Janine Gutierrez, 28, refused to feel offended by bashers attacking her with below-the-belt comments because of her TV project with Alden Richards, 26.
This had to do with some netizens blaming Janine for the supposed breakup of AlDub, the uniname of Alden’s love team with perennial leading lady Maine Mendoza.
When told of an earlier report about bashers calling her names and dragging her family into the fray, Janine simply chalked it up as a non-issue.
Referring to netizens criticizing her for coming from a broken family, Janine said, “Hindi ko sinagot. Pero nakakaloka naman yun. Ano ba! Wala namang konek.
“Pero nakakatuwa din. Ibig sabihin wala na pong valid na masabi.”
Naysayers may throw shade against her or her family, but Janine maintained that she won’t let others' opinion put her down.
“Pero kasi naman, di ba, lumaki na ako dito. Hindi pa po ako nag-aartista alam ko na yung mga ganyan," said Janine of the consequences of being in show business.
Janine continued, “Dahil nung naghiwalay din yung mga magulang ko, andami ko ring narinig [na] alam ko hindi totoo.
“So ngayon na nandito ako, alam ko na kapag may sinasabi tungkol sa akin, hindi porke't sinabi ng ibang tao, ibig sabihin totoo.
“So yun din siguro yung blessing dahil napagdaanan ko na, alam ko na.”
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other entertainment reporters interviewed Janine the grand media conference for Victor Magtanggol, held at GMA-7 Studio in Quezon City last night, July 23.
Janine went on to say that it was GMA-7 management’s decision for her to be cast in Victor Magtanggol and she accepted the project in good faith.
“Honestly, wala naman po ako sa posisyon na mag-demand kung ano ang gusto kong project.
“Hindi naman po akong ganung klase pang artista. Masuwerte lang talaga ako naiisipan ako ng ganung klaseng trabaho.
“And yun po ay ipinagkakatiwala ko na sa GMA—na yung ibinibigay nila sa akin, yun po talaga yung kaya ko at tama para sa akin.”
Maine had earlier "begged off" from doing a full-length drama series, based on PEP.ph’s exclusive interview with her talent manager Rams David last April 20.
Rams also mentioned at the time that Maine and Alden’s love team is far from breaking up since the two are still regularly seen together via the Kapuso noontime show, Eat Bulaga.
In a separate interview at the Victor Magtanggol media conference last night, Alden echoed the same sentiments about him and Maine seeing each other “every day” on Eat Bulaga.
Alden said he won't be letting go of his hosting duties even if he's busy taping a prime-time soap.
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As for Janine, she clarified that she and Alden are “very professional” when it comes to work.
"Sa tingin ko, pareho naming priority ang trabaho."
She also dismissed the possibility of her being romantically linked to Alden, insisting that “talagang professional lang yung mga tao sa set at talagang pinangangalagaan din po yung trabaho kaya wala naman pong naiisip na ganun.”