Judy Ann Santos on getting slapped by Maricel Soriano: ‘Ikot ulo mo do’n’
Judy Ann Santos looked back on her “ikot-ulo” (head-turning) moment as an actress which she had when she was slapped in a scene by the Diamond Star Maricel Soriano.
Santos’ recollection came when she and fellow actress Meryll Soriano talked about how tension supposedly brews among young actors after doing intense scenes, as seen in a vlog on Meryll’s YouTube channel yesterday, March 27.
“Nalulungkot ako doon sa mga nag-aaway pagkatapos magkasakitan sa eksena. May mga gano’n, ‘yung nagkakaroon ng issue,” Santos said. “Pero dahil ‘yan ‘yung trabaho natin e.”
(It saddens me to know that there are actors who fight after doing physical scenes. There are instances like that when issues arise out of it but that’s our work.)
Santos then narrated her experience doing a scene with Maricel where Santos was taken aback by the intensity of her slap.
“Si ate Maricel napakalakas sumampal, ikot ang ulo mo do’n. Naalala ko sinampal ako ni ate Maricel sa ‘Maricel Drama Special,’ ‘yung headband ko napunta sa likod. ‘Yung ribbon ko sa gilid napunta sa noo,” Santos recalled. “Kakapitan mo ‘yun at ipagdadasal mo na lang na, ‘Malapit na ‘to matapos.'”
(Ate Maricel slaps so hard, it will make your head turn. I remember being slapped by her in an episode of “Maricel Drama Special,” my headband at the time was moved to the back of my head. The ribbon which was placed at the side of my head was moved to the back. You’d just hold on and pray, “This will be over soon.”)
Meryll, for her part, described herself as “sugatan” (full of bruises) when doing scenes with Maricel, despite the Diamond Star’s effort of holding back because she’s her niece.
Meanwhile, Santos recently disclosed that she’s not afraid of losing her fame as she already imparted her legacy in the showbiz industry. She also added that she’s “at peace and comfortable” of where she is in her life now. JB
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