An actress worth her salt knows that she must root for her character to fully get into its heart and soul, that is, after being aware of its weaknesses. Belle Mariano only has genuine admiration for her on-screen persona, Caroline Tiu, in “Can’t Buy Me Love.” She’s all-praise for Caroline, specifically for her dedication, resilience, and wisdom.
But while Caroline is close to her heart, there are aspects of the character that she may not be entirely fond of.
When ent.abs-cbn.com asked Belle to share three things she hates about Caroline, she noted her being excessively frank. She thinks Caroline’s unfiltered honesty becomes bad at times. Even Bingo (Donny Pangilinan) was surprised and hurt by Caroline’s straightforwardness as she rejected his business proposal at one point in the story – though her criticisms were well-
She’s also not a fan of the walls that Caroline has built. “She doesn’t open up,” she said. “Caroline, please open up. Alam kong mahirap, but, please, open up. And hayaan mong mahalin ka ng ibang tao.” As viewers, we also wish that Caroline might experience the joy that comes with allowing others into her life.
Belle was actually asked to pick 3 unlikeable facets of Caroline’s character, but her love for her is so strong that she couldn’t think of any other aspects to dislike about her.
Catch Belle as Caroline aka Ling in “Can’t Buy Me Love,” airing weeknights, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, TV5, and A2Z.