Playing the beautiful but stoic Caroline Tiu in “Can’t Buy Me Love” is a real challenge for Belle Mariano, but it’s enjoyable at the same time. The 21-year-old star proves everyone why she is one of her generation’s best actresses by portraying the character’s quiet pain and inner battles.
Belle tells Kapamilya Chat that she loves Caroline’s character and she’s rooting for her, “If I can talk to Caroline right now, I would give her a hug. I would tell her, ‘You’re so strong and I’m so proud of you. Marami ka pang pagdadaanan pero kaya mo ‘yan kasi there’s no one else like Caroline Tiu.’”
Part of why she enjoys working on “Can’t Buy Me Love” is the camaraderie that goes into each scene, as well as the cast members’ off-cam moments. The fun doubles, as she works with the series’ two units – the Tiu family and the Binondo crew.
“I love the cast. I love being with them, sobra. My siblings [in the series] sina Maris, Kaila, Joao, Albie, feeling ko talaga sila ‘yung mga kapatid ko,” gushed Belle.
She’s developed the same amount of closeness with the Binondo cast as well, “Sobrang funny nila talaga, as in tawa ako nang tawa. Sobrang good vibes talaga nila.” Thanks to this teleserye, she’s grown a fervid fascination for the world’s oldest Chinatown. She would immerse herself in the busy and vibrant Binondo by going on food trips and touring around the place.
Belle is over the moon, given the stupendous reviews that “Can’t Buy Me Love” continues to receive. Aware of the comments and theories from fans, she appreciates how invested the viewers are in the story.
She assures us that we’re only approaching the more exciting and ‘pasabog’ parts of “Can’t Buy Me Love.” So, don’t miss an episode of the trending DonBelle series, airing weeknights, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, TV5, and A2Z.