Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes brought steam to the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards last night when they accepted the award for Best Kiss.
The Outer Banks stars were celebrated for their onscreen chemistry in the Netflix hit TV show that debuted in April 2020.
Cline and Stokes were nominated alongside Rege-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton), Lily Collins and Lucas Bravo (Emily in Paris), Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, and Jaren Lewison (Never Have I Ever), and Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh (Killing Eve).
“Oh my gosh. Thank you, MTV. Thank you to the fans for supporting the show,” Stokes said.
But as he was giving his speech, Cline (his on-screen and IRL girlfriend) cut him off.
“Shut up,” Cline said as she grabbed Stokes for a kiss.
Stokes and Cline met while filming Outer Banks last year. The show revolves around their characters’ evolving relationship, which is how the two reportedly grew close. The couple confirmed their off-screen relationship on Instagram in June 2020.
“Cats outta the bag,” Stokes wrote.
Of course, the couple’s award comes just in time for “Pouge” fans to gear up for season two.
“Surprise shawty,” Cline wrote on Instagram, featuring two stills from the new season.
“Aaannnddd weee baaaackkkk,” Stokes tweeted.
Cline told ET that her relationship with Stokes in real life had helped their on-screen chemistry.
“We pull from our own chemistry as a group all the time in the show, in a scene, so I feel like it can only be better,” Cline said.
Meanwhile, Stokes commented on how they separate their characters’ romance from their own.
“We have had a lot of conversations about how we can separate it, we have Maddie and Chase, and we have [our characters] John and Sarah,” Stokes told ET. “We’ve had a lot of time with being in quarantine, being locked down and in isolation to really talk about the nuances between John and Sarah and then what we have personally and how we can bring that to the screen.”
“I’m excited for the fans to see it, and I’m excited for them to pick it apart as they do and find the little moments we’ve created. But it’s two different relationships and two different moments, so it’s fun to bring them both together and find little moments but to keep them separate,” he said.
Cline and Stoke’s costars Rudy Pankow, Jonathan Daviss, and Madison Bailey were also at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Season 2 of ‘Outer Banks’ currently has no scheduled release date but is expected to premiere later this summer.