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Marian’s list has revenge, skin baring

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MARIAN Rivera

Marian Rivera said she has had to reinvent herself for her part as a submissive wife in the GMA 7 drama series  “Temptation of Wife.”

“I changed even the way I talk, walk and dress up,” said Marian of her role as Angeline Santos, the submissive wife of Marcel Salcedo (Dennis Trillo). “When I turn into my alter-ego Chantal, I’ll become mataray (imperious). I’ll use a different approach, something more befitting of a woman who wants to exact revenge.”

The actress said she had read the scripts for Weeks 8 and 9 of the drama series. “They’re really very interesting. When I become Chantal, I’ll be more daring… [I’ll] bare more skin. I’ll be required to exert more effort portraying her.”

She said she found fulfillment in getting good feedback from viewers. “It really means a lot to me that people are pleased with what I’m doing in ‘Temptation of Wife.’”

Exact opposite

During a recent visit to the set of “Temptation” in Greenmeadows, Quezon City, Marian told the Inquirer that her personality is the “exact opposite” of that of Dingdong’s mom Angeline, who has the same name as the character she portrays in the drama series.

“Dong’s mom is so kind and loving. She’s often quiet. She is also a very gracious host,” Marian noted. “We’re so different because I’m loud and talkative.”

In the series, Marian has an unfaithful husband and a wicked mother-in-law. Things start to take a different turn when she discovers that her husband’s mistress is actually her best friend Heidi (played by Glaiza de Castro).

“It’s difficult to portray a wife whose husband was snatched away from her. I’m just acting the part, but I already feel the pain that a wife goes through. I pray this will not happen to me in the future,” Marian confessed. “I consider myself lucky. I know that Dong is loyal to me.”

Prepared for worst

Marian said that while she felt secure with Dingdong, she was emotionally prepared in case they don’t end up together. “I fear it. If it happens, I know it’s our destiny, and there’s a reason for it.”

The series is a remake of a 2008 Korean hit drama series. It also features Ayen Munji-Laurel and Rafael Rosell as main characters. Dominic Zapata is at the helm.

As a reward for working hard the past year, Marian said she hopes to buy a new van.  However, she said this plan could change if she pushes through with her intention to coproduce an action-comedy film with Ai-Ai de las Alas.


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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OV52HITJPMWQKZYH4UNKAGYZ3M Cherrie

    Great to know that Marian is very practical to accept that relationships between showbiz people seldom last, and that she is ready in case the same thing happens between her and DD. Marian is not dumb after all, like so many people would want her fans to believe. So many people have wrong perception of Marian; just because she is loud and does not speak English well does not mean she is dumb.

    • Balot Pinoy

      She’s a dumba$$… With a brain of a first grader or probably less…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OV52HITJPMWQKZYH4UNKAGYZ3M Cherrie

        You’re making Dingdong Dantes dumb, too. That I do NOT believe!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OV52HITJPMWQKZYH4UNKAGYZ3M Cherrie

    I wish for Marian to continue improving as an actress. Choose actors that can teach you acting techniques.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DU5GH5NS3O7DOI54MNUPTTHVY4 B88C

    I am following the series. I would find it unbelievable if her character  would be able to convince  Marcel that she is not Angeline. Sana man lang as Chantal they erased Marian’s facial mole and made her wear  colored contact lens. Pwede ba yung “magkamukha lang kami” including the same mole on the same spot on the faced.



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