The latest Kapamilya teleserye titled ‘Be My Lady’ premieres today, January 18 with real-life sweethearts—Erich Gonzales and Daniel Matsunaga as the lead stars. It is a romantic and light drama about an interracial relationship between a certified ‘dalagang Pilipina’ named Pinay and a Japanese-Brazilian hunk named Phil.
The series capitalizes on Three Ps.
The first ‘P’ stands for ‘Pag-ibig’ since the series is primarily a love story between Pinay and Phil. The series takes pride in the two leads—Gonzales and Matsunaga who will provide a different kind of ‘kilig’ for its fans and the televiewers for they will be as natural in their acting as lovers as opposed to other tandems on television today.
According to Ted Boborol, the director of the series, the DanRich loveteam is a delight to watch since both help each other in making their scenes together easy and not pretentious.
“Hindi pilit ang dating ng dalawa,” says Boborol.
The second ‘P’ is about the normal struggles of a ‘Pamilyang Pinoy’—to be able to provide better future for the family members, which pushed both Pinay and her mom—Marcy portrayed by Janice de Belen to work overseas for greener pastures.
While the last ‘P’ is for ‘Pangarap’ or dream or ambition of someone to making a difference in this world, the universe rather.
A Tested Formula.
The love story of Pinay and Phil is a tested formula that makes the ordinary ‘hopeless romantic’ Filipino would surely patronize.
It has a simple premise of boy-meets-girl but with unusual twists and turns in the characters external and internal conflicts alike. It also points out that love knows no boundaries—whether what kind of race two people have—the likely two people of different colors and cultures will still fall in love with each other, no matter what.
The DanRich tandem can be likened to a modern-day Romeo and Juliet.
JanPri: Another Tandem to Watch Out for.
Another interesting angle for the daytime audience to watch out for is the casting of both Janice de Belen and Priscilla Estrada.
It can be traced that both de Belen and Estrada have one thing in common and that is John Estrada. Janice was the former wife of John, who is now the husband of Priscilla as the latter opted to carry the last name of her husband.
Both women will portray mothers to Pinay and Phil, respectively. It will be intriguing to see both women carry their scenes together especially in dramatic moments as Marcy Crisostomo and Chelsea Oliviera.