Marian Rivera rationalizes negative image

Marian Rivera on being dubbed submissive in her relationship with Dingdong Dantes: 'May mga bagay na kailangan mong mag-adjust para lalo kayong magkasundo'

BY MAUREEN MARIE BELMONTE

Twitter: @MissHappyWriter

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10/3/2013 8:01 AM
Marian Rivera rationalizes negative image


100313-Marian_Main.jpgActress Marian Rivera was praised by her Kung Fu Divas co-stars for her “genuine” character off cam. Flattered with the compliments, the star commented, “…Kasi ‘yun nga sinasabi ko eh hangga’t hindi niyo nakakatrabaho si Marian Rivera hindi niyo makikilala ang totoong ako.

During the grand press con for the movie, her co-star Roderick Paulate even likened her to his good friend, the Diamond Star Maricel Soriano, who herself has long been labeled as the “Taray Queen,” when according to him, in real life, was just misunderstood for being the no-nonsense and honest type of person. “Kapag totoo siya, ipakikita niya na totoo siya sayo. Kaya lang ‘yun, ‘wag mo siyang de-denggoyin which is very Maricel. ‘Pag niloko mo siya nasasaktan siya,” the actor-turned-politician described Marian.

Roderick admitted that being too open in showbiz can be detrimental at times, which is why he constantly reminds Marian to be less frank to the public because “… Medyo sobra pa ‘yung pagkatotoo niya eh. Nagre-react pa siya pero hindi importante kasi kung ano ‘yung sinasabi ng tao eh kasi you cannot please everybody. Alam naming na matatagal na sa show business na totoo siya, na mabuti siyang tao, that’s enough.”

Marian, for her part, albeit only indirectly, has owned up to being “mataray.” What’s interesting though is that despite earning negative comments for this she still doesn’t feel the need to change it. “Hindi eh. Wala namang masama sa pagiging totoo as long as wala akong tinatapakang ibang tao. Katulad niyo lang din ako na tao na nagre-react,” she explained.

She even added, “Katulad nga ng sinabi ni Kuya Dick di ba kung ano yung ibigay mo yun din ang ibibigay ko sa ‘yo. Siyempre naman inaway ka na nga mag-thank you ka pa ba?”

Much to the press’ surprise, co-star Ai-Ai de las Alas revealed that when it comes to Marian’s boyfriend Dingdong Dantes, the latter is anything but feisty. “Sa love life niya submissive siya. Akala ko kasi yung itsura niya na hindi siya susunod kay Dingdong pero ano siya submissive siya. Tina-try niyang maging submissive. Kunyari naghihinahinaan siya pero actually malakas naman siya,” Ai Ai revealed.

Ai-Ai even shared the story about Marian’s aquarium at home. “Meron siya sa kanilang aquarium, ‘yung aquarium na ‘yun siya talaga lagi ang naglilinis nun so alam natin kung gaano kabigat yung aquarium so bilang girl na kaya niya naman talagang gawin ‘yun,” she began.

But since, according to Ai-Ai, Marian wants to evoke being “girl na girl” around Dingdong she would ask for his help. “… Kaya sinasabi ko na submissive siya. Kasi pwede namang siya [na lang ang gumawa kasi] sabi nga niya ‘Sa totoo naman kaya ko namang buhatin ‘yun eh, araw-araw ko namang binubuhat yun eh,’” Ai Ai revealed laughing.

But in the end, the veteran comedienne lauded Marian’s distinct devotion to her relationship with Dingdong because “ginagawa niya lahat para mag work out ang relationship nila.”

Marian on the other hand has welcomed Ai Ai’s “expose” of sorts about her. “Well kasi siyempre parati na lang na perception sa akin ng mga tao eh palagi nalang kung ano ano. Ngayon at least itong mga nakakatrabaho ko eh nanggaling rin talaga sakanila kung sino si Marian Rivera,” she said.

But is she really a “submissive” just like what Ai Ai claims her to be? “May mga bagay na kailangan mong mag-adjust para lalo kayong magkasundo,” she supplied.