Marian Rivera remained positive despite the criticisms being thrown at her by netizens and even entertainment columnists. At the end of the day, being true to yourself is one of the greatest things in life, the actress said.
There’s nothing wrong about speaking one’s mind and being true to yourself, Rivera added, as long as she doesn’t step on anybody’s toes. Because of this positive outlook, she was able to maintain her relationship with actor Dingdong Dantes and also a successful career.
What’s important, the actress said, is that it’s clear to both her and Dantes that their careers are their number one priorities once the director shouts “action!” But as soon as they go home, they go back to who they really are. They don’t need to act anymore.
Whether it may be the financial help or the fame it includes, being in front of the camera has helped their relationship. It bonded them and enabled them to share experiences with each other.
Because of this positive outlook in life, Rivera was asked if she is ready to forgive and forget those who hurt her in the past. She said she can be civil to them already, although she has yet to really greet anyone she had a falling out through the years.
But Rivera clarified she is not open to being friends with those who hurt her in the past. It doesn’t mean she’s still harboring some anger for them; it’s just that you’re protecting yourself from the people who can hurt you.
What the public don’t realize is that being an actress is just a “job,” something she also has to shed off after the lights dimmed already. What’s important are the friendship that grew along with being an artist, the camaraderie between co-stars and directors.
She grew close with Bettinna Carlos, Rio Locsin and Glaiza de Castro, who she worked with in “Temptation of Wife.” Sheena Halili, her co-star in “Amaya,” is another actress she is very close to, Rivera said.
Asked about her current endorsements, Kapuso network’s primetime actress said she is currently in talks with several companies about possible endorsements on television and in print. Maxipeel and Talk ‘N Text also renewed their contracts with her.
Rivera said she has more endorsements now than before. The public can also expect to see more of her starting next year.