Bingo and Caroline’s love will flourish on screen in October!
Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano—known as DonBelle—have brought in a lot of excitement among fans as the first teaser of their upcoming series, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” finally arrived on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.
The teaser video, uploaded by ABS-CBN’s Star Creatives on Instagram, starts with an underwater scene wherein a drowning Caroline, played by Belle, is saved by Bingo, portrayed by Donny.
The chemistry of the two seems to have worked perfectly well in portraying different characters from two different socio-economic backgrounds; Caroline, a wealthy Chinese who will eventually fall in love with Bingo who makes ends meet on the streets of Binondo, Manila.
According to the teaser, the series will be out in October and will air on ABS-CBN’s primetime block.
Donny and Belle’s series was first announced December 2022.
“Can’t Buy Me Love” is helmed by Director Mae Cruz-Alviar.
Fans on X (formerly Twitter) were restless over the release, as #CantBuyMeLoveTeaser and “HALA MAY TEASER NA” immediately gained steam on the social media platform.
Good words from the director
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, director Mae promised to bring the audience a generation-Z twist into a “classic love story.”
According to Mae, working with DonBelle is easy, since they both make it a point to push themselves through.
She says, “Na-impress din ako sa kanila kasi talagang they want this. Hindi sila ‘yung okay nagkataon sumikat sila, nagkataon hit ‘yung projects nila and then nandoon na ang yabang na, no.
“Sobra silang ano pa rin, they want to make this work. They want to make this work even more.”
Donny and Belle’s breakout tandem began when they first paired in the 2021 online series “He’s Into Her.” In the same year, they headlined the film “Love Is Color Blind.” After this, they then head for another team-up in “An Inconvenient Love” under the direction of Petersen Vargas.
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