My Korean Jagiya, the first-ever Filipino-Korean romantic comedy series topbilled by prime Kapuso actress Heart Evangelista and Koreans actor Alexander Lee ends tonight after months of a successful run. The heartwarming finale episode airs tonight, Friday (January 12) on GMA Telebabad.
Korean drama (K-drama) fans who followed the journey of Korean superstar Kim Jun Ho played by Alexander and the hopelessly romantic fangirl Gia played by Heart will surely miss their nightly dose of K-lig. Heart and Alexander expressed their gratitude to all their supporters.
Heart said she’s happy that viewers embraced and loved her character Gia as much as she did. “To be honest, after a really, really long time, it’s the first time that I felt that people appreciated me, and my efforts. I’m so thankful na na-appreciate niyo and naipakita ko rin ang love ko for my job. To the show, to the staff and to GMA, I just want to put it on record, I fell in love with my work again because of this show. Binusog niyo ako nang bonggang bongga. Thank you to the fans, to everyone, to the writers, and thank you even to the people that pushed me to do my best and it worked,” says Heart.
Alexander said he has learned a lot from working for MKJ. “There are too many things I learned from the shows ranging from Filipino culture, working experience, to reflection on life. I think the most important thing I learned this time is also what Jun Ho learnt — Fame and popularity do not make you happy. It’s the loved ones around you that is more important and could bring you true happiness,” says Alexander.
Director Mark Reyes shared he enjoyed doing the TV series and will miss working with everyone on set, especially Heart and Alexander. “This is my 3rd project with Heart. It’s always a joy to work with her. She’s grown so much as an actress and has become more beautiful. Xander and the rest of the Korean cast are the ones I will truly miss. They’ve become family almost immediately. And I think Xander is an underrated Korean artist that I will look forward to working with again. Please allow me to thank you to all the Kapuso Jagiyas for watching us until the very end. Gomawo!”
As the series ends, will Jun Ho and Gia’s romance have a happy ending?
Catch the finale episode of My Korean Jagiya TONIGHT right after Kambal, Karibal on GMA Telebabad.
If you have yet to move on from MKJ, watch these challenges Heart and Alexander took: