Jose Mari wants to meet 'Be Careful with my Heart' stars

Posted at 10/30/2012 8:29 PM | Updated as of 10/30/2012 8:36 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Veteran singer Jose Mari Chan said he would definitely love to meet actress Jodi Sta. Maria and actor Richard Yap one of these days.

"Be Careful with my Heart" stars Richard Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria

Sta. Maria and Yap are the lead stars of the top-rating ABS-CBN teleserye “Be Careful with my Heart,” which got its title from a song that Chan composed and recorded.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Chan said he himself watched the series when he was in Australia doing a series of shows.

“I still have not met Jodi and I would like to meet her and [Richard Yap] one of these days. In Australia, we have TFC there, and they’re watching ‘Be Careful With My Heart’ there. The applause and the response for the show is tremendous,” he said.

Chan said he felt honored when ABS-CBN decided to use his song, which he considers as his own child.

“It is like seeing one of your children, not only finishing post-graduate course but also becoming the president of the largest bank in the Philippines, or one of your children becoming the president of the Philippines. That’s the feeling when a song of yours becomes a big hit,” he said.

Veteran singer-songwriter Jose Mari Chan

Asked if he is open to do a cameo role in the series, Chan said: “I’m not an actor. Long time ago, I was asked to appear in a sitcom. They asked me to appear as Jose Mari Chan as a cameo performer. I said ‘Are you sure? I don’t even know how to act.’ So I did, I came out there.”

Meanwhile, the singer said it would be amazing if ABS-CBN would use his other songs in its shows or movies.

“Why not? Yes. I’ve been talking to movie producers for the longest time. ‘Why don’t you make a film Christmas in our Hearts?’ But no one has taken up the idea. Maybe Star Cinema,” he said. - from a report by Ginger Conejero, ABS-CBN News