No kissing scene in 'Got to Believe' finale?

Posted at 02/25/2014 3:35 PM | Updated as of 02/26/2014 12:49 AM
Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo at the farewell press conference for "Got To Believe." Photo by Shiela Reyes, ABS-CBNnews.com

MANILA – The team behind the hit show “Got to Believe” would rather end the series while it is at its peak rather than extend it and hurt the show eventually.

During the farewell press conference for the Kapamilya primetime series on Tuesday, director Cathy Garcia Molina said they just want to stick to the show’s original story.

“Lalaglag lang 'yung kwento ng show. We’d rather end it habang may naikukwento pa kami. Kasi stretching it might not be helpful to the show. Manipis lang kasi talaga 'yung kwento ng show. Kasi it’s just about the love story between the two,” she said.

After more than six months since it premiered, Molina said they are grateful to avid Kapamilya viewers for the show's strong ratings.

Molina also revealed that the much-anticipated kiss between Chihcay (Kathryn Bernardo) and Joaquin (Daniel Padilla) won’t happen.

“Para sa akin, wala po. Hanggang dito lang po muna kasi ang kayang ibigay ng dalawa. Gustuhin ko man magkaroon ng kissing scene, parang ako bilang ina, ayaw ko po muna,” she said.

“There are more movies to come, more shows to come. Maybe in time. Nakapaghintay nga tayo kay John Lloyd and Sarah ‘di ba? Ito bagets pa. Huwag sana po muna,” Molina added, referring to the "A Very Special Love" series of John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo.

Bernardo also said she is not yet ready to have an onscreen kiss at this time.

“Parang hindi pa rin ako ready sa sarili ko kasi ‘di ba parang kapag nasimulan mo na 'yun, kailangan sa lahat ng shows mo may ganun ka na. Hindi ka na pwede tumanggi or mag-reason out. Sa cheeks, ‘yan pwede pero sa lips, time will come for that,” she said.

As for Padilla, he said he is willing to wait until Bernardo becomes prepared.

“Okay lang po ako. Steady lang po ako. Siguro naman po si Kathryn una [kong onscreen kiss]. Sa haba po ng pinagsamahan namin, kung mapupunta lang sa iba 'yun, bad trip naman 'yun,” he said.

Now that it’s down to its last nine days, both Bernardo and Padilla are looking forward to working with each other again, but in a different project.

“Kahit super napamahal sa akin ;yung character ng lahat, from the Tampipi family, si Joaquin, si Chichay, feeling ko dapat iba naman sa susunod kasi baka pagsawaan. Okay din na mag-try ng ibang roles, marami pa naman diyan. I think dapat something new naman,” Bernardo said.

“Bago naman po kasi okay na tayo sa 'G2B' kasi napasaya na tayo ng show. Mas masarap 'yung iba naman yung tatahakin,” Padilla said.