the interview.

“Iba yung charm niya. Seryoso…Hindi po siya tumatanda,” said Maine who continued to express her admiration for her “Isa Pa With Feelings” co-star.

The flattered actor then related that he watches Maine’s Dubsmash videos and finds her pretty.

Meanwhile, Maine mentioned that she got all excited when she first knew of the project with Carlo.

“Kasi siya talaga yung gusto kong maging leading man sa next movie sana,” she explained.

Carlo, on the other hand, revealed that at first, he couldn’t believe that he would be paired up with one of country’s biggest personalities.

“Hindi (ako) makapaniwala kasi si Maine, big star para ipareha ako,” he said.

The two shared that they went through a familiarity workshop to loosen up and comfortably act with each other.   

Directed by Prime Cruz, “Isa Pa With Feelings” revolves around the story of two broken strangers who will cross each other’s path. Gali (Carlo), a deaf man, will be the sign language tutor of Mara (Maine). Eventually, they develop feelings for each other.

Co-produced by Black Sheep and APT Entertainment, the film will open in cinemas on October 16.