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Wenn Deramas denies rivalry with fellow director Cathy Garcia Molina

Wenn Deramas says he is good friends with Cathy Garcia Molina and that they are both deserving of the 'Box Office Director' title.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

12/5/2010 1:10 AM
Wenn Deramas denies rivalry with fellow director Cathy Garcia Molina


There seems to be a brewing debate on who between Wenn Deramas and Cathy Garcia Molina truly deserves to be called the "Box Office Director." Director Cathy was behind the top-grossing romantic flicks One More Chance, A Very Special Love, and You Changed My Life, while Direk Wenn helmed the box office hit Ang Tanging Ina, its sequel Ang Tanging Ina Ninyong Lahat, and the upcoming third and final installment Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'lsquo;To. With their respective achievements, the two have been recipients of the Box Office Director award given by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation.

"Walang ganun! Si Cathy, mahal ko yan!" Direk Wenn said about the alleged brewing rivalry. He added that he has no feelings over a good friend'rsquo;s own success. "A few days ago nagkita lang kami, naghaharutan pa kami. Pareho kaming nagsimula dito sa ABS-CBN kaya, ito sasabihin ko na walang halong ka-echusan, kung si Cathy ang magiging Box Office Director magiging happy ako. Kung ako naman, I'rsquo;m sure magiging happy siya."

Direk Wenn further explained that he and Cathy have their own unique approaches and expertise in terms of directing a movie, that'rsquo;s why he believes the two of them are deserving of the Box Office Director title. "Natanong na ako sa press conference ng Petrang Kabayo, ang sabi ko sa tingin ko si Cathy ay deserving din ng title na Box Office Director. May taon na siya 'lsquo;yung nanalo na Box Office Director, pero 'lsquo;yung Tanging Ina 2 hindi kasi umabot sa cut-off. Kahit mas malaki ang kinita nun, hindi pa rin ako pwedeng manalo. Pero nabigyan naman ako ng Most Popular Writer award. So happy kami pareho."

However, for Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'lsquo;To which will open on December 25, Direk Wenn confessed that he is hoping he can win the Box Office Director award once again. "Kaplastikan kung sasabihin kong hindi ako umaasang makuha ko uli 'lsquo;yung Box Office Director award para dito sa part three. Gusto ko talaga. Pero sana muna kumita 'lsquo;yung pelikula para maibigay nila 'lsquo;yung award, ha ha ha!"