Mercedes Cabral on apologizing to Mother Lily: ‘Kung meron man akong sasabihin I’m not going to say it in public’
Mercedes Cabral’s recent Facebook outburst remained a hot topic online and the actress admitted that she somehow feared for her career in show business since it became viral.
“Yeah risk siya on my end pero ‘yun nga eh. It’s about using your voice when you have one. Sabi ko nga sa kanila, isang pribilehiyo bilang actor na mabigyan ng boses itong mga taong hindi nakakapagsalita,” she said during the blogger’s conference of her upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival entry Oro where she stars opposite Joem Bascon.
Mercedes admitted though that she somehow said her piece in an unacceptable manner “kaya kailangan kong ingatan sa susunod.”
What made her feel that her career was at risk?
“Sa akin kasi naging risk siya kasi nakita mo na baka mawalan ako ng trabaho nito. Kasi every time na pupunta ako sa set, hindi ko alam kung sino ang may ayaw at may gusto sa akin,” she explained.
She continued, “Siguro nga masyado lang akong naging matapang at hindi ko lang naisip ‘yung mangyayari.”
Despite all that has happened and the backlash that she had to go through because of what she said, Mercedes is not completely closing her doors to the possibility of apologizing to Regal Matriarch Mother Lily Monteverde.
“Kung meron man akong sasabihin I’m not going to say it in public. I’m not going to invite the audience to hear what I want to say kasi parang kaplastikan siya eh,” she said.
“Kung may problema man ako sa isang tao, dine-derecho ko siya eh. Again hindi ko kailangan ng audience. Para saan? Hindi naman para sa inyo ako mag-a-apologize eh. Kung magkakataon na magkita kami, I’m going to be courteous,” Mercedes explained.
But in the end, Mercedes maintained that she never really lambasted Regal films and its creations.
“Kasi nandun nga sa isang malaking tulong rin kung bakit ganito narin ang indie scenes. Ako never kong tinira ang mga movies nila, it’s just a reaction to the statement,” she said.
In the event that she would rephrase her statement, how would she say it now?
“Siguro kung sasabihin ko na ‘Itigil na natin ‘yung pagkahon sa indie films or paghiwalay ng independently produced films sa mainstream films dahil Metro Manila Film Festival, it’s a festival and celebration of films of stories and storytellers. Sana ganon na lang hindi nagsisiraan tayo at kinakahon na ‘Ito lang ang ipapakita natin,’” she ended.
Catch Mercedes Cabral, Joem Bascon and Irma Adlawan in the Metro Manila Film Festival entry Oro which hits the theaters on December 25.