Do you want to know who the real Marian Is?
Marian Rivera has been lately appearing in one segment of the noontime show Eat Bulaga! — and it’s a segment that has got the very pretty actress diving into the crowded, dirty and noisy streets.
In ‘Juan For All, All For Juan,’ Marian joins Paolo Ballesteros and comedians Wally and Jose as they visit some of the poorest communities around the Philippines to knock on fan’s doors and bring fun and prizes to the needy.
On the way to their chosen fan’s home, Marian gamely joins in the gimmicks, ‘kakulitan’ and ‘kajologan’ of the trio who have been working in the charity segment for years now. Her candidness and readiness to entertain and bring smiles to her audience shows a different side of the most-wanted actress, a side that shatters her image among critics as ‘bungangera’ and too ‘sosyal:’
GMA newscaster Jessica Soho goes behind the scenes of ‘Juan For All, All For Juan’
Marian reveals that who she is in ‘Juan For All’ is her natural side: ‘Sa totoong buhay, kalog naman talaga ako, e.’ She described that there are no room for pretentions in the Eat Bulaga! segment because ‘Actual, e. Hindi ka uma-akting. Kung ano yung nakikita mo sa tao, yun ang totoo.
‘Masarap sa pakiramdam kasi ito talaga ang totoong ako, e. Ito ang Marian talaga na hindi nila nakikita.’
When asked to describe what she does in ‘Juan For All,’ Marian frankly said that what she does is ‘buwis buhay’ because the segment happens outside of the comforts of the studio. As a co-host, she has to deal with the heat, rowdiness of the crowd and irritation to successfully bring fun to their audience.
Why does she do this? Marian told in an interview with Jessica Soho that it’s something that bringing smiles is simply what she wants to do: ‘gusto ko po.
‘Yung experience ko dito sa labas [ng studio], yung live na nakikita mo yung tao na tinutulungan mo, yung ngiti nila, saya nila, para sa akin di matatawaran iyon.’
Jessica Soho noted that Marian’s ability to blend with the crowd may be the result of growing up in the same kind of community as a child. Marian Rivera was born in Madrid to a Spaniard father and Caviteña mother, but she spent most of her life in Bacoor, Cavite with relatives.
‘May mga tao talaga na di mo mapi-please,’ said Marian, ‘ang importante alam mo sa kaibuturan ng puso mo at sa mga taong nagmamahal sayo at minamahal mo kung sino talaga ang totoong ikaw.’
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