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Mariel Rodriguez is impressed with husband Robin Padilla's work ethic

Mariel Rodriguez says husband Robin Padilla doesn't give himself enough credit in 'Tum: My Pledge of Love.'

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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3/2/2011 8:04 AM
Mariel Rodriguez is impressed with husband Robin Padilla's work ethic


030211-mariel_main.jpgWith the upcoming March 16 playdate of their movie Tum: My Pledge of Love, Mariel Rodriguez was ecstatic about sharing with fans her first labor of love with husband of about seven months, Robin Padilla. The movie, which took them more than a month to shoot in India, was something that Mariel said was an unforgettable experience not just as an actress but also as a wife. “When we were shooting the movie in India, dun na-test yung partnership kasi feeling ko we were able to work hand in hand. It was a really, really good experience. Ibang klase si Robin ka-trabaho. Kasi ngayon ko lang naintindihan na iba pala talaga siya ‘pag nagtratrabaho. Yung focus at passion niya sa trabaho ibang klase. So medyo nagra-rub off yun sa aming lahat na nasa India. Inspired ako kasi kasama ko yung asawa ko. Yang hindi mo nararamdaman na nagtratrabaho ka. Masaya sobra,” she shared during the Tum: My Pledge of Love presscon held last February 26 at Annabel’s restaurant in Quezon City.

Mariel said that even that being directed by her husband was not as difficult as people think. “We were there for more than a month. May mga instances na napagsasabihan ako kung saan kulang, kung saan babawasan, pero hindi yung parang pagtalunan. Iba yung as an artista ka and iba naman yung asawa ka. Hindi kami nagtatalo na yung tipong bago kami matulog pag-aawayan pa rin namin, hindi naman ganun. Kailangan lang hanapin yung line kung saan nag-e-end yung working relationship at saka yung personal relationship,” she said.

The 26-year-old noontime show host said that even though working on the movie has taken up a lot of Robin’s time, she fully understands that it is all part of his work ethic. “Siyempre all the more you have to support and understand ‘di ba? Dapat all the more na dapat mag-work together kami kasi ang objective naman ng lahat is to make the movie beautiful. So doon iisa naman ang objective ng mga tao so madali mag-work,” she added.

The newlyweds showed up at their press con holding hands, with Robin hardly leaving Mariel’s side during the whole event. Mariel admitted to the press that her husband had barely even gotten an hour’s sleep that day after working all night on the movie, which is in post-production. Robin also wrote and directed the film, but Mariel insisted that this doesn’t mean that he had lost time for them as a couple. “Meron siyang ilalaan na oras para sa tunay na buhay at meron din siyang ‘pag trabaho, trabaho talaga. Ganun siya,” she stressed.

When Robin told the press that his wife helped write the story, Mariel quickly corrected the fact by saying that her husband likes to share the credit of making the film with the whole crew, despite her witnessing him labor many long hours on it himself. “Tiga-type lang ako, si Robin talaga. I call myself his typist or secretary. Actually Robin’s really so generous that he’s not giving enough credit to himself. Sa totoong buhay naman talaga, siya yung nag-conceptualize lahat. Mula sa nag-isip sa script, idea niya lahat lahat talaga,” she said.

The Happy Yipee Yehey! host also shared that even though there was a team composed of two Filipino and two Indian directors also working on the movie, it was Robin who was on top of everything regarding Tum: My Pledge of Love. “Yung sinasabi niya na yes we have contributing directors pero siya pa rin talaga. Pero bilang humble at generous siya, never niya inamin. Lagi namin ito pinag-aawayan actually. Kasi lagi kong