P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (TV):
GMA’s Primetime Queen Marian Rivera was caught last week by her fans dancing with a group of senior citizens in front of the Veterans’ Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City. Many netizens have speculated that it was a shoot for a new show but only a few got it right -- the shoot was actually for GMA’s upcoming station ID, which will air this August.
Prior to the shoot, Marian had a quick practice with a dance instructor who was amazed at how quickly the beautiful actress memorized the steps.
Despite the drizzle, Marian along with fellow kapuso leading ladies Kris Bernal, Sarah Lahbati and Louise delos Reyes, had a great time shooting with the seniors, some of whom enjoyed the privilege of being the gorgeous ladies’ dance partners. Marian also introduced her version of the Cha-Cha, which was more similar to her popular “Sabay Sabay Tayo” dance step.
Marian has all the reason to dance. Many of her popular kapuso shows have been (or are currently being) aired in various countries abroad, specifically in countries like China, Cambodia, Ghana, Malaysia and Singapore.
“Siyempre, nakakataba ng puso na sa bawat soap na ginagawa mo ay hindi lang yan napapanood dito sa atin kundi maging sa ibang bansa, ibang saya ang nadudulot nun e,” she says of her shows’ international presence. Marian shared that she happened to watch her fantasy series Diyesebel in Cambodia when she visited the country over a year ago. “Siyempre bonus na rin sa aming mga artista na sa bawat ginagawa namin ay naaappreciate siya sa ibang bansa at binibili siya para ipalabas doon. Nakaka-proud na yung gawa nating mga Pinoy ay kinukuha rin sa ibang bansa,” she says.
It seems that the shows in which she starred with her real-life boyfriend Dingdong Dantes appeal to international audiences, is there a plan for another Dingdong-Marian team-up anytime soon? “With Dong [Dingdong Dantes] mukhang wala pa kasi katatapos lang din naman ng My Beloved, siyempre hindi naman kailangan palagi kaming magkasama. Siguro this time, kanya-kanya muna kaming soap.”
Marian currently stars in the sitcom “Tweets for My Sweet,” which airs every Saturday evening on GMA-7. Since its launch in May, the show has been garnering favorable ratings nationwide. It is for this reason that the kapuso primetime queen is thankful to her fans.
“Sa lahat ng mga nagmamahal at tumatangkilik sa lahat ng shows ng GMA, maraming maraming salamat po sa inyo, mga Kapuso!,” says Marian.