Why KathNiel Did Not Watch Original ‘Pangako Sa ‘Yo”

Young stars Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo play the iconic role of Yna Macaspac and Angelo Buenavista in the remake of the new hit teleserye “Pangako Sa ‘Yo,” revealed to fans that they did not watch the original version.

“Hindi po [ipinapanood] kasi baka magaya namin ‘yung luma,” Padilla said in an interview on DZMM.

WATCH: KathNiel’s Pangako Sa ‘Yo – Extended Trailer

Bernardo explained that she was never told to imitate the original Yna, played by Kristine Hermosa.

“Andun pa rin ‘yung dating Yna na mahinhin, very feminine, pero hindi ko rin naman kayang gayahin talaga si Kristine Hermosa, nag-iisa lang siya. So parang ‘yung director namin, gina-guide na lang kami kung pa’no namin… pagsasalita, pagkilos, ganyan, so nilagyan lang ng konting flavor, parang ganun,” she added.

The original version of the teleserye premiered in 2000 and aired for two years.

Padilla and Bernardo said the new version will be more modern and will have a shorter run.

“Nilinaw na po sa amin na hindi aabot ng ganoon [dalawang taon], kasi siguro po mas iko-compress ‘yung story,” Padilla said.

“Kasi parang ngayon ‘yung teleserye one year pinakamatagal. So lahat nang nangyari nang ilang taon na ‘yun, iko-compress namin,” Bernardo added.