The Boys Love series Win Jaime’s Heart from filmmaker Zyril Nica Bundoc and production house Sanny Istudyo, conquers the online scene.
The season run is not yet over but the first five episodes earned a combined total of more than 1.5 million views as of this posting.
Based on Youtube comments, fans worldwide are raving about Win Jaime’s Heart —the acting, the directing, even the musical scoring—has been described by local and foreign viewers as “groundbreaking” and “brilliant.”
Lead actors Allison Asistio (Jaime) and Matthew Francisco (Winston) are thrilled and overwhelmed by all the positive feedback.
“I’ll never forget the comment that went, ‘Jaime is the God of seduction. The guy playing him is a God-tier BL actor.’ Another commenter said Matthew and I have chemistry daw and the sexual tension between us is on point,” says Allison.
“Masaya kaming lahat sa naging pagtanggap ng mga tao sa series namin. We didn’t think they would love it this much,” says Matthew. “I suppose that means we’re doing a good job.”
Last week, in the fifth episode, Jaime and Winston shared a passionate, steamy kiss. The week before, Win Jaime’s Heart climbed to No. 1 on the BLBoard Chart (a weekly ranking of the most popular BL series in the Philippines).
According to Allison, the kissing scene was done in one take.
“Nag-usap kasi kami ni Matthew na kailangan gandahan namin yung eksena para one take lang. Medyo kinabahan kami pero masaya at the same time. First time ko gumawa ng ganun ka-intense na kissing scene, but confident naman ako kasi I know I’m a good kisser,” he laughs.
“Super fullfilling naman yung pakiramdam namin after we did it, because alam namin na we did our best. We take every scene we do together very seriously. Siguro isa yun sa mga dahilan kung bakit tuwang-tuwa yung mga tao sa show in general, kasi ramdam nila yung effort at pagmamahal namin sa ginagawa namin as actors,” Matthew adds.
Given the current success of Win Jaime’s Heart, Allison seems fairly optimistic about the prospect of a renewal.
“For me meron, kasi napakadami pang aabangan sa background ni Jaime,” he says.
Allison and Matthew remain grateful to their supporters:
“Sa lahat ng sumusuporta sa Win Jaime’s Heart, grabe kayo. I can’t thank you enough. Salamat talaga dahil na-appreciate niyo ang lahat ng binuhos namin sa paggawa nitong series na ito,” says Matthew.
“Sana wag po kayo tumigil sa pag suporta!” adds Allison.
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