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Carmina Villarroel has no problem working with ex-brother-in-law Rommel Padilla

Carmina Villarroel says there's no bad blood between her and the family of her ex-husband Rustom Padilla.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

6/23/2012 1:43 AM
Carmina Villarroel has no problem working with ex-brother-in-law Rommel Padilla


062312-carmina-main.jpgDuring the grand press con of Lorenzo’s Time, the local press couldn’t help but wonder if there was any awkwardness between Carmina Villarroel and former brother-in-law Rommel Padilla. But the two proved to be good sports when the media got around to asking them about their working relationship. Rommel cheerfully stated, “Masayang-masaya ako [na makatrabaho si Carmina]. Kinabahan ako nung first day pero kasi first time kitang nakita ulit, pagkatapos mamatay ni Rustom (Padilla a.k.a. Bebe Gandanghari). Sabihin ko sana, ‘Ba’t ‘di ka nakipaglibing?” To which Carmina replied, “Sabihin ko sana ba’t ‘di niyo man lang ako inimbita? Eh ‘di rin pala kayo nakapunta!”  

Despite her failed marriage with Rustom, Carmina shared that she managed to maintain a good relationship with his family. Add to the fact that there’s no reason for her to feel bitter with all the blessings she has been receiving so far. “Dahil sa maturity na rin siguro at saka yung respeto mo na rin sa tao. Kaya siguro wala akong [sama ng loob o kung ano man] kasi masaya ako sa buhay ko e. Kung meron akong angst siguro ganon ang reaction ko ‘di ba? [Pero kasi ngayon] lahat magaan, lahat masaya, I’m so blessed tapos ganun pa maging reaction ko. Ayoko ng mga negative vibes! Kailangan good vibes lang.”

Carmina wasn’t even the least bothered when she first heard that her ex-husband’s brother is part of the cast of Lorenzo’s Time.Parang ako, ‘Ah talaga? Okay’. Kasi wala naman kaming samaan ng loob. Wala e. Wala talaga. Kahit na sino sa mga kapatid niya ang makita ko ‘di ako maiilang or magiging uncomfortable. I’m just happy to see him (Rommel), parang ganon lang yung reaction ko.”

In the meantime, Carmina’s excited to be back on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida since it has been almost a decade since she was seen in the afternoon drama Recuerdo De Amor.Nung bumalik ako sa ABS-CBN, yun naman talaga ang na-miss ko, yung gumawa ng teleserye. So bonus na lang yung makakatrabaho ko si Zaijan {Jaranilla), siyempre [naturingan siyang] child wonder, natutuwa ako sa bata.”

A self-confessed fan of Zaijan’s previous teleserye May Bukas Pa, Carmina was all praises of her young co-star’s dramatic prowess especially now that they are working together. “Wala akong reklamo. No wonder siya ay child wonder. Lahat ng sinasabi nila na brilliant child star siya [e talaga namang totoo]. Hindi ka pwedeng petiks petiks lang at sabihing bata lang naman ‘yan kasi kakainin ka niya ng buhay. Mga mata pa lang niya [umaarte na]. At saka very charming yung bata, basta ang galing. Talagang fan ako ni Zaijan,” she beamed.