Be My Lady director Theodore "Ted" Boborol is very happy with the success of his TV series starring real-life couple Erich Gonzales and Daniel Matsunaga.
The ABS-CBN teleserye, which premiered last January 18, will air its final episode this Friday, November 25.
What does he think is the secret behind the success of this daytime drama series?
Direk Ted said, "I think it was able to capture the hearts of the morning viewers, stay-at-home moms, na-capture siguro yung heart nila kasi una, we're very Filipino, sobrang buhay yung Filipino spirit.
"Siyempre kinilig sila sa DanRich at napakastrong ng family [unit]."
DANRICH ADVENTURE. This is the first project featuring Erich and Daniel working together as a couple. When the two starred in Two Wives, they weren't an item yet.
After more than one year of shooting the series, Direk Ted says nothing has changed from the first time he handled Erich and Daniel up until today.
"More than one year, we started shooting August of last year and then we end on our 10th month.
"They're still in love, kung paano ko sila nakita before.
"I don??t think I saw them experiencing a big fight. It was really just some petty quarrels and by the end of the day, naglaloving-loving na ulit sila!" he quipped.
But more than anything, Direk Ted is happy that the onscreen pairing of Erich and Daniel worked even though they are already a couple.
According to the director, DanRich disproved the old adage in show business wherein a love team won't work if they admit that they are also an item in real life.
He pointed out, "I'm very happy for them kasi ang feeling ko naman talaga, ang legacy ng Be My Lady for them is they were able to prove that real couples can work as a love team and it will work.
"As we all know, it was a formula before and even up to now na kung mag-jowa kayo, hindi niyo pwedeng i-reveal because hindi kikiligin mga tao.
"And yet, sila yung first showbiz couple na umamin muna and then binigyan ng project and then tumagal yung project at naging successful.
"So I'm happy for them and I'm excited kung anong magiging next projects nila."
After working with the DanRich couple for one year and three months, he says he really enjoyed collaborating with the real-life couple.
He added, "In a way, parang they help each other become better.
"Si Erich because she's a passionate actress, she really wants to be the best on her craft and sometimes if you want to be the best, minsan may mga gusto ka pero you just have to contextualize.
"At the end of the day, ang gusto lang niya is mapabuti yung trabaho and mapaganda yung show.
"At the same time si Daniel, napaka mabait. Kung ano yung nakita mo sa PBB, ganun siya sa totoong buhay, parang gusto ko nga [sabihin], 'Magpakabad boy ka naman!'