Beauty queen turned actress Riza Santos finally airs her
side about her misunderstanding with I Love Betty La Fea co-star Ruffa
Gutierrez after reportedly coming in late on one of their tapings.
According to Ruffa in her interview on The Buzz last Sunday,
September 7, Riza came to their set four hours after her actual call time. And when
she finally arrived, Riza did not even apologize to her co-stars and to the
staff for coming in very late.
"At that point lang, whether she was stuck in traffic
or whether she had a big problem, you know, ang sa amin lang sana, she could
have said sorry man lang to the director because all of us were just waiting
for her," said Ruffa, who was supposed to finish her last scene for that day
After doing their scene, Ruffa said, "So parang one hour
nang natapos ‘yong scene or 30 minutes, wala pa din po siyang sinasabi.
Kumbaga, parang wala lang. So when I stood up, I said, ‘Okay, bye everyone,
And then, Ruffa turned to Riza and told her: "'You know,
Riza, next time don't make anyone wait,' sabi kong ganun. ‘If you wanna make it
in this business, be professional,' and I just left but still she didn't say
anything after that."
In a taped interview with Entertainment Live aired earlier
today, September 13, Riza explained, "I actually just got back from Macau that
night and my plane was a little bit late and I was informed that I have a
meeting with my manager. But I wasn't actually given a call time. I was just
informed that I should proceed to the taping.
"I didn't realize I was late until Ruffa told me. Had I
known, I would have apologized right away. I did apologize to the cast and to
the director that night right after she left."
Riza also told Entertainment Live that she already
apologized to Ruffa when they met again during their taping of I Love Betty La
Fea last September 8.
"I went to look for her and she accepted my apology. It was
very casual, she was very open, accepting," said Riza.
That was not the first time Riza got involved in a
controversy with other actresses. During her stay in Pinoy Big Brother
Celebrity Edition Season 2, she was pitted against host Mariel Rodriguez. And during the FHM Victory Party last July, Riza was involved in a "snubbing" incident with
Kapuso stars Katrina Halili, Alyssa Alano, and LJ Reyes.