Actresses Kylie Padilla and Andrea Torres play an online celebrity couple in a seemingly perfect relationship under the microscopic of social media influence. Behind the filtered posts, things are not so smooth sailing for Beth (Padilla) and Cindy (Torres). Their conflicting priorities and needs begin dragging them apart, the gap widening the higher their number of followers, the Umamis, obtain.
The project perfectly fits the leading thespians. “It came at the right time. I got so engrossed with my character Beth. The script is so rich. I enjoyed it and had fun. It’s worth doing this project especially in the time of the pandemic and being away from my kids,” related Kylie during the virtual presscon of BetCin. “For my character Cindy, I like how she enjoys her freedom. The appeal of BetCin is for them to be accepted,” said Andrea. For her, this is probably one of her most unforgettable projects yet. She continued, “It was an absolute pleasure and honor to be your Cindy.”
BetCin is a WeTV Original series and will start streaming exclusively on WeTV on Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. New episodes drop every Friday.
As they figure out what’s next for them, “BetCin” has been selected as a finalist for “#RelationshipGoals.” The problem is, can they fake it until they make it all for the sake of a lot of likes and the large cash prize in the end. Beth and Cindy must find the right love recipe to convince their Umamis that they are the internet’s sweetest sweethearts.
When asked about what makes a relationship work, the two stars both believe that it should have “trust and respect.” “Personally, the most important for me is trust, because once it’s broken, it seems like it’s hard to go back to the past,” Padilla stressed. Andrea also shared her thoughts, “For me, respect. Because I feel when my partner respects me there’s no room for me to doubt.”
Also joining the colorful cast of BetCin are Elora Españo, one of the country’s most sought-after independent actresses, and Pinoy Dream Academy alumna, Chai Fonacier, an award-winning actress who has appeared in TV shows and films.
BetCin is directed by Shugo Praico and story creator Fatrick Tabada co-wrote the eight-episode series with writer John Carlo Pacala. Over eight episodes, Praico balances out the drama that comes from a relationship on the rocks with punches of humor, adding to the relatability of the two central characters.
Direk Shugo said that with BetCin you can expect the unexpected. It has a lot of feels – “a charming blend of wit and absurdist humor.” “When WeTV asked us to turn it into an 8-episode series, the genius JC Pacala and I decided to stick with that tone, push the comedy, and add poignancy into the mix, to tell the break-up story of an odd but lovable couple trapped in the zany situation they created. We wanted to give the audience a fresh take, a unique experience on this familiar kind of story.” The show is line-produced by Rein Entertainment Productions.
Padilla and Torres are the perfect actors to play Beth and Cindy according to Georgette Tengco, WeTV Philippines country manager. “We cannot ask for more. They are both committed. During the script reading, Kylie even cut her hair; she was into her character. They got the chemistry!”
Tengco also added that the release of the series is also timely, as there is a lot of conversation around inclusivity, bringing with it the opportunity to share these stories on a larger scale. “We feel that the time is right to put the spotlight on stories told from the lens of two women in a romantic relationship. This perspective is not often heard, and we wanted to give it the voice that it deserves. At the core of BetCin is a love story about two people navigating life and love as it plays out on social media. That’s something we can all relate to.”