Given Marian Rivera’s reputation as the Kapuso Primetime Queen, many of her co-stars in showbiz are naturally intimidated by her. Apparently, even her close friend Kristoffer Martin went through the same phase the first time he met and worked with Marian. In an exclusive interview with Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP), the young actor recalled how he would stutter in front of the actress during tapings before and how it went smoothly between the two of them overtime.
“After nun, sobrang usap. Sobrang dami ng kwento. Tsaka ang dami ko na ring nakwento kay Ate Yan eh, sobrang dami. Tsaka siya rin nagkekwento. Sobrang pamilya talaga. Sobrang ate, literal na ate siya.”
It wasn’t only one instance where Kristoffer admitted that he felt intimidated by Marian. According to him, the actress instructed the staff assigned in wardrobe to change his outfit during his guest appearance for “Party Pilipinas”.
“Oo naman. Kasi naalala niya rin yung isang beses na pangit yung wardrobe ko ata nung mga kapanuhanan na nag-guest ako ng Party Pilipinas. Tapos siya pa yung nag-ask sa mga wardrobe na palitan niyo yung damit nito, ayokong lalabas siya nang naka-ganyan.”
While Marian looks snob, Kristoffer said that it’s very different once you get to know her. Now, he’s very close to the celebrity mom, and even looks up to her as a sister.
“Sobrang iba yung pagmamahal ni Ate Yan. Sobra siyang mag-alaga, sobra siyang… sobrang tropa eh. Alam mo yung nanay ka na pero tropa ka. Saka, yun yung masarap na bonding kay Ate Yan eh. Parang hindi niya tinitignan yung sarili niya na ganito [mataas] eh. Marian Rivera siya, syempre lahat ng taong first-time siyang maka-trabaho mai-intimidate talaga eh. Pero si Ate Yan, the first word na sabihin mo sa kanya, ibe-break agad niya yung wall niya eh. Na hindi dapat ganyan, magkakaibigan tayong lahat, pamilya tayo lahat.”
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