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Award-winning actress’ cost-effective approach to budget-friendly gigs

/ 12:10 AM May 14, 2023

There are movies and teleseryes that enable performers to put food on the table and pay their monthly bills. But there are also projects that, while unapologetically “budget-friendly,” allow artists to go beyond what’s shallow or perfunctory. Some actors, particularly the theater-honed ones, refer to these nonincome-generating productions as “food for the soul.”

Award-winning Actress (AA) is no different. To join an eagerly awaited project for a small production team, AA made sure she wouldn’t spend more than necessary—sometimes, at the expense of her coactors!

Seasoned Performer (SP) told Rushes how shocked she was when she unwittingly became part of AA’s cost-effective approach to budget-friendly gigs. After one rehearsal, AA invited cast members who had no car to hitch a ride with her.


SP said she was initially moved by AA’s generosity and unexpected act of kindness.


But something “odd and amusing” happened on the way to their destination. AA told her passengers that she was running out of gas and needed to pass by the gasoline station. And so she did.

But SP and AA’s other passengers got the shock of their lives when AA showed them the receipt and asked everyone for their share of the “extra expense.” “Hati-hati tayo,” AA explained.

“I never accepted AA’s invitation again… Parang Grab sharing lang, right (laughs)?,” noted SP as she shook her head at the recollection. Oh well, para-paraan lang ‘yan.


This week’s top show biz news from the tabloids (and why we are moved, if we are moved):

Xyriel Manabat

Xyriel Manabat

• Xyriel Manabat sa mga malilisyosong netizens: ‘Binabastos po nila ako, sinasabi nila kamanyak-manyak daw…’ (Hazards of the trade.)

• Video nina Carlo Aquino at Eisel Serrano na pinalilibutan ng security guards viral na: ‘Kaloka! Ang OA, wala namang nagkakagulong fans!’ (Ouch. How mean!)

Star-studded Star Magic reunion

Star-studded Star Magic reunion

• Bea Alonzo sa reunion ng original Star Magic artists: ‘Hindi ko in-expect na malalasing ako, parang birthday party ko… ako ‘yung pinaka-nag-enjoy’ (It’s “safe” to get wasted when good friends are around.)

• Barbie Forteza pinapili kung love o career (And why does she have to choose? Can’t women have both?)

• Enrique Gil dinenay na naghiwalay na sila ni Liza Soberano: I love her to death (That’s love transcending different career choices.)

• Kylie Padilla walang patumanggang tinawag ng basher na ‘banong starlet’, bwelta ng aktres: ‘Of course you have the right to your opinion’ (Perfect answer … spin a win!)

• Kathryn Bernardo, Dolly de Leon nag-inuman session bago sumabak sa shooting: ‘Pareho kaming may pagka-stubborn, medyo matigas ang ulo, pero…’ (No better way to break the ice.)

Tito Sotto, Joey de Leon and Vic Sotto

Tito Sotto, Joey de Leon and Vic Sotto

• Rebelasyon ni Tito Sotto sa chikang nalulugi ang producer ng “Eat Bulaga”: ‘Mahigit tig-P30 million ang utang kina Vic at Joey’ (The plot thickens.)

• Tito Sen naglabas ng sama ng loob: ‘Masagwa pakinggan ‘yung mare-retain kami, para bang puwede kaming sipain… eh, kami nga ang ‘Eat Bulaga’ (It’s like calling a spade a spade.)

LJ Reyes (left) and Paolo Contis

LJ Reyes (left) and Paolo Contis

• Paolo Contis inaming may mga nagawang pagkakamali kay LJ Reyes: ‘Pero marami pang hindi alam ang tao’ (Some things are better left unsaid?)

• Dating kaklase ni Vice Ganda sa college nag-sorry sa harap ng madlang pipol: ‘Binu-bully kasi namin siya dati’ (Getting one’s much-deserved comeuppance can be a b*tch, right? Mang-bully pa more.)

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• Geneva Cruz niresbakan ang basher na nagsabing, ‘Buti ang anak mo hindi nagpapakita ng puwit sa madlang pipol’ (It’s her puwit, so it’s up to her what she wants to do with it.)


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