Young actress Rhian Ramos sincerely apologized to sexy actress Ara Mina over an "incident" that happened during the YES! anniversary and PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) grand launch last February 28.
"I'm really sorry I made you feel that way. It wasn't my intention talaga," said Rhian in a taped interview with S-Files last March 11.
She added, "I really want to apologize, on behalf of the fans, sa naging reaction sa issue na 'to kasi honestly, Ara, you don't deserve that. I mean, I wouldn't want that to happen to my friend."
In a PEP entry on March 5, the sexy singer-actress was very open about her disappointment with Rhian because, according to Ara, she was completely "ignored" by the young actress. Rhian reportedly talked to Ara's ex-boyfriend, Polo Ravales, without sparing a word or a look at Ara who was beside the sexy actor.
Ara also said that it was not the first time Rhian snubbed her. "Magkasama nga kami [she and Rhian] sa pictorial ng Lupin. At hindi talaga niya ako pinapansin o tinitingnan. Magkakasama kami sa taping. I don't know, parang hindi niya ako feel," said Ara in an interview with PEP.
"Nakakainit ng ulo ang ginawa niya na parang hindi niya ako nakita na katabi lang ako ni Polo at nag-uusap pa kami ni Polo nung lumapit siya. Nakakabastos, di ba? Nakakaasar lang ang ginawa niya. Napikon lang ako sa ginawa niya," said Ara who was clearly irritated at that time.
Meanwhile, Polo downplayed the incident in a separate interview with S-Files.
Polo narrated, "Dumaan siya [Rhian] sa likod namin. Merong ano lang, parang short talk lang kami [ni Rhian]. Parang nagtanong yata ako kung anong oras siya natapos sa taping, parang something like that."
He continued, "Medyo na-weirduhan lang si Ara dahil binati nga ako ni Rhian, 'tapos magkatabi nga kami [ni Ara] pero may nag-i-interview sa amin ni [Ara], 'tapos parang hindi siya binati ni Rhian. Parang, ‘Bakit kaya?' Parang ganun."
Polo also said that Ara greeted Rhian during their pictorial for Lupin, so it's not true that the two actresses do not know each other. He said, "Sa pictorial ng Lupin, binati 'ata ni Ara si Rhian, siya pa yata ang nauna para hindi mahiya si Rhian. At saka para if ever na magkita sila ulit, okay na."
After what happened, Rhian still hopes that she and Ara will get along well on their tapings for Lupin.
The young actress said, "Sana maging okay naman tayo sa work kasi we work together pa naman, so I'm gonna see you more often. I know we're gonna get along naman."In Lupin, Rhian will play Avril Legarda, who will be the love interest of Polo's character. Ara, on the other hand, will play the role of a nun.