In a report by ABS-CBN News’ MJ Felipe for TV Patrol last March 2, Optimum Star Claudine Barretto cant’ help but become emotional when she visited the wake of director Wenn Deramas, who died of cardiac arrest last February 29. He was 49.
“Tinry ko pumunta silipin, I stormed out of the place, di ko kinaya nag breakdown ako,” she said
The actress and the blockbuster director have worked together in several TV series such as “Mula Sa Puso”, “Saan Ka Man Naroroon”, “Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan”, “Marina", and "Walang Kapalit” to name a few. They also have worked together in the movie “Mahal na Mahal Kita” which also starred the late Rico Yan.
Claudine also shared that Direk Wenn stood by her through thick and thin.
“Binigyan niya ako ng pagkakataon na i-develop ‘yung talent ko sa acting maging magaling. Alam niyo ‘yung panahon na grabeng pinagdaanan ko ‘di ba sabi nila dun mo malalaman sinong mga kaibigan mo siya lang ‘yung naniwala sa’kin siya ‘yung kumampi sa’kin,” she expressed.
Now that Direk Wenn is gone, the only thing that she can hold on to is the lessons that she has learned from him. In the end, she also told MJ, “It’s so hard to move on."