Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap, the stars of the 2012 daytime series "Be Careful with My Heart" have reunited via Toni Gonzaga's online show "I Feel U"!
"Be Careful with My Heart" became a hit and forever changed the face of daytime serye in the Philippines. It also gave birth to Jodi and Richard's tandem JoChard. Speaking about the success of the series, Jodi said, "Three months lang [kami] naka-peg initially. But the show continued on for two and a half years."
The story had viewers hooked every morning, and people were rooting for Maya (Jodi) and Sir Chief's (Richard) love story.
Asked about what she thinks is the "magic" to their partnership, Jodi answered, "Feeling ko kasi 'yung mga Filipinos, love na love nila 'yung story nang dalawang magkahiwalay na mundo. Meron kang babae mula sa probinsiya at meron kang isang mayamang makisig na supladitong negosyante," she said. "I guess that's the formula na nagustuhan. Kung paano napalambot unti-unti nung babae 'yung leading man na supladito."
Being relatively new to showbiz during the launch of "Be Careful with My Heart," Richard recalled that he wasn't used to being recognized by the public.
"Dumami ang nagsasabi nang, 'Uy, ang gwapo mo.' Sabi ko, 'Dati wala namang nagsasabi noon. Wala namang nagbago sa akin,'" he shared. "It took me a while to get used to the publicity. 'Yung nawalan ka ng privacy. So I really had to adjust."
The show ended in November 2014. The two then reunited in the film 2016 film "Achy Breaky Hearts" and on the 2018 television series "Sana Dalawa ang Puso."
Speaking about what they miss most about each other, Richard shared, "The daily conversations that we have. 'Yung companionship namin. We used to eat a lot when 'Be Careful with My Heart' started, that's why tumaba kami nang tumaba. And then we started dieting together also. We did a lot of things together na nakaka-miss."
Jodi agreed that it's really their friendship that she misses the most, too.
She said, "Hindi lang kami naging magkatrabaho. Naging magkaibigan na din kami. Ang nakakatuwa naman sa kanya, pinapatulan naman niya 'yung mga kalokohan ko. Lagi kong sinasabi, mukhang napaka-seryoso niya 'pag titingnan mo siya. Pero ang galing niya mag-crack ng jokes. Sobrang palabiro niya, sobrang sensible niyang kausap."
Watch their full interview on "I Feel U" here!
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