Star Magic, stands by its artist, Gerald Anderson following reports that Maricel Soriano lost her cool after it took him many takes to get his lines right on the first taping day of the upcoming teleserye “Bukas na Lang Kita Mamahalin.”
The statement from ABS-CBN’s talent arm reads, “Star Magic has the utmost confidence not only in Gerald Anderson’s exceptional ability as an actor, but also in his unassailable personal character and professional behavior. The incidents that led to the removal of Maricel from Gerald’s latest telenovela were not provoked or instigated by Gerald in any manner.”
It will be recalled that Maricel was taken out of the teleserye after an “unfortunate incident” between Maricel and Gerald occurred.
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The complete statement from ABS-CBN: “Due to the unfortunate incident between Gerald Anderson and Maricel Soriano that transpired on the first taping day of“Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin,” the ABS-CBN management and the management of Maricel Soriano have agreed that Maricel will no longer be part of the cast. The teleserye starring Gerald Anderson will proceed as scheduled."
ABS-CBN Communications head Bong Osorio stressed that Maricel’s removal from the project was “not provoked” by Gerald.
A TV Patrol report on Tuesday, January 22 said Maricel’s camp refused to comment on the issue. The actress’ sympathizers asked the public to understand Maricel because she is coping with personal issues, like her mother’s death in 2009. She was also advised to take anger management sessions.
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