Boy Abunda on controversies involving Gretchen Barretto: ‘I take full responsibility’
|by Rachelle Siazon | April 09, 2010 8:32 AM | |
As Gretchen Barretto’s talent manager, Boy Abunda took the chance to explain on SNN last night, April 8, that there’s no reason for people to think that the actress intended to sabotage her sister Claudine’s TV comeback with her guest appearance on Maalaala Mo Kaya this Saturday. “Kapag tumatawag po ang isang tao tungkol sa iyong artista, ang una naming tinatanong ay tungkol sa proyekto, ano ba ang storyline, ano ba ang material— synopsis ika nga ang hiningi ko—tapos yung availability ng artista. Pero hindi namin tinatanong kung kailan ipapalabas. At mas lalo na po, hindi namin itinatanong kung anong katapat na palabas. So I take full responsibility kasi hindi ito concern ng aking artista na si Gretchen Barretto. She has nothing to do with this.”
As a matter of fact, Gretchen didn’t want to accept the project at first because of conflict with her schedule. But Boy urged the actress to do it because it would be challenging for her to play the role of a woman who falls head over heels in love with a priest. “Sinabi niyang ayaw na muna niya, pass na muna siya. But when I read the synopsis of the MMK episode, I called her, and this is rare mga kaibigan dahil hindi naman po talaga ako tumatawag, I don’t. Kapag sinabi niyang hindi, I respect the decision ‘di ba? Pero sabi ko, ‘Gretch, I don’t think you should let this pass. It's too good for you to pass. Basahin mo ang storya, I asked for the script, then you make your decision.’” True enough, it was the perfect opportunity for Gretchen to showcase her acting chops, which is why they’re also very excited for people to see it as well.
As for the reason behind Gretchen’s emotional exit from her press con last April 8, watch out for her exclusive interview on SNN tonight and The Buzz on Sunday.
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