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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Mar 13, 2021



CARLA ABELLANA reminds loyal viewers of “Love of My Life” that the show will be ending this week. 

She admits it’s one of the most successful TV dramas she has ever done and the overwhelming positive feedback of netizens attest to this. 

“Most of them are requesting for a book two,” she says. “But even if me and my co-stars also like it, hindi naman kaming actors ang magde-decide but the management. So let’s just pray for that.”

What does she think is the reason why the show is a hit with televiewers? 

“First and foremost, maganda kasi talaga ang characterizations. And viewers can relate with them and their situations in life. 

"Like my character, si Adelle, nai-in love sa kanyang brother in law, si Mikael Daez as Nikolai, but he is also involved with another woman, Rhian Ramos as Kelly.

Viewers have formed their own opposing camps into Team Adelle and Team Kelly. 

“I think we offer something different kasi kaya nakaka-identify sila. Some viewers text me, kung mahal mo si Nikolai, that’s ok lang. So what if he’s your brother in law? But meron din namang kampi kay Rhian kasi her character is already pregnant.” 

She also gives credit to their creative team. 

“We really have to give a lot of credit to our writers and our director, Don Michael Perez. The show is a success kasi combination talaga ng efforts naming lahat. We have a great creative team. 

"Kapag may nakikita kaming butas sa story minsan,  nahahanapan agad nila ng solusyon. It’s really a collaborative effort. I can feel that there’s unity. We help motivate and encourage each other at nakikita yun sa work namin, nararamdaman ng viewers.”

It’s her first time to work with Coney Reyes as her derisive mother in law. How is it? 

“Nung umpisa, I admit, medyo intimidated ako with Tita Coney as she’s a veteran in the industry and quite formidable. So natural lang na may konting kaba ako, pero nawala rin naman agad kasi nga she turned out to be so down to earth.”

She discovered Coney is easy to get along with. 

“Masayahin siya, e. She always makes us feel at ease kaya we felt comfortable with her right away. We can open up to her and talk about our characters. 

"We’re so thankful she agreed to continue doing the show kahit nitong may pandemic na, what with all the restrictions on the taping, kasi hindi namin maitatawid ang story kung wala yung character niya.”

Don't miss "Love of My Life" in its explosive last few episodes and its unforgettable conclusion on Friday night, to be replaced by "On My Way to You" in the new season of the hit drama anthology, "I Can See You", on GMA Telebabad.