It has been a long and fun journey for them and us fans.
Their teamwork started back in 2013 with the major hit Got to Believe. The following year, they then dominated the big screen with the romantic drama “She’s Dating the Gangster.” They also collaborated for Pangako Sa ‘Yo and La Luna Sangre back in 2016 and 2017, respectively, but only for the pilot weeks.
So, it comes as no surprise to us that director Cathy Garcia Molina has formed a special bond with Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. The blockbuster director has even previously referred to the tandem as her “anak-anakan” in the industry, if that is not obvious enough based on these photos.
They rarely don’t have a big smile on their faces when they are all together. We all want to join their group hugs. More importantly, you can clearly see how their relationship is more than just being a director and the actors. And the culmination of their shared history is on full display on their latest blockbuster romantic drama “The Hows Of Us.”
Ever since Direk Cathy announced her upcoming retirement, fans have been closely anticipating which love teams would star in her last five movies. Of course, one of those spots always belonged to KathNiel. But to see the finished product and hear about how big of a success it has become feels surreal.
Now, Direk Cathy has revealed on Tonight with Boy Abunda that Kathryn had actually written some of her lines. She asked the young actress to write a letter about everything she was tired of both as Kathryn and George. Meanwhile, the renowned director shared that Daniel’s strengths lie more in ad libs.
The blockbuster director also weighed in on the split opinions from critics. Some feel that this is Kathryn’s movie while some think that Daniel was the one that shined more. “Of course, it would seem like it’s hers, but her story will never stand on its own. It will always have the side of Primo,” she responded. Direk Cathy explained that while Kathryn had more dialogue because the movie is told from her perspective, Daniel still had more quiet moments. “And ako, lagi akong naniniwala na it’s not in the dialogues. Some are actually in those quiet moments. When you say the least that’s actually when you say the most,” she added.
On a final note, direk Cathy closed her interview with an emotional message to all the fans, “If ‘yung trailer namin lagi “how do we save us”, now we’re telling you, “you saved us”. Thank you very much.”
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