Marian Rivera is already expecting that the entertainment media would ask her about the controversial YouTube video that spread on the Internet recently.
In the media junket prepared for her newest Jag endorsement last May 30 at the Dulcinea in Tomas Morato, Quezon City, Marian said she had not watched the said video, which showed her confronting a man on the set of Dyesebel.
She added that she just relied on what the other people told her about it. "Actually, sa lahat naman ng nag-text at nagsabi sa akin, isa lang ang sinasabi nila sa akin, walang kuwenta daw."
"LALABANAN KO TALAGA." Just like what she said in her past interviews, Marian was firm in saying that she would still do the same thing if similar incident would happen again. She said, "Kahit mangyari po ulit 'yan, kahit nasaan ako, basta may nambastos sa akin at inapi ang pagkatao ko, lalabanan ko talaga."
The young actress also defended herself against the people who said her actions made her look like an uneducated person. She explained, "'Yon lang din kasi yung personality ko, e. Parang sinasabi ko din na, ‘Hindi ako nakatapos ng college, hindi ako mal-edukada para ganunin lang ng isang tao.' Hindi porke't lumaban ako, ibig sabihin wala akong pinag-aralan. Kaya nga ako may pinag-aralan para alam ko kung papaano ko maipagtatanggol ang sarili ko.
"Kung sa kanila po may masama akong nagawa, e, hindi naman po lahat ng tao mapi-please. Lagi ko nga pong sinasabi, kahit na minu-minuto nila ipalabas ang video na 'yan, araw-araw ko pa ring ganun pa rin ang gagawin ko. Ipagtatanggol ko pa rin ang sarili ko kahit kanino."
Did she have a chance to meet the guy on the video after the incident?
"Actually, pumunta siya doon sa set namin," answered Marian. "Hindi naman daw niya talaga gusto na magsalita o siraan ako dahil wala naman daw siyang negative about sa akin. Kung na-disappoint or may nasabi man daw siya sa akin, hindi daw niya sinasadya 'yon."
She continued, "Well, hindi ko din gustong makipag-away. Sino ba namang tao ang gustong may kaaway, di ba? Gusto niya ding makipag-ayos, so napag-usapan naman ng EP [executive producer] yun."
DEMOLITION JOB? Some people were saying that this video was just part of a demolition job against her. Marian, however, wouldn't want to think of it this way. Instead, Marian just said, "Ipagdarasal ko na lang sila. Di ba, hindi man ako makabawi sa kanila, ang Diyos na lang ang bahala sa kanila."
The Dyesebel actress also ignored the rumor saying that the people who did this were just jealous about her and her blooming career.
In fact, she humbly told the press, "Ayaw ko naman pong sabihin na naiinggit sila, di ba? Siguro sabihin na lang po natin na mas marami po ang nagtitiwala at nagmamahal sa akin kaysa po sabihin na maraming naiinggit."
Marian was also clueless why this video was posted on YouTube a month after the incident has happened. She did not also think it was posted intentionally to ruin her image to the public.
The young actress was disappointed though. "Di ba, kapag may isang artista na umaangat o maraming napapaligaya, dapat nga masaya sila, e. Pero may mga tao po palang ganun.
"Pero wala naman po tayong magagawa kung may ganung klaseng tao, sila na po yung nagdadala. As long as totoo ako sa sarili ko, alam kong wala akong natapakan, at tama yung ginawa ko, marami akong napapasayang tao lalo na yung mga bata, okay na ako doon. Bahala na sila kung pulaan nila ako, wala na akong magagawa roon."
GRATEFUL TO HER FANS. Marian was also thankful to all the people who stood by her side after the video was shown to the public. She was also taking the advice of some of her supporters, "Part 'yan ng buhay. Deadma lang."
And to the fans who always come to her defense in different forums on the Internet, Marian issued a message: "Huwag na kayong makipag-away kasi wala namang magagawa 'yon, e. Ang importante mahal ninyo ako, hindi nagbago, lalo ninyo akong minahal."
She added, "Relax lang kayo, wala 'yon. As long as alam n'yong tama kayo, wala kayong inaapakan na tao, okay lang 'yon na gawin. Pero kung wala naman, huwag!"