THE “P” TALKS!
BY: Pilar Mateo
THE COMEDY Queen goes back to the bigscreen.
This time, on a role she portrays to a-tee. A mother!
“Sa “Tanging Ina“, perfect na nanay ang naging papel ko. Dito naman as Sabel, sabi nga ni Direk Dado Lumibao, flawed naman ang character ko.
“Nanood kasi ako uli ng “Ang Tanging Ina” sa Netflix. Kaya, na-miss ko ‘yung ganon’g role ko as Nanay. Dito sa “SONS“, naiba’ng-iba’ng-iba. May anim na anak ako na iba’t iba ang personalidad at ipinakita ang pakikitungo ko sa bawat isa sa kanila.”
Ang Pambansang Ina ng Bayan gets to work with her “babies” in the industry-the Ex-Battalion.
“Through the years, kahit tough ang pagsasamahan, kasi nga hindi naman sila sanay sa buhay showbiz, natutuwa naman ako na may napupulot at natututunan sila sa akin bilang nanay-nanayan nila. Syempre, may kanya-kanyang utak at emote. Nagtatalu-talo. Nagkakasamaan ng mga loob. Pero sa dulo ang kaayusan ang goal ng lahat.”
One of the members became controversial recently because of a personal battle.
“Ang advise ko naman kay Jon (Gutierrez) eh, ayusin ang pamilya niya, nilang mag-asawa.”
To which Jon admitted his mistakes. That now he is really pursuing to keep his married life okay.
Most of the Ex-Battalion said this should be their forst and last acting job. That they’re not cut out to be in the movies but because it’s their Nanay AiAi they gave their best for the movie.
“Ilang take nga, Direk? Take 17! Kung iba ang mca kasama ko na ganon karami’ng takes, nag-walkout na ako,” Ai said laughingly.
On the homefront, Ai Ai and hubby Gerard are celebrating their 5th year relationship.
Is there a plan to have their baby soon?
“Malamang next year. Nangyayari naman na ngayon ‘yang IVF, ‘di ba? Pinaghahandaan naman na namin.”
Very positive, Ai Ai knows the power of prayers and positiviry. It was Signal Numner 3 when her “Tanging Ina” showed in Cinemas and earned her a box-pffoce title.
“S.O.N.S” Or Sons Of Nanay Sabel is showing on May 1st 2019, a Holiday, Labor Day. And also Ai Ai’s Advanced Mothers’ Day Treat for all the Nanays!