After 2 Good 2 Be True recently had its curtain call, Daniel Padilla expressed his gratitude to the wonderful cast of the series. He’s also thankful for the beautiful plot that made the series that also stars Kathryn Bernardo trend during its entire run.
“Actually, we had a great journey. When we were just starting, we didn’t know if the public will support our program or where we were all headed considering that it’s been a while that Kathryn and I did a soap. We were not sure if our chemistry is still going to work. We’re just very, very thankful and blessed that it still clicked with the viewing public,” he says.
The young actor doesn’t want his love team with Kathryn to take the sole credit for why the show was a big success.
“It’s a team effort. We have a great cast. There are the veterans like Mr. Ronaldo Valdez, Ms. Gloria Diaz, Mr. Cris Villanueva, and Ms. Gelli de Belen. Kudos also goes to the production team which made sure that every scene is mounted well. You can really see that they’ve exerted their best efforts just to make the show’s quality intact. I’m grateful to our directors Mae Cruz and Paco Sta. Maria for handling us well.”
When asked about the clamor for Season 2, DJ’s quick response was: “Well, let’s see!”
Interestingly, what would be his next projects after this?
“For now, I want to rest first. I would recharge my batteries, so to speak. But next year, I will be busy again doing movies and soaps,” ended Daniel.
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Two more former Kapamilya stars recently inked a contract with Sparkle (GMA Network’s talent management arm) and they are beauty queen-turned-actress Bianca Manalo and comic ace Jayson Gainza.
The Kapuso executives who were present during the contract signing were: Annette Gozon-Valdes (Senior Vice President for Programming, Talent Management, Worldwide, and Support), Joy Marcelo (Assistant Vice President for Talent Management), and Lawrence Tan (Sparkle’s Consulting Head for Talent Imaging and Marketing).
Bianca couldn’t hide her excitement with this latest development in her career.
“Actually, this is super unexpected,” she avers. “When I initially met Ms. Annette and Ms. Joy, I wondered if they will like me. But true enough, they warmly embraced me and made me feel how they take good care of their talents. That’s why I’m very grateful for their trust in me!”
On his part, Jayson welcomes this new chapter in his life with a grateful heart.
“I am surprised that I’m already here but I’m sure you were more surprised! But kidding aside, I want to thank my bosses for accepting and embracing me wholeheartedly. Rest assured that I won’t disappoint you. I hope we’ll be together for a long time.”
Before moving to GMA, Bianca and Jayson were staples of ABS-CBN shows. The former’s last soap with the Kapamilya was The Broken Marriage Vow while the latter was a cast member of Banana Sundae.