Angel Locsin denies turning down "Marimar" because of talent fee


"Sobrang nahihiya ako sa GMA-7 and ang Marimar sobrang gandang project. Nanonood ako noon, e. Sa akin lang, ayokong paasahin ‘yong network. Ayokong paghintayin kasi nga aalis ako. Mawawala ako for two months. Pagbalik ko, gagawin ko ‘yong [project] kay Mother Lily Monteverde," explains Angel Locsin about turning down Marimar.


"Iko-correct ko lang, nahihiya ako sa network sobra kasi napakagandang project ‘yong Marimar at napakawalang kuwentang artista ko naman kung namimili ako ng proyekto tsaka ng role," clarified Angel Locsin.

The Asian Treasures series star and Angels film producer was offered by GMA-7 to reprise the title role of Marimar in the Philippine version of the popular Mexican telenovela that starred Thalia. Dingdong Dantes has already been cast as the male lead, Sergio. Angel was said to have turned down the offer because the Network and she didn't agree on the talent fee.

"Hindi po namin napag-usapan ang tungkol sa pera, schedule lang talaga. Never po naming napag-usapan ang pera," she stressed.

"Nagkataon lang talaga na ‘yong schedule nila at ‘yong schedule ko hindi mag-match kasi may gagawin din akong pelikula kay Mother Lily [Monteverde] na kailangan ko ring unahin siyempre... Hindi naman puwedeng paghintayin ko ang GMA-7 kasi alam kong planado nila kung paano nila ilalapag ang mga baraha nila. Napaka-unfair naman ‘yon," the young actress explained.

Angel admitted, though, that she had a pay increase even before the Marimar proposal.

"Actually, ang network po ang nagtaas sa akin. Kinausap nila ako pero dahil hindi nga po ako nag-go sa Marimar, hindi pa po mangyayari ‘yon," she said.

The actress said that she would gladly accept the job, even if the role required singing and dancing, if the taping fit her schedule.

"Alam ninyo naman ako, maski puyat-puyat ako trabaho pa rin ako, di ba? Hindi ako dancer at mas lalong hindi ako singer, so kilala niyo ako pag trabaho kina-career ko. Pati nga fight scenes ko kina-career ko talaga. Hindi naman ako action star talaga, e, pero ngayon mga ginagawa kong stunts, di ba?" she concluded.


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