With the He’s Into Her series finale, Donnie Pangilinan said that he and the cast had to shoot the last episode without director Chad Vidanes physically on set.
“I can’t imagine us not having direk Chad sa first two episodes. But when it came to the last episode, I feel like everyone was in character na. It made it easier. We were so comfortable. Obviously it was harder but you could really see the difference from episode one and episode 10,” he said during the He’s Into Her finale blogcon.
Before making the show, Donny admitted that he never expected fans to love and support his love team with co-star Belle Mariano right away.
“Siguro ang natutunan ko is to expect the unexpected. Because we didn’t know it back then na magiging pair kami sa He’s Into Her from the very start. We didn’t know. So sometimes things just happen and works out well and this is a primary example. Sa lock-in taping namin I felt it was a time where we were enjoying each other’s company but we were also very focused because we wanted the fans to enjoy naman this journey. Para maging worth it kasi ang tagal nilang hinintay ito. We all had one purpose naman and that’s why we were there. We were blessed to still work during the pandemic. Just everything during those two or three weeks was worth it,” he shared.
After working with Belle on the show for two years, Don said they have shared many memorable moments together on and off camera.
“It’s just the conversations that happen behind the scenes or before you’re about to take, that really made me know more about Belle and get more comfortable and more vulnerable. Ayun lang. Sa shoot we were very focused naman hindi lang puro bonding. Very supportive lang kami sa isa’t isa. We really talk before a scene. If you think action na kagad tapos cut. Ang daming nangyayari before a scene and we really do our best to make sure that we exert the effort needed, yung mga emotions. yun lang naman siguro,” he recalled.
With fans shipping the love team of Deib and Maxpein in He’s Into Her, Donny revealed how they make the ’kilig’ onscreen feel real. “Of course siyempre kinikilig din naman ako. At saka may magic si direk eh. May magic siya na ginagamit na music. Hindi na namin sasabihin kung ano. Secret na namin yun. May secret si direk na nag-wo-work talaga. Meron na kaming next na gagawin eh. We’re already working together actually sa next projects so abangan na lang nila,” he added.