Extension won't compromise 'Be Careful' plot


Posted at Feb 26 2013 03:22 PM | Updated as of Feb 26 2013 11:22 PM

"Be Careful With My Heart" lead stars Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap

MANILA, Philippines – “Be Careful With My Heart” lead stars Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap are not worried that the plot of their show will be compromised after it was reported that the daytime series got extended.

Sta. Maria said she does not want the audience to think that they are just stretching the story because of the show's popularity.

“Ayaw naman namin na isipin ng mga tao na dahil sa kagustuhan na ma-extend ‘yung show. Ang ginagawa namin ay pinapahaba na lang ang storya or ipinipilit na lang namin. Siguro we’ll just play it by ear kung hanggang saan lang din ang tatakbuhin ng storya.

Yap, for his part, said he’s aware of the danger in doing that but noted that the show’s cast and crew are willing to do their best to always offer something new to the audience.

“If they could come up with a good story to keep it going, I’m sure we will have a longer run,” he said.

“Be Careful” business unit head Ginny Ocampo, meanwhile, explained that there is no definite decision yet as to the show’s extension.

“It’s up to us. The management is depending on us kung kaya naming i-extend or not. Kung sabihin namin na magsu-suffer ang kuwento then hindi namin itutuloy. Ang idea of extension, parang ang dating streched. Parang hindi maganda ang tunog. Pero ang totoo, ang question is kung rich enough para tumuloy-tuloy ang kuwento niya. Nandoon pa lang ang discussion,” she said.

But definitely, there will be new characters as the show’s run continues.

Meanwhile, Yap and Sta. Maria revealed that they also feel the so-called “kilig” whenever they do scenes together.

“Kapag binabasa ko ang script, kinikilig talaga ako tapos may nakakatawang eksena, nauuna pa akong tumawa sa lahat,” Sta. Maria said.

As for Yap, he said: “Of course meron lalo na kapag pinapanood na namin ang eksena sa TV kasi iba 'yun kapag nagtatrabaho ka.”

But was there ever a moment when they got carried away with the scenes and forgot about their significant others?

“Very professional naman kami ni Richard. Pagdating sa trabaho, trabaho talaga. Kung ano ang kailangang gawin, kung ano ang hinihingi ng eksena, ‘yun ang ibinibigay namin. Ayaw din naman namin na shortchanged ang viewers namin,” the actress said.

Echoing what Sta. Maria stated, Yap said all the scenes that they do on set are just part of another day’s work.

“We do it professionally. Like I said, we want to be very honest with our viewers. We want to show them what’s real na kahit hindi kami, we can give them a good show,” he said.

Following the success of their show, Sta. Maria and Yap said they are open to bringing their love team to the big screen.

“Siyempre blessing pa rin iyan. Alam namin na kung matutuloy man iyon, kami-kami pa rin ang magkakasama. Para na kaming pamilya sa show,” Sta. Maria said.

However, Yap said he would want to have a different storyline in case their movie pushes through.

“Ang gusto sana namin if ever that happens, 'yung story hindi 'yung existing story. It should be something different also para we would bring out something new for the viewers,” he said.

But according to Ocampo, there is nothing definite about the movie yet since it will also depend on the show’s extension.

“Nakakakabit iyon sa kung ie-extend or hindi. Kasi iisa lang ang Jodi at iisa lang ang Richard. Hindi nila kayang pagsabayan ang may movie at may TV so tignan na lang namin sa darating na month,” she said.