Kristhoff Cagape July 14, 2014 12:05 PM
Be Careful With My Heart is celebrating its second year anniversary this month. In an interview with abs-cbn.com, Business Unit Head Ginny Ocampo remarked that achieving such a feat has been very humbling for the entire cast and crew of the show.
"Very grateful kami kasi hindi naman namin yun ini-expect at all. The whole experience is very humbling," she said. She underscored that the journey had not been easy initially. "Ano kasi para siyang may isang sariling buhay, so may ups and downs siya. Nong nag-start kami ng hindi namin ini-expect na magiging successful, lagi kaming nangangapa lang, and noong nakuha na namin yung tamang timpla and all, naging very comfortable for us to do the show."
She stated that she can consider the soap as her legacy in her 20 years of service because the show has touched millions of Filipinos all over the world. Nakita ko siya in a different light noong nag-world tour kami, nakita ko yung role namin, ang role namin sa mga Filipino abroad na we're there to inspire them, to be with them every single day and yun mag-remind sa kanila ng Filipino values. Sabi ko nga, magiging legacy ko na to sa buong career ko. After 20 years, ito yung naiisip kong magiging legacy ko," she stated.
According to her, one of her biggest lessons from the show is that a character-driven soap has all the potential to be a hit among the viewers. "As a producer yung malaking bagay kapag yung character-driven ang materyal mo kasi pag character-driven mas mahaba ang pwedeng itakbo ng show. [Pero] hindi lang basta character-driven kundi parang totoong tao, meaning very real, relatable, authentic, yung character ang hugot parang sa toong buhay, very Filipino kasi pag ganoon madaling kumapit ang audience at mas madaling mahalin ang characters."
She also attributed the success of the show to its cast whom she said is perfect for the show. "Swerte lang kami kasi parang perfect yung cast,yun providential din, marami kaming cast na nagkataon na sila talaga, right timing so yung kabuoan ng lahat, not just Richard (Yap) and Jodi (Sta. Maria) yung mga support cast parang perfect sila for the role."
She extended her gratitude to those who supported Be Careful With My Heart since the very beginning."Maraming, maraming salamat. I cannot thank you enough. Hindi ko nga alam kung may karapatan akong magpasalamat kasi to me yung audience na ang nagcre-create ng show, sila na yung nagpapatuloy ng kwento, kami lang yung nabigyan ng task na gawin yun for them. Pero yung pagmamahal nila sa show at sa characters at pag-appreciate sa ginagagawa namin, yung nagbibigay ng kumbaga sa anhalaman nagwa-water para tuloy-tuloy ang pag-grow."
On what's next for the show as it embarks on its second year, she relayed, "Wala akong malinaw na long term plan kasi everything is dependent on the management's decision hanggang kailan to kasi ang dilemma namin is how to end it without making the audience sad kasi meron silang attachment sa show and the characters,yon yung iniisip namin kung papano namin gagawin."