When Marian Rivera was asked about the secret to keeping her personal and professional life in perfect harmony, she said it was all about being true to herself.
"Yun ang number one rule talaga sa buhay ko.
"Hindi ko nilalahat, pero sa showbiz kasi, minsan takot talaga ang iba na ipakita ang totoong sila, pero ako hindi, e.
"My number one rule is ipapakita ko kung sino ako at wala akong itatago."
So far, this "formula" has been the key to her happiness.
"Well, siguro kanya-kanyang formula yan, depende talaga sa personalidad.
"Ako yung personalidad ko talaga is very transparent talaga. So perfect for Canesten...walang tinatago, at walang dapat itago.”
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) had a chat with Marian during her mediacon for her new endorsement for the anti-fungal cream brand last September 6, at the Shangri-La at The Fort, Taguig.
Despite her excitement to face the cameras anew, her fans will have to wait a little longer before her new soap opera for GMA-7 pushes through.
Apparently, because of the couple's decision that they can't do shows at the same time, she graciously bowed out and let Dingdong work on his series first.
Dingdong is slated to star in Cain at Abel together with Dennis Trillo.
Marian disclosed, "Dapat nga ako yung mauuna, pero nag-switch kasi kami ni Dong, and palagi kong pakiusap yan sa GMA, na kapag may trabaho yung asawa ko, siya na lang muna.
"After nung soap niya bago ako, kasi ayokong iwan yung anak ko na wala yung isa sa aming dalawa."
She just wants to make sure that their daughter Zia will never be left alone with the nanny at home. This happened before when Dingdong was busy with a movie and she was busy taping for Super Ma'am.
The Kapuso actress recalled, "Parehas kaming wala kay Zia.
“Naawa ako sa anak ko, sabi ko hindi na mangyayari yan.
"“Kapag may trabaho si Dong, hindi muna ako magtatrabaho.
"I have Sunday Pinasaya naman, may Tadhana ako, and endorsements.
"Siguro enough na muna yun, and then pagkatapos ni Dong, ayan, ako na ang magsu-soap."
If plans push through, her new show will start by early next year.
In a previous interview with newly-signed Kapuso Rayver Cruz, he said that he wanted to work with Marian.
How does she feel about this?
"Why not, di ba? Lahat ng gusto akong makatrabaho, why not?
"Sana makatrabaho ko sila. And welcome back to GMA! Mas masaya, mas madami, mas masaya yun, di ba?”
"Ano kami… showdown kami sa Sunday Pinasaya.”
Marian and Rayver are excellent dancers.
In the meantime, Marian feels proud that the TV ad for her new endorsement will be seen in Thailand and other Asian countries as well.
She shared, "Actually, mas nauna pa nga yatang lumabas yung TVC ko sa Thailand kesa dito sa atin.
"'Tapos, wino-work out pa yung ibang region, like Singapore, Malaysia, so secret muna.
"So ano muna kami…Thailand muna and Philippines muna."
With so many new offers coming her way, Marian feels excited about sharing every bit of good news to her fans.
Marian and other Kapuso stars are also scheduled to fly to the U.S. to headline the Kapusong Pinoy: Paskuhan at Kantawanan sa Anaheim show scheduled on October 7, at The Grove of Anaheim in Los Angeles, California.
Joining Marian are other Kapuso stars including Christian Bautista, Julie Anne San Jose, Super
Tekla, Donita Nose, and Ai-Ai delas Alas.