Gretchen Barretto: "I have to apologize for being playful."

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"Alam mo naman ako, ang humor ko kakaiba talaga at meron minsang pinapalaki at sumasagot ako sa isang tanong just to please ang kausap ko. Or dahil ganun ako, naughty, pero wala naman akong talagang ibig sabihin. Lagi naman kasi akong parang nagbibiro at sa dami ng tinatanong, nilalaro ko na lang ang pagsagot. Siyempre, napapagod na rin ako," says Gretchen Barretto a.k.a. La Greta.


In the trailer of ABS-CBN's fashionserye Magkaribal, Derek Ramsay pushed Gretchen Barretto down on a table, suggesting a wild session for their characters Louie and Victoria.

"First day namin na-shoot yun," recalls Gretchen during the press conference of Magkaribal held last night, June 17, at the 9501 restaurant in the ABS-CBN compound. "Matagal akong hindi nakapag-love scene na kahit kanino—sa pelikula or telebisyon—so medyo nahirapan kami at hindi ko dapat aminin ito, pero kinailangan naming mag-shot ng brandy bago makunan ang scene na 'yon. Kasi siyempre nakakanerbiyos. 'Saka mainit kasi maraming ilaw."

Gretchen revealed that they only did it one take. "Isang take lang yun kasi, di ba, nagbasag [ng gamit] si Derek/Louie. Kinailangan talagang one take lang 'yon."

She later added: "Late na yun, marami na kaming nakunan during the day and the love scene, we shot it mga 1 o'clock or 2 o'clock ng umaga."

ON DEREK RAMSAY. Derek Ramsay is still in South Africa with his girlfriend Angelica Panganiban, which is why he was unable to attend the said presscon. For this reason, Gretchen refused to talk about her leading man and the controversy surrounding them.

It will be recalled that Gretchen asked Derek to send her solo pictures from his vacation. In response, Angelica posted an intriguing message in her Twitter account that led some people to believe that she was slighted by the "naughty statement" of Gretchen. (CLICK HERE to read related article.)

La Greta told the press that she would rather not comment any more about this issue.

"Wala raw siya [Derek], e. Ang sabi ko, 'I promise not to talk about you when you're not here.' Kasi good girl na ako, e. I'd rather not talk about it kasi minsan, sa set nag-e-enjoy ka lang. Alam mo naman ako, ang humor ko kakaiba talaga at meron minsang pinapalaki at sumasagot ako sa isang tanong just to please ang kausap ko. Or dahil ganun ako, naughty, pero wala naman akong talagang ibig sabihin. Lagi naman kasi akong parang nagbibiro at sa dami ng tinatanong, nilalaro ko na lang ang pagsagot. Siyempre, napapagod na rin ako."

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Does she feel sorry for being playful?

"Of course, I have to apologize for being playful kaya ngayon mas guarded ako. Hindi na ako masyadong exciting. Boring na ako. Bahala na kayo [press] kasi kayo lang ang nagpapalaki ng mga sinasabi ko," she said.

Does Angelica realize that she was just being playful?

"'Wag na nating palakihan kasi wala naman sila dito. Let's just let them enjoy," she pleaded.

FATHER'S DAY PLANS. Gretchen said that she would have dinner with her family for Father's Day this weekend. When asked if she already thought about her gift for Tonyboy Cojuangco, the actress declared: "Hindi ko pa naisip kung anong regalo ko sa kanya...ako dapat ang regaluhan niya kasi kung hindi dahil sa akin, hindi siya father. (Laughter) Kung hindi dahil sa akin, hindi siya father for the second time."

Gretchen and Tonyboy have a daughter named Dominique. The businessman also has another daughter, Patricia "Patty" Cojuangco, with his first wife Bing Bing Tuason Gonzales.

When it comes to her future projects, Gretchen revealed that she will star in a movie with Angel Locsin and it will be directed by Chito Roño. "This will be shot right after my teleserye. Sabi ni Tita Malou Santos [Star Cinema's managing director], before December."


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