Ai-Ai De las Alas is leaving it all up to God and to the jurors if she will win as Best Actress in the Metro Manila Film Festival.
Ai-Ai De las Alas was in tears when she went out of the movie house after the premiere night of her film Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'lsquo;To. Push.com.ph caught up with Ai-Ai and she explained that she was actually crying tears of joy. "Napakasaya ko kasi ang sarap ng pakiramdam na lumabas ng sinehan na alam mong maganda 'lsquo;yung pelikulang napanood mo. Nakakataba ng puso na tumatawa talaga 'lsquo;yung mga tao. Nagsisigawan pa. 'lsquo;Yung tawa nila may kasamang palakpak. Ang galing galing talaga ni Uge (co-star Eugene Domingo). Pati na rin 'lsquo;yung mga anak ko."
Though she is also sad that this third installment is also the last in her Tanging Ina film series, Ai-Ai said she is staying optimistic that every closing paves the way for a new beginning. "Sa buhay ng tao may closure talaga. Pero pagkatapos nun, meron ding nagbubukas na bago." After the premiere night, ABS-CBN President and CEO Charo Santos Concio approached Ai-Ai to say that there could still be a Tanging Ina part four, or it could be a new movie which will pair the Comedy Concert Queen with no less than Piolo Pascual.
Ai-Ai also thanked her A-list friends who gave out their support for Tanging Ina. Also present at the premiere night were Sharon Cuneta and Toni Gonzaga. "Maraming, maraming salamat sa lahat ng sumuporta. Si BFF Sharon pumunta talaga. Si Governor Vilma (Santos) marami lang siyang ginagawa pero buo ang suporta niya sa akin. Mahal na mahal ko 'lsquo;yang mga 'lsquo;yan. Nagpapasalamat ako nang sobra. Si Friendship Kris (Aquino) pino-promote rin ang Tanging Ina. Kaya sana panoorin niyo rin 'lsquo;yung Dalaw niya. I love you, friendship!"
After finally unveiling to the public her performance in the last Tanging Ina movie, Ai-Ai was asked if she is fully convinced that she is the only one deserving to take home the Best Actress trophy in the Metro Manila Film Festival awards night this December 26. The comedienne clarified, "Ayoko naman sabihin na ako lang ang deserving. Nagpapakatotoo lang ako na inaasam asam ko talagang makuha 'lsquo;yung Best Actress award. Ang plastic ko naman kung sasabihin kong ayaw ko, ha ha ha!"
Nevertheless, Ai-Ai believes that final decision will be in the hands of the MMFF jurors and of course God. "Desisyon pa rin 'lsquo;yan ng mga jurors. May kanya kanya silang taste. Ang iniisip ko na lang, 'lsquo;I did my best. We all did our best. God will do the rest.'rsquo; Tatahimik na lang ako. Kung ako ang mananalo, 'lsquo;Thank you, God!'rsquo;"