It seems that alcohol-related issues can't leave Baron Geisler alone. One such controversy surfaced on a showbiz web log (blog), which claimed that the actor got drunk and went wild in Venice, thus missing his flight back to the Philippines.
Baron left last month to attend the Venice International Film Festival, representing the country with the indie film Jay.
The award-winning actor got wind of the news only last night, and was very surprised. He explained to The Buzz, "After the awards night, may cocktails, may kainan. May mga champagne pero everything went okay naman. Tikim-tikim lang."
Furthermore, he added, it was impossible for such a scenario to take place since the Italians are very strict. "Kung ganoon, e, dapat nakulong ako, kasi walang nalalasing sa Italy. Kinukulong at saka sobrang strict ng mga tao doon."
The blog also mentioned that Baron nearly got himself into another case and almost got detained in Venice. Baron mused, "Wow! Hindi ko alam kung saan nakuha ang mga kuwentong ito. Pero siguro kung na-detain ako, e, malaking issue sa Pilipinas ‘yan."
WHY HE WAS DELAYED. Baron arrived in Manila last September 9. Though it was true that he got delayed, Baron calmly told The Buzz that his ticket could not be rebooked. "Hindi na puwedeng i-rebook, e. Parang promo siya, e. Actually September 7 sana [pero hindi puwede], so I had to stay."
Contradictory to the blog's report, Baron said he enjoyed his stay in Venice.
"Ang sarap," smiled Baron as he recalled his experiences in Venice, "dahil nakita ko sina Brad Pitt, si George Clooney. I had fun din dahil ako lang mag-isa, pumupunta ako sa beach and mababait mga tao doon, e."
AGAINST THE NORM. Because of his recent controversial issues in and around showbiz, Baron has been labeled the "Bad Boy of Star Magic." How does Baron feel about this?
"I'm not a bad boy," laughed Baron. "I think I'm just a tough guy lang. I go against the norm, e, na tinatawag like yung roles na tinatanggap ko. Now I'm really doing my best para asikasuhin yung buhay ko and yung career ko para dire-diretso."