Filed under Featured Articles , Pinoy Showbiz , by Mario Bautista on Dec 10, 2013
Is she happy with her billing in the movie? Maricel Soriano’s fans complained so her name was billed more prominently. “Maricel naman really deserves it. Ako, I accepted this mainly to help support Vice who’s a good friend of our family. Sa title pa lang, alam mo namang movie niya ito. But I’m so happy to be able to work with Maricel here. Sa confrontation scene niya sa amin ni Joey, it reminded me of what a great actress she is. Ang galing niya, pati sa lakas ng sampal niya kay Joey Marquez. Mag-asawa sila rito, but Tsong Joey went to the U.S. with the girl and boy characters of Vice. Ako ang bagong girlfriend ni Tsong Joey. My name is Marie, based doon sa kanta raw about Marie na araw-gabi, walang panty. When I learned about it, sabi ko, My gosh! May ganoon palang kanta? How gross! On second thought, parang cute na rin. When I was a guest ni Tito Boy Abunda in Bandila, wala talaga akong panty, kaya parang bumagay ang kanta sa akin. While we’re in the dressing room nga, the gay make up artist, hila ng hila sa damit ko, e wala pa naman akong panty. So I warned him, baka may makita ka diyan sa kahihila mo, bigla kang maging lalaki!” she says, laughing heartily.
What’s her Christmas wish? “In terms of material things, I already have everything so I just want to thank God for giving me a beautiful life. I just pray na wala ng dumating na calamities to our country. Three of my maids are from Tacloban, two of them, sina Michelle at Dina, nakasama ko sa Istanbul at sa U.S. Hindi na sila iba sa amin kaya we helped them and their families who suffered from the typhoon. Kaya nga pati sa gifts, medyo tipid ngayon. Kung dati expensive bags or perfume, ngayon lipstick na lang o make up kasi mahirap talaga ang buhay.”
What are her plans for 2014? “After ‘Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy’, my family and I will be busy taping our reality show, 'It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez', full blast. We’ve started taping this pero tigil muna ngayon and we’ll resume when we all go on a 7-day cruise. This will be aired in an international TV channel come March. I can also feel na next year, magkaka-boyfriend na ako. Almost three years na akong unattached, e. I took a sabbatical and studied in London, di ba? So I want to be more active this new year.”
Why did she take up a course on secrets and espionage in London? “When I went there, my intention is to take up international relations and diplomacy at King’s College. But it’s all fully booked. They gave us one day lang to change our course. E, puro banking and economics ang natira, ayoko naman noon, so I took modern espionage and intelligence where we studied things like wikileaks and terrorism, na malaking tulong when you’re in media and in the light of what’s happening now, like sex scandals. Do you know they’re all stored in a data bank in Utah? So you really have to be careful because if someone really wants to dig up on you, magagawa nila.”
This must be the reason why she was able to take up a video of her mom while watching the recent Manny Pacquiao fight in Macau. Annabelle Rama was so agitated and involved in what's happening on the ring that she didn’t notice Ruffa was taking a video of her that she posted on the internet.
“Naku, yang Ruffa na yan, wala akong kamalay-malay, kinukunan pala ko,” Annabelle butts in at this point. “May pusta kasi ako kay Pacquiao, kaya siempre, masyado akong apektado, sigaw ako ng sigaw. Pagkatapos nung fight, nagulat ako, sabi ng mga tao, napanood nila ang video ko. Kinunan pala nito.”
This is just a preview of what will be seen in their reality show, “It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez”, where they’ll all be followed by a camera. “Pakikita roon how makulit my mommy is,” says Ruffa. “It’s gonna be fun. Maloloka sila sa’min ni Mommy. Sa Macau, sobrang nakaka-stress siya. We’re sleeping in a hotel in Hongkong and we’re supposed to take the ferry to Macau at 4 PM. 11 AM pa lang, ginigising na ako sa room ko dahil aalis na raw kami. Sabi ko, mommy, 4 PM pa yun. Yun pala, si Sarah (Lahbati), na roommate ko, 8 AM pa lang ginising na niya kaya wala na sa kuwarto. Noong tine-taping kami for the show, nalimutan niyang may kamerang sumusunod sa amin, galit na galit siya sa maids dahil late na, hindi pa ready ang food. Ayun, nakunan lahat yun at hindi niya puedeng ipa-edit out dahil ayaw ng director naming si Mike Carandang.”