PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) reported last Friday, March 7, that Marimar co-stars Marian Rivera and Katrina Halili had reconciled again.
Another co-star broke the news to PEP, saying that Katrina gave Marian a Hello Kitty jacket from her trip to Taiwan. This paved the way for the two stars to kiss and make up.
This is the second time that Marian and Katrina, who play mortal enemies Marimar and Angelika in their primetime soap, were able to settle their differences.
In an interview with Jun Nardo of Abante published today, March 10, Katrina confirmed the good news. The young actress said that she and Marian had a heart-to-heart talk.
"Totoong pag-uusap namin ‘yon ni Marian, na kaming dalawa lang at wala nang iba pang tao sa aming paligid," said Katrina during the birthday party of her father at Barrakz disco-bar last Friday.
The two-time FHM's Sexiest Woman revealed that her personal assistant approached Marian and gave the Hello Kitty jacket that Katrina bought from Taiwan.
"Nag-sorry kami sa isa't isa," Katrina continued. "Ang feeling kasi namin, nadala kami sa mga sulsol sa amin kaya nagkaroon kami ng gap. Parang yung nangyari sa amin ni Cristine [Reyes] na inabot ng three years na hindi kami nag-usap."
Katrina explained that there's no way for her and Marian to talk during their tapings in Marimar.
"Panay take agad ‘pag nandoon na kami. Dumating nga sa point na pareho pala kaming tinatamad na magpunta sa taping dahil magkikita na naman kami sa set!" she laughed.
"This time, totoong pag-uusap na ito. Yung noon, medyo showbiz pa ang dating. Umiyak ako. Lay down kami ng cards. Para tuloy kaming manghuhula!" Katrina laughed again.
Katrina also said that her reconciliation with Marian is just timely now that Marimar is about to end.
"Siyempre, mas magaan ang feeling," Katrina said. "Pangit naman yung magtatapos na ang Marimar, hindi pa natatapos ang away namin. E, ilang soap na ang ginawa ko pero wala naman akong nakakaaway. Kaya feeling ko, nakahinga na ako nang maluwag. I'm sure, ganoon din si Marian. Sarap, di ba?"
After Marimar, Marian will play the lead role in the TV remake of the komiks classic Dyesebel. Katrina will rest while waiting for her next project in GMA-7.