First big break ng Filipino-American model na si Matthias Rhoads ang pagiging leading man ni Marian Rivera sa upcoming primetime series ng GMA Network na Super Ma’am.
Pero bago pa man ipalabas ang kanilang teleserye simula September 18, Lunes, nakaranas na ng pamba-bash ang baguhang aktor.
Ito ay dahil sa social media post niya tungkol sa pagtatambal nila ni Marian.
Lahad ni Matthias, “I posted the first photo that I have with Marian, which is for the promotion of Super Ma’am.
“I told the world I’m so fortunate for this opportunity to be working with this wonderful lady, Marian Rivera, and it just so happens we have a powerful combination in zodiac sign.
“She’s Leo, and we have the same birthday, August 12.
“So, the first time I met her, I said we have that connection, August 12.
“So I posted online and then I have some bashers saying, ‘Who are you to… you’re using her. User!’”
Ang reaksyon daw niya rito, “At first was, ‘What’s going on?’
“And then I realized, of course, if somebody’s doing something that maybe you might be envious of, or maybe they can’t believe it, or they’re a big fan of her husband [Dingdong Dantes], then they’re going to react.
“But, I guess, that’s something I have to understand.
“So, at that point, I stopped. There’s nothing important here.
“The important thing is I’m letting them know that this is the new project.”
Nagkausap na raw sila ni Marian tungkol dito.
Ayon kay Matthias, “She said that’s part of the job.
“Part of the job is dealing with that type of attention. There’s gonna be positive attention and negative attention.
“Marian said, ‘You know what that means? You are effective and you made an impact, so good job.’”
Nakausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Matthias sa grand launch ng Super Ma’am, sa Le Reve Events Place, sa may Quezon City, Lunes ng gabi, September 11.
MARIAN’S ADVICE. Ang Super Ma’am ang biggest television break ni Matthias, matapos niyang mag-audition para sa karakter na Matteo Domingo sa My Love From the Star, na napasakamay ng newcomer ding si Gil Cuerva.
Tanggap ni Matthias na hindi nito nakuha ang plum role sa Philippine edition ng My Love From the Star dahil hindi pa siya matatas sa pagsasalita ng Tagalog.
Pahayag niya, “I feel that I’m working on my acting, and I’ve had a lot of opportunities.
“Of course, I’m developing my skills, but Tagalog is number one.”
Kaya naman ang advice daw sa kanya ni Marian: “Learn Tagalog.”