As the new morning show “Sana Dalawa Ang Puso” has leading actress Jodi Sta. Maria with two leading men, Richard Yap and Robin Padilla, she addressed the possibility of having divided fans because of separate love teams.
She recalled how she and Richard already went through this before with their 2016 film “Achy Breaky Hearts” with Ian Veneracion. Her tandems with the two men resulted in two teams: Team Tisoy (Jodi and Ian) and Team Chinoy (Jodi and Richard).
“Siyempre, ayaw naman natin na dumarating sa punto na nag-aaway-away ‘yung dalawang team,” she said at the bloggers conference last January 28. “Ang maganda is dahil sa mas maraming options, magkakaroon tayo ng mas maraming supporters and followers.”
When asked how she feels about the inevitable tensions within fandoms in general, Jodi answered, “Ako, personally, I don’t like fighting. Mas maganda kung harmonious tayong lahat, but the fans’ actions are beyond our control.”
The Daytime Queen acknowledges that she can’t tell fans what to do, but does ask that they control themselves.
“‘Wag nalang tayong gumawa ng mga bagay na makakadagdag pa dun sa problem,” she said. “I think that we should respond positively and wisely sa bawat sitwasyon. Kung hindi naman kailangang sumali pa, patulan pa, ‘wag na.”
She furthered, “Dapat ‘yung maging goal natin is ‘yung maging harmonious tayo, maging peaceful tayo, because at the end of the day, wala namang magandang naidudulot ‘yung hate.”