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Marian Rivera on Dingdong Dantes as her director: ‘Nakaka-in love siya’

/ 12:31 PM May 02, 2021

Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes

Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes. Image: Instagram/@marianrivera

Marian Rivera has been taping for shows at home amid the pandemic, and she could not help but gush over her “loveable” director and cameraman Dingdong Dantes.

Dantes has been helpful in improving Rivera’s work as a host since he temporarily stepped in as her director for the drama anthology series “Tadhana,” the actress told her friend, comedian Boobay, during a virtual fan meet last Friday, April 30.


“No’ng una nangangapa kami pero bilang marami na kaming pagkakataong nagawa ‘yan, in fairness naman, nakakain-love naman siyang direk,” she said. “Siya ‘yong tipong direktor na gusto niya i-explore kung paano mo i-e-express pero gusto niya din ma-i-deliver mo nang tama at ‘yung nararamdaman.”


(We were clueless at first but as we have done it many times now, in fairness, I am falling in love with him as a director. He’s the type of director who would want to explore how you would express [your lines] but he also wants you to deliver it right and with emotions.)

While she enjoys spending time with her family at home, Rivera said she is also hoping to appear on TV again after the pandemic.

“Looking forward din naman ako na mag-soap ulit and malay niyo sa susunod kasama ko na si Dong sa soap,” the actress said. “Pero sa ngayon, dito muna ako sa bahay.”

(I also look forward to making a series again and maybe next time I’ll be with Dingdong. But for now, I’ll stay at home.)

Rivera was supposed to play the titular character for the TV series “First Yaya” with Gabby Concepcion. But she backed out during the start of the pandemic as shows implemented lock-in tapings.

At the time, Rivera said she did not find it feasible to be away from her children Zia and Sixto for a lock-in taping. Kapuso actress Sanya Lopez took over her role in the series. JB



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