Edward Barber once again rose to defend onscreen partner Maymay Entrate following rumors that fame had already got to her head.
In an interview after the press conference of their upcoming film Loving in Tandem together with Kisses Delavin, Marco Gallo, Thou Reyes, Carmi Martin, Ryan Bang, and Xymon Pineda, Edward quickly stated that Maymay has remained the same until today.
“Well, first of all, if there’s anyone who has spoken to Maymay in the last few days, everyone knows that’s not true,” he said.
“No there’s no way around it because Maymay is the most humble person I know, ever,” emphasized Edward.
How was he able to say this?
“Look at her now, she’s not boasting of herself. She has gold album on the first day, new album, new movie, La Luna Sangre, big winner of PBB,” he explained.
Maymay’s self-titled debut album reached gold status less than a week since it was released last June.
While Edward confirmed that Maymay gushes over her feats, he assured fabs that she was still the same humble girl they first met in Pinoy Big Brother. “She never said ‘I’m the best!’ She’s never said ‘I am better than you.’ She still treats people the same way and she still talks to people the same way.”
Meanwhile, Maymay, for her part, just shrugged off the latest issue bring brought up against her.
“Siguro normal lang din ‘yun na may ganon kasi hindi naman lahat ng tao mapi-please mo. Kaya mas nag-focus lang ako sa mga positive,” she said.
The Loving in Tandem star is no stranger to criticism and bashing. This was an element of the business that she has, somewhat, gotten used to.
“Ang masasabi ko lang talaga, hangga't nakakapit ako sa Diyos, only God can judge me po. Kaya wala kong pakialam sa kanila,” Maymay said.
Amid the criticisms, Maymay is grateful that her supporters are always behind her.
She said, “Siguro para sa akin po, masaya lang po ako na may napapasaya akong tao.
“Masarap pala yung feeling ng kasiyahang naidulot po nun ay galing sa akin. Masaya lang po ako na may sumusuporta.”
She likewise thanked her supporters who have been defending her from all the negative comments.
“Kung nagdedepensa sila sa mga bashing po, gusto ko lang magpasalamat sa kanila nang bongga dahil habang tumatagal ako dito sa industriya, mas lalo silang napamahal sa puso ko. At mas lalo kong binibigay ang best ko para maibalik ang blessings na binibigay nila sa akin,” she ended.
Catch Maymay, Edward, Kisses and Marco in Loving in Tandem in cinemas nationwide starting September 13.