|Richard Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria. File photo
MANILA, Philippines - Kapamilya actress Jodi Sta. Maria admitted that her life has totally changed because of the hit daytime series "Be Careful With My Heart," where she plays a lead role for the first time.
"Super. Sobrang laking pagbabago talaga," Sta. Maria said in an interview on "Kris TV" hosted by Kris Aquino.
The actress admitted that she and the rest of the show's cast and production team never imagined that "Be Careful With My Heart" will be a huge hit.
"Hindi talaga namin ini-expect kasi noong nagsimula 'yung show, parang experimental lang siya. Ultimo 'yung love team namin ni Papa Chen. So 'yun, pinaniwalaan lang namin talaga 'yung konsepto," she said of her on-screen partner on the series, Richard Yap.
Because of the show's success, "Be Careful With My Heart" has been extended up to February 2013, according to Sta. Maria.
In "Be Careful With My Heart," Sta. Maria plays the role of Maya, a family maid attending to the children of Yap's character, a rich widower.
Wants to be a doctor
While her showbiz dreams are slowly coming true, Sta. Maria said she is still hoping to become a doctor someday.
"Yes, nandoon pa rin siya. Hindi pa rin ako naggi-give up doon sa pangarap ko na 'yon," she said.
"Wala naman sa edad 'yung pag-aaral, hindi ba? Hanggang kaya ko. Hindi ba hanggang may buhay may pag-asa? So nandoon pa rin ako, hindi ko pa din siya binibitiwan."
Aside from her hit daytime soap "Be Careful With My Heart," Sta. Maria is also busy with her restaurant business.