The Queen of All Media gracefully deflects Gov. ER Ejercito's accusations and says she is happy because of her movie's successful turnout.
Star Cinema had a victory party last Thursday night, January 19 for the success of its Metro Manila Film Fest entry, Segunda Mano
, which placed second in the MMFF box office. Lead star Kris Aquino did not disclose the exact figures that the film earned but gave a clue. “Nakita ko ‘yung tseke
(for me), may dalawang
comma, malaki ang kinita, na-
happy ako sa
bonus,” she said.
When prodded to divulge how much the movie really earned, she stressed, “What they were projecting is nakuha
and it’s still showing in 70 theaters. Bini
-base ko talaga sa
bonus na natanggap ko kay Tita
Malou (Santos, Star Cinema managing director). It means talaga kumita sila kaya shinare nila ‘yung kita
Kris Aquino had been vocal that she wanted to achieve two things for her movie; that it places second in the box-office and that co-star Dingdong Dantes gets the Best Actor trophy. Her two wishes were granted but not without controversies. For one, Laguna Governor and Manila Kingpin
star ER Ejercito suggested that Kris’s statement of wanting Dingdong to win the acting trophy supposedly influenced the MMFF organization’s decision. The governor is one of the nominees for the Best Actor.
In response, Kris defended, “How can you manipulate the box office? ‘Yung
wish na ‘yun at ang
placement namin nanggaling sa
hard-earned money na nagbayad para panuorin kami.
As far as the award is concerned I don’t think I did anything that was not proper kasi di ko naman winish
for myself. Winish ko
for someone else who I felt was deserving of it and who treated me so well on the set and I felt did an excellent portrayal. Kung meron mang hindi natuwa na si
Dong ang nanalo
, there are other awards-giving bodies. It just so happened na ngayon sa kanya napunta
The Queen of All Media added that she was not hurt by this and prefers to dwell on the positive side of things. “Bakit ka mahu
-hurt kung kumikita ka?
I think ‘yung nahu
-hurt lang ‘yung nalulugi.
I have no business to be hurt because God has been good to me. Bitter ka lang talaga kung masyado kang
greedy, I don’t think I was greedy.”
She continued that she would rather put this issue behind them. She added that she invited Gov. ER to be a guest in her show, Kris TV. “Ini-
invite nga siya ng
in the way that we did one with Ate Vi (Vilma Santos) na tinour ako ng
Batangas. Our show contacted his office already kung pwedeng
i-tour niya ako
all over Laguna, para
love, love, love.”