Showbiz Central featured a unique twist on its usual "Don't Lie to Me" segment by placingMarian Rivera as interrogator, with none other than Dyesebelleading man Dingdong Dantes as her subject.
This brilliant setup made their fansquite excited. It was a thrilling opportunity to see Dingdong and Marian together to confirm or refute speculations, especiallyabout their "special" relationship.
SC host John "Sweet" Lapus was present, of course, to supervise the Dyesebellove team. Marian looked energetic and lovely as ever, compared tothe anxious-looking Dingdong who was strapped in a tad too tight. Hestill found the time to joke around though.
THE INTERROGATION. Marian excitedly asked the first question. "Doon sa finalepisode sa last project natin [Marimar], meron tayong kissing scene. Sa eksena na yun,pansin ko kasi na bigay na bigay ka..."
The crowd went so wild and squealed in delight at Marian's "bigay na bigay" that they nearly drowned out her question.
Marian continued, "So,na-carried away ka ba talaga, o talagang yun lang talaga ang nararamdaman mopara sa akin?"
"Yes," Dingdong calmly replied. The crowd again shrieked at the top of their lungs. The lie detector machineacknowledged Dingdong's answer by announcing it as the "Truth."
When Dingdongwas asked to explain, he said, "Dapat nga ganun [na ma-carried away]kasi siyempre, unang-una, yun na ang final episode kumbaga sa character niSergio, yan yung pinakaaantay niyang moment. So, karapat-dapat lang talaga namaramdaman niya yun during that time."
So what was Marian's opinion on this, now that she knew thatDingdong indeed got carried away?
"Kilala ko kasi si ‘Dong, e," Marian fondly shared. "Matagalang pinagsamahan namin kaya alam ko ang nararamdaman niya. Alam ko ‘pag masayasiya, alam ko kung malungkot siya. Yung mga araw na yun [the last episode] alamko kung ano nararamdaman niya."
That said, Marian moved on to the next question:"Napansin ko kasi sa Dyesebel, lalonggumanda ang katawan mo. Nag-work out ka ba nang mabuti para lalo akongma-impress sa iyo?"
"Yes," Dingdong again answered and was rewarded with a"Truth" from the lie detector.
Again asked to give details, he said,"Siyempre, yung pagpapa-impress, kailangan part of it dahil alam ko na pinaghirapandin niya ang role niya. Alam mo, kung sa lahat ng bagay, e, kung magkasama kamidiyan kailangan sabayan ko siya."
Marian moved on to the third question."Noon daw may mga eksena ako sa ilalim ng dagat, sabi ng ilang staff at crew,hindi ka daw mapakali tuwing may underwater akong eksena. Totoo ba yun?"
"Anong hindi mapakali?" a confused Dingdong asked.
"Ibig sabihin parang concerned ka sa akin, na baka maymangyari sa akin," Marian explained.
Dingdong exclaimed, "Yes, siyempre!"
Another "Truth" point for Dingdong! And then he suddenly asked with a smile, "E, ‘pag nag-lie ako, ano'ng mangyayari?"
"SHAKE IT, SHAKE IT!" John excitedly replied, "'Pag lie ang lumabas, si MarianRivera ang magsi-shake it-shake it!"
Dingdong's face and nearly everyone in the crowdlit up at the thought that Marian's dancing to the groove of the DL2M theme was something to look forward to.
The fourth question was quite tricky. "'Di ba sa Dyesebel may kahati ka sa pag-ibig ko,"Marian began. "Si Marco at si Alfred. Sa totoong buhay ba nagseselos ka ‘pagmay ibang lalaking nagkakagusto sa akin."
"Hindi, hindi," Dingdong said with a low voice, forgetting the rules. He was asked if it's a "No."
"No," Dingdong said.
This time Dingdong earned a "Lie" from the machine. Much to the audience's enjoyment Marian, worked up a sweat and dancedto the beat. Dingdong took a deep breath and explaned briefly, "Eh,para sa akin, si Dyesebel ay para kay Fredo."
The final question was about their final scene in Palawan. Marian asked, "'Di ba napaiyak ako dahil sasobrang pagod kasi buong maghapon talaga akong naglangoy at nahirapan. Umiyakako nun at hin-hug mo ako ng 15 minutes.Totoo ba na sa lahat ng naging leading ladies mo, sa akin ka lang nagkaroon ngextra sweetness?"
"Yes," Dingdong answered without hesitation. The liedetector confirmed this and when asked to share his opinion, Dingdongsaid:
"Alam mo, yung buong shoot namin sa Palawanmula umaga hanggang mawala ang araw, talagang nasa tubig kadalasan siya[Marian]. At nung time na yun, talagang hindi niya kinaya dahil sa sobranghirap ng mga eksena. So siyempre, kami-kami lang ang nandoon and karapat-dapatlang talaga na bigyan siya ng right comfort dahil nandoon yung pagod at nandoonyung gutom, nalalamigan. So, nandoon kami lahat para sa kanya. Siyempre, akoyung pinakamalapit sa kanya, so that's why."
John, who looked like he was touched after hearing Dingdong'sheartwarming answer, turned to Marian. "Marian, ikaw, na-appreciate monaman yung pagiging extra sweet sa iyo ni Dingdong?"
"Alam ni Dingdong na kahit maliit o malaking bagay angginagawa niya sa akin, lahat yun talagang nasa puso ko at mahalaga iyon."
Throats already hoarse, the crowd let out a final cheer ofappreciation.