Mariel Rodriguez was happy that her co-hosts in Wowowee were present at the premiere of Cinco held last night, July 13, at SM Megamall. Spotted at the red-carpet event were her co-hosts RR Enriquez and Carmen Soo.
"Gusto ko talaga pasalamatan ang Wowowee family ko. All-out support silang lahat, nakakataba ng puso," she told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the press.
The TV host-actress revealed that her episode titled "Mukha" underwent some script changes.
"That wasn't the original ending. They changed it and I think it worked. I am so grateful to Direk Nick [Olanka] who was so patient."
The fourth segment of the five-part movie tackles the story of an advertising executive named Riza who treats the janitor (played by theater veteran Nanding Josef) harshly. She then experiences being haunted in their office.
Mariel recalls that one of the most difficult scenes in the movie was when she slipped and broke her high-heeled shoes. "Totoong dapa yun ha! That was our third take at totoong nadapa ako at yun ang kinuha nila," she said.
How is she feeling right now?
"I'm fabulous!" she quipped. "Nakakataba ng puso na maraming sumuporta at sana sa sinehan manood rin sila at kahit maulan kanina, nandito pa rin sila."
In fact, tropical cyclone Basyang unleashed 30-60 kilometer-per-hour winds and heavy rain as the screening went on inside Cinema 10 of SM Megamall.
When asked if she is willing to act opposite her ex-boyfriend Zanjoe Marudo in the future, she replied, "Ako, I don't have a problem."
Cinco is currently being screened in cinemas nationwide. During the premiere night, other guests spotted at the red-carpet event were Rodjun Cruz, Tirso Cruz III, and Edgar "Bobot" Mortiz, the father of Cinco co-director Frasco Mortiz. Banana Split co-stars Jayson Gainza and Pooh also attended to show their support for Pokwang.
Pinoy Big Brother Double Up winner Melai Cantiveros informed members of the press that she will be going to London for five days to perform with Pokwang. Ex-couple Will Devaughn and Wendy Valdez also arrived separately at the venue.
ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio also took the time to watch the five-part horror film of Star Cinema.
Cinco is graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB) and rated PG-13 by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).
In the last frame of the film, the number 10 was shown, perhaps indicating a sequel of Cinco (5). PEP asked Roxy Liquigan of StarAd prom if there could be a sequel and he answered, "It depends. We'll see."
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