In the DonBelle series “Can’t Buy Me Love,” Kaila Estrada plays Bettina Tiu, the wicked stepsister to Belle Mariano’s Caroline Tiu. Viewers hate her character for making Caroline’s life a living hell. But off-cam, you’ll fall in love with her warmth.
Bond with Kaila as she reveals more exciting details about her latest primetime role in this episode of Kapamilya Chat.
Kaila expressed gratitude when told about the positive feedback and strong social media reception for their series, which is topbilled by Belle Mariano and Donny Pangilinan. She thinks people are in love with the show because it’s a mix of everything – drama, romance, and a little mystery. It caters to everyone’s taste.
According to the showbiz royalty, she started taping for “Can’t Buy Me Love” after she finished her ongoing digital series “Linlang” where she plays another ‘palaban’ character. But she said that she had enough time to let go of her “Linlang” character, Sylvia, and prepare for Bettina, making sure that viewers can tell the two women apart, which was the first challenge she encountered in doing “Can’t Buy Me Love.”
“If you noticed, medyo similar ‘yung character arc nila, eh,” she said. “Pero si Bettina kasi, her personality is different from Sylvia. Si Bettina is younger, feistier. And also ‘yung bubog niya isn’t exactly the same as Sylvia kaya siguro naiiba rin siya from Sylvia completely.”
She acknowledged the help of their director Mae Cruz-Alviar and their writers in building her portrayal as Bettina. While viewers only see Bettina as a jealous and domineering stepsister at the moment, Kaila hinted that there’s more to her on-screen persona.
“Siguro hindi pa siya sobrang obvious but she’s madiskarte. She has her own plans for herself na hindi pa napapakita. Meron siyang mga sarili niyang diskarte on how she’s gonna go about her situation. I think that’s where her brilliance comes in. And I believe that Bettina is also so intelligent."
She further teased, “Marami pa kayong aabangan, not just with Bettina, but the story itself kasi marami pang naka-open na mysteries na hindi pa naso-solve. Marami pang kwentong mabubuksan.” She implied that even the cast members are as eager as the fans to know what will happen next in the narrative. Just like us viewers, they are also building their own theories.
Asked how the cast bonds off-cam, she answered they don’t usually get to see Donny and Belle in their unit, which is why they make the most of their time with the pair when possible. As for the other cast members, she enjoys ‘kwentuhan’ and food trips with them.
Kaila described “Can’t Buy Me Love” as exciting. So you wouldn’t want to miss an episode of this trending series, airing weeknights, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, TV5, and A2Z.