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Marian Rivera on Ai-Ai De las Alas: 'Hayaan niyo na siya maging masaya'

Marian Rivera admits she has gotten very close to her 'Kung Fu Divas' co-star Ai-Ai De las Alas.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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9/17/2013 7:20 AM
Marian Rivera on Ai-Ai De las Alas: 'Hayaan niyo na siya maging masaya'


091713-marian_main.jpgAfter sharing co-producer duties with Kung Fu Divas co-star Ai-Ai De las Alas and working together on the set of the comedy-action movie, Marian Rivera admitted she is happy with the warm welcome she received in the Kapamilya network. “Nakakatuwa dahil siyempre ang sarap ng pagtanggap nila, ang babait ng mga tao sa akin dito so nakakatuwa. Hindi siguro more on kaba, more on na-excite at natuwa dahil finally makikilala ko yung mga taga-dito,” she shared.

Marian or “Yan-yan” as she is affectionately called by close friends, said she is not totally unfamiliar with the ABS-CBN compound since she did her college OJT (on-the-job trainee) stint at the Kapamilya network. “Sa HR kasi nag-OJT ako in 2004, hindi ko na matandaan. Kasi nag-OJT ako dito halos dalawang buwan. Taga-xerox lang naman, hayaan niyo na (laughs). Di ba ganun naman talag pag-nag-OJT, inuutusan, so yun yung na-experience ko dito. Hindi ko rin nakita si Ai-Ai dito noon kasi puro sa office lang kami,” she recalled. Marian said that she and her co-star are now close friends. “Ano ka ba, lahat ng chismis sa akin alam niya!” she laughed.

The 29-year-old actress said she will support her Kung Fu Divas co-star through whatever personal issues she is going through. Ai-Ai recently admitted that she had reached an amicable settlement with Jed Salang whom she married in Las Vegas last May. Marian said although she provides moral support, she does not think she is in the position to give any advice to her more experienced co-star. “Kami ni Ate Ai hindi naman kami nawawalan ng pag-uusap at pagdating sa mga ganyang pagkakataon na ganyan siguro wala akong mabibigay na advice kasi hindi ko pa nararanasan yung mga nararanasan niya. So nandito ako para i-comfort siya, nandito ako para mahalin siya at intindihin at maging sa kung ano ang sinasabi niya. Hayaan niyo na siya maging masaya. Huwag niyo na intrigahin (laughs),” she said.

When it comes to her own relationship with longtime boyfriend Dingdong Dantes, Maian said there is no truth to the rumors that they are walking down the aisle anytime soon. “Ay hindi, hindi totoo. Wala, hindi totoo kasi nga di ba ang sabi ko pag nagkatotoo yung mga ganyang bagay hindi naman dapat linilihim, ako mismo ang magsasalita. I-invite ko din kayo,” she said.

The mestiza beauty also denied persistent rumors she is jealous of Dindong's newest leading lady Bea Alonzo. “Alam mo yang question na yan ayoko ng i-entertain kasi paulit-ulit na lang. Eight years na ako sa showbiz yan pa rin ang sinasabi sa akin so enough na siguro. Parang siguro ilatag ko na, tapos na. Wala naming masama, ako nga nakikipagtrabaho with Edward (Mendez, her ee co-star), kung sinu-sinong artista. Siguro natural lang yun pero siguro kung paulit-ulit na nakakasawa na at talagang minsan sasabihin mo na, ‘Enough!’” she declares. 

Marian actually downplayed giving a special gift to Bea as a sign of goodwill when she visited her boyfriend on the set of his upcoming film. “Actually hindi naman nagbigay ng gift. Nagkataon lang kasi na may inutos lang na kailangan sa taping so nagbigay na ako hindi lang naman sa kanya, pati kina Direk, sa mga co-stars niya, sa lahat. Natuwa rin ako kay Bea kasi sobrang naaliw siya kaya pinost niya sa Instagram. At wala akong nakikitang problema dahil ang bait ni Bea,” she admitted.

As part of her promotional duties for the movie, Marian said she sees no problem in being more visible at ABS-CBN. “Yes sa isa lang show pero meron. Kahit saan puwede basta papayagan ako ng network ko,” she said.