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Robin Padilla says he had no problem directing Mariel Rodriguez in 'Tum: My Pledge of Love'

Robin Padilla says he wants wife Mariel Rodriguez to work in showbiz if that makes her happy.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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3/25/2011 7:21 AM
Robin Padilla says he had no problem directing Mariel Rodriguez in 'Tum: My Pledge of Love'


032511-robin_main.jpgAfter a very public whirlwind romance that ended with a wedding in India, Robin Padilla admitted he was more than inspired to direct his wife Mariel Rodriguez in Tum: My Pledge of Love. The 41-year-old actor turned director said he encountered no problems in directing Mariel in their first movie together. “Sa usapin ng aking minamahal ay hindi naman ako nagka-problema sa kanya dahil hindi naman siya sumasagot. Hindi siya yung klase ng artista na sumasagot sa director. Alam ko, may mga pagkakataon na nakikita niya yung aking masamang temper ko pero sinisigurado ko naman na iyun ay trabaho lang. At tulad ng sinabi niya, trabaho lang yun, pagkatapos nun, pagdating namin sa aming tirahan, kami ay masasaya na. Kaming lahat ay nagkuwe-kuwentuhan na,” he said.

Now that they are married, Robin said that he sees no big difference in the Mariel he worked with in Wowowee before and her now. “Ang pagkakaiba lang ngayon, mas tumibay siguro yung pagmamahalan namin sa usapin na mag-partner kami. Hindi lang sa pagiging mag-asawa kundi sa trabaho. Kasi yung script naipagmamalaki ko ay si Mariel ang sumulat. Ayaw lang niya aminin,” he stressed.

If it were not for that fateful week when he decided to be a host on the now defunct noontime show, Robin said he probably would not have even considered marrying again. In fact, Robin said he would never even have met Mariel if not for the show. “Wala naman akong plano eh. Linagay ko pa yan sa sarili ko yan na wala akong plano na mag-asawa. Talagang biglaan, siguro totoo talaga yung kasabihan na walang pinaplano talaga eh,” he shared.

After being busy with post-production work on the movie, Robin shared how he made up for having less time for Mariel. “Alam niyo, sa totoo maliliit na bagay na lang nagagawa ko, hindi katulad noon na may panahon na hinahatid ko pa yan sa kung saan siya pupunta tapos susunduin ko siya. Yun ang nami-miss ko. Ngayon kasi, pinipilit ko na lang na gumising ng maaga para ipagtimpla siya ng honey tea at yung oatmeal niya. Tapos mahahatid ko na lang siya sa sasakyan na lang, hindi kagaya noon hanggang sa ABS-CBN ihahatid ko siya tapos hihintayin ko siya matapos tapos manunuod kami sine. Yung talagang buong araw magkasama kami. Nami-miss ko yun. Ngayon, malungkot ngayon, siguro sa isang buwan isang beses lang kami nakanuod ng sine pero marathon naman yung sine,” he laughed.

Nowadays, Robin admitted his wife has become even more busy than he is with the noontime show Happy Yipee Yehey! But the action star said he has no regrets about letting her do the daily show. “Kailangan niya gawin yun kasi siguro naman sa mga karanasan ko sa pag-ibig, eh importante sa isang dalaga, sa edad niya lalo, ang may ginagawa. Siguro kung ako retired, ‘pag talagang kaming dalawa lang ang magkasama, talagang hindi ko siya pagtratrabahuin. Pero hindi ako retired eh, nagtratrabaho din ako. Hindi maganda na maiwan siya sa bahay. Nakakaawa. At para magawa din niya yung alam kong mag-e-enjoy siya. Kasi ang energy ni Mariel, ay magmula umaga yan hanggang gabi, same energy yun. Walang pagkababa ng energy,” he said.

On directing his daughter Queenie, who is paired up with Ejay Falcon in the movie, Robin admitted he assigned one of his associate directors to do their scenes instead of him. Robin was quick to share though that he is very proud of the work of the two young stars. “Hindi ako nagkaproblema sa kanilang dalawa dahil sweet sila sa scenes nila. Kahit nga kaming dalawa ni Mariel ngayon ang number one fans nitong dalawang ito. Pero hindi ako ang nag-direct ng kanilang mga eksena dahil baka himatayin ako,” he candidly admitted. The protective