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Maymay Entrata uses personal experiences to take on her character in ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’

Maymay Entrata recalls the sacrifices her mother made to support them.

BY WILBUR F. HERNANDEZ

FRESH SCOOPS

7/17/2019 4:41 PM
Maymay Entrata uses personal experiences to take on her character in ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’


With her sprightly charm and klutzy timing to add hilarity when answering questions, Maymay Entrata seems to be a perfect fit to play Mary Dale Fabregas, the neophyte OFW in the greatly anticipated romantic drama Hello, Love, Goodbye. 

The Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7 edition winner who grew up with her grandparents in Cagayan de Oro plays Mary Dale, the cousin of lead female character Joy (Kathryn Bernardo).

Born in Camiguin and growing up in Cagayan de Oro, Maymay did not experience love from her father who left their family when she was very young. To feed the family, her mother became an OFW in Japan so Maymay practically grew up without her parents.

This is where she anchored the role of Mary Dale. “Kasi po lumaki po ako [na]ang nanay ko OFW. 28 years na po siya sa Japan. So hindi po talaga kami nagsama sa isang bubong. Dahil iyon nga po, malayo ka sa pamilya mo, may mga isasakripisyo ka di ba na mga iiwan mo sa Pilipinas, titiisin mo iyon kase matagal kang nasa ibang bansa. At saka iyong pangungulila mararamdaman mo. Dahil ang iniwan mong pamilya mo [ay] nandito.”  Maymay’s voice noticeably became slowly emotional uttering the last few lines.

“Pero ngayon po masaya na nasusuklian ko yung mga sakripisyo ng Mama ko na iyon [sic]. At sobrang proud na proud ako sa nanay ko. Kaya sa lahat po ng mga OFWs saludong saludo ako sa inyo dahil mahirap ang ginagawa ninyo pero kinakaya ninyo,” she said with utter sincerity.

Of her role, Maymay said, “Sa immersion po ginamit ko ang pagiging OFW ni Mama. Feeling ko po naging OFW na din ako nung nandoon kami sa Hong Kong eh. Nung nadoon na kami pinakiramdaman ko na nag-iisa lang ako dun eh. Nag-iisa lang ako sa buhay. Si Nanay naman nasa Japan pa rin, pamilya ko naman nasa probinsiya. So iyung ginawa ng nanay ko ginamit ko po para hindi maging mahirap sakin pumasok sa character,” then she pauses “… dahil po sa sakripisyo ng nanay ko.”