Pinili ng film producer na si Lily Monteverde na makipagkasundo kay Marian Rivera sa presscon ng My Lady Boss kahapon, June 20, kaya hindi na niya binasa ang kanyang official statement tungkol sa kanilang tampuhan.
Marami ang nagtangka na makakuha ng kopya ng official statement ni Mother Lily, pero nabigo sila.
Ngunit kinagabihan, pagkatapos ng presscon ng My Lady Boss, ay may nagpadala sa PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) ng kopya ng official statement na dapat sana ay babasahin ni Mother Lily.
Tinanong ng PEP sa ilang entertainment writers na dumalo ng presscon kung ito nga ang official statement ni Mother Lily, at kinumpirma naman nila ito.
Ramdam na ramdam ang malaking tampo ng film producer dahil walang entry ngayong taon ang Regal sa Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
Matatandaang sinisi ni Mother Lily si Marian sa hindi pakakaroon ng entry sa MMFF this year dahil diumano sa pagtanggi ng aktres na gawin ang pelikula kasama si Judy Ann Santos.
Narito ang nilalaman ng official statement ni Mother Lily na hindi na niya nagawang basahin sa press:
“This is my message to my beloved entertainment writers who have supported Regal for so long.
“Marian Rivera is my contract star. I want you to know that I treat her like my own daughter. What she wants, she gets.
"In fact, I always give way every time. I always ask GMA-7 to co-produce with us just to show my support for her.
“As an independent producer, even when I want to produce a movie myself, I go for a joint venture with GMA because Marian is a GMA star.
“I want her to have good box-office receipts. And we can only achieve that with the network’s push.
“Marian has three film projects left with her Regal contract. Hindi matapos-tapos because she is busy with her TV shows.
“To tell you honestly, masyado akong nasaktan sa nangyaring ito sa Metro Manila Filmfest. This is the first time in years na walang solo entry ang Regal sa MMFF. Kahit ang entertainment press, they have been calling and asking me: Why?
“So, I thought, must I tell a lie… again? I don’t want to pretend anymore. Should I keep protecting my stars? Ano ba ang magiging kalagayan namin, ng Regal, kung ganun?
“I am a cancer patient so I want to have peace of mind. I want to justify my conscience, what have I done wrong? I don’t know but God may call me anytime so I want to go in peace naman. And so, I might as well reveal the things that happened between me and Marian Rivera.
“For the record, I have nothing against her management team, Triple A, or its head, my longtime bestfriend Tony Tuviera. I have so much love and respect for Tony.
“But this is what really happened. Three weeks ago, I called Triple A’s Rams David and told him we have an offer for Marian to do a MMFF entry with Judy Ann Santos.
“Matagal bago kami nakakuha ng appointment kay Rams. Rams, my daughter Roselle and I had a meeting, 9 am at Starbucks in Greenhills two weeks after my first call.
“We talked and laid out Regal’s plans. That time, Marian was in the U.S. Rams told me he will get back to me. He never did. So, I called him a week after and asked what our status was.
“According to Rams and I qoute: ’Gusto ni Marian ng solo movie.’
“In fairness to Juday and Tito Alfie Lorenzo, they never turned me down. Juday said she wants to read the script first. Na tama lang naman. Ready naman ang script namin. But Marian didn’t want to do it. Why? Because she wants a solo movie.
“Marian breached her Regal contract twice. First, when she shot for this movie, My Lady Boss without Regal’s knowledge. Nakapag-first shooting day na sila nu’ng malaman namin. So, out of pakikisama, Regal decided to just co-produce this movie with GMA Films.
“Sinasabi ni Marian na pinagbigyan pa nila ako because I requested that they don’t field Kung Fu Divas in the MMFF?
“Hindi ako nag-request. Ipinatigil ko because she did that movie with Ai-Ai delas Alas without Regal’s consent.
“Maging totoo lang sana tayo. Marian, you should tell the truth. You breached your contract with Regal two times. Ganito na lang ba talaga ang ano? I really feel sad.
“Hindi ako galit. Ayaw ko lang na ako pa ang lumalabas na sinungaling. I just don’t want to lie and keep my star’s image clean… at Regal’s expense. We must be true to ourselves and talk about the truth here.
“Yun lang po. Salamat po!"