Rhian Ramos explains the difference between a ‘fallback’ and a ‘rebound’
Kapuso actress Rhian Ramos’ latest movie “Fallback” mirrors a past similar event in her life.
Opposite Kapamilya actor Zanjoe Marudo, she defined what “fallback” means for her.
“‘Yung fallback is ‘yung tao na parang reserba na habang nasa loob pa rin sila ng isang relationship iniisip mo na ‘yung next,” she said at today’s press conference for the movie.
(“Fallback” refers to a person you consider your “reserve” while you are still in a relationship with someone else; [it’s as if] you’re already thinking of your next [partner].)
Ramos however clarified that “fallback” is different from that of a “rebound”. She said, “‘Yung rebound kasi tapos na ‘yung relationship saka mo lang maiisip.”
(Your rebound is the person you think about after you just ended a relationship.)
Marudo also echoed the same thing, “Sinisigurado mo na hindi masasaktan ‘yung puso mo may naka-reserve ka na, eto nga lang sa relationship pero sa totoong buhay naman lahat tayo may option B.”
(You make sure that your heart won’t get hurt, that’s why you “reserve” someone, at least in the context of a romantic relationship. But in reality, we all have option B.)
This was when the actress revealed how at one point in her life, she may have been someone’s fallback.
“He was in a relationship and then was making me ligaw at the same time pero hindi ko maseryoso because obviously he was in a relationship, so I went in a different direction. Tapos na-inlove ako sa iba, and then nung nagka-boyfriend nako, siya naman ‘yung nag-break with his girlfriend so parang at the back of my head iniisip ko talaga siya na parang ugh, kung kelan naman,” she shared.
(He was in a relationship and he was pursuing me at the same time, so I did not take it seriously and went in a different direction. Eventually, I fell for someone else and I had a boyfriend, and incidentally, he broke off with his girlfriend. So at the back of my head, I was thinking, “Why just now?”)
“In some way, parang mentally parang fallback ko siya kasi iniisip ko rin na, if this didn’t work out sana single pa rin siya,” she added.
(In some way, mentally, he was somewhat my fallback, because he was still in my mind, and [I was hoping that] in case [my relationship] didn’t work out, he’d still be single.)
“Fallback” revolves around the life of a young woman named Michelle (Rhian Ramos), a location manager who is caught in a relationship that’s on the verge of falling out.
As a friend advises her to look for a second option incase her relationship ends, she meets her ex-boyfriend named Alvin (Zanjoe Marudo), during one of her location hunts. Chancing upon her former lover made her consider him as her fallback.
Directed by Jason Paul Laxamana and produced by Star Cinema, “Fallback” is set to hit cinemas nationwide starting Nov. 15.
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