Marian shrugs off Vivian’s comments on her acting
By Chuck Smith
For Yahoo! Southeast Asia
Marian Rivera shrugged off negative comments from Vivian Velez about her portrayal in a TV adaptation of a film the veteran actress topbilled in 1981.
In an interview with Yahoo! Southeast Asia, Marian said she respected Vivian’s comments about her performance in “Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang,” which was aired from February to May in 2009 on GMA 7, and noted her remarks were not completely critical of her.
“ Kasi una sa lahat, hindi naman kami magkakilala at hindi ko naman siya kilala sa personal niyang buhay. Ngayon, kung may nasasabi siya tungkol sa akin, e irerespeto ko na lang yun,” she said.
“Marami naman siyang magandang sinabi tungkol sa akin, tulad ng sinabi niya na angelic face ako. Dapat ba akong malungkot nun? Sa akting, opinion niya yun. Ang importante, habang ginawa ko yung ‘Tadyang’ e marami namang nagsabi sa akin na nagustuhan nila yun. Kanya-kanyang opinyon lang ng tao yun,” Marian added.
Would she want to prove to Vivian that she can act? Marian said no.
“Siguro wala akong dapat patunayan sa kanya. Ang kailangan ko patunayan yung mga taong nagmamahal sa akin.”
Vivian made scathing comments regarding Marian’s acting in “Tadyang” during the press conference of the ABS-CBN show “Imortal.”
“Hindi bagay. Sorry, that is my (opinion). Akin yun, e. Hindi bagay… Kasi alam n’yo nung ginagawa namin yung ‘Hinugot,’ napaka-complex nung character nung babae, very, very complex. Ang kailangan lang talaga doon…kulang ng anghang,” Vivian said.
Marian said intrigues have always been part of her career ever since she became a breakout star in the hit primetime drama “MariMar.” With the recent issues thrown at her, the lead star of Regal Films’ remake of “Super Inday and the Golden Bibe” said she’s gone to accept intrigues.
“Ang buhay ng artista ay ganyan. Kung wala kang intriga, hindi ka artista,” Marian told Yahoo! Southeast Asia during the press conference of her current starrer.
“So siguro, bilang artista, public property ka e. Siguro yun yung consequence mo talaga. Hindi naman all the time kailangan e happy ka, lahat smooth lang. Hindi naman pwedeng laging ganun ang buhay,” she said
“Lahat na binatikos sa akin e. So wala na, dedma na lang. Tawanan na lang,” Marian added.
On playing ‘Super Inday’
Marian’s new film is another remake. This time, she’s reprising the role Maricel Soriano portrayed in the 1988 film. But Marian said she’s not really worried that her performance will be compared to Maricel’s portrayal, especially since she asked for the Diamond Star’s blessing before taking on the role.
“Pumunta talaga ako kay nanay (Maricel) para humingi ng basbas, humingi ng opinyon niya, at bilang magpaalam sa kanya na ako naman ang gagawa ng ‘Super Inday.’ At hindi ako nagkamali, binasbasan niya ako. Sinabi niya na susuportahan niya ako,” she said.
“Basta kung sino ako, gusto raw niya ako bilang ako. At gawin ko raw yun sa pelikula,” Marian added.
Maricel and Marian previously worked together in “Bahay Kubo,” a Regal Films entry to the 2007 Metro Manila Film Festival.
Although a self-confessed fan of Maricel, Marian said she made her character her own and did not use Maricel’s original “Super Inday” character as a peg for her acting.
“Ginawa ko ang ‘Super Inday’ sa sarili kong pagsisikap at bilang Marian Rivera,” she said, although she said Soriano served as her inspiration.
“Super Inday and the Golden Bibe” is one of the entries for this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival and will also star Jake Cuenca, John Lapuz, and Pokwang.
Dingdong’s acting award
Marian also said she was proud of boyfriend Dingdong Dantes winning his first Best Actor award in this year’s PMPC Star Awards for Television for his role in “Stairway to Heaven.” A remake of the hit Koreanovela, “Stairway to Heaven” is Dingdong’s first primetime drama outside the “Dong-Yan” love team since they first starred together in “MariMar.” What can she say now that Dingdong got his first acting recognition in a show where he was teamed with a different leading lady, rising star Rhian Ramos?
“Okay yun, mas pabor sa akin yun. Ibig sabihin napatunayan niya yun sa sarili niya na kahit wala ako, na tulad ng binabatikos sa kanya dati. O ngayon napatunayan niya sa sarili niya, at proud ako dun,” she said.
“Syempre proud ako saka happy ako para sa kanya na nagawa talaga niya yan, naiarte niya ng tama. Alam ko na lahat halos ng nakapanood ng ‘Stairway to Heaven’ e humanga talaga sa kanya,” Marian further noted.
The fact that Dingdong dedicated his award to Marian is enough for her.
“Nakakatouch lang na sa akin pala nila niya inalay yung award. Ang haba naman ng hair ko,” she quipped. Marian was not present during the awarding ceremony, but she said Dingdong constantly called her during the event. In fact, it was Dingdong who told Marian that her show, “Show Me Da Manny,” won the Best Comedy Show award.
Of course, she would want to be recognized for her acting as well, but Marian believes she’d get it in her own time.
“Syempre sino ba namang artistang ang hindi hahangarin na magka-award, di ba? Pero kung panahon mo, panahon mo. Kung hindi, hindi. Darating naman yun e. Sa sobrang daming blessings na dumarating sa buhay ko, siguro naman dahan-dahan lang. Unti-unti. Hindi lahat ng bagay ibibigay sa ‘yo.”
“Binigay na sakin, maayos naman pamilya ko. Maayos naman ang career ko. Ang GMA, may bagong project para sa akin. Tapos may movie pa ako. Tapos kami ni Dingdong e OK ang relasyon namin, at inalay pa niya sakin yung award niya. Ano pa ba hihilingin ko?” Marian said.
Reposted From Chuck Smith of Yahoo! Southeast Asia