We just wrapped up the fastest out-of-town shoot in FHM history! It’s our first time to travel 95 air miles for a one-day shoot. How about you? We bet sanay ka nang magpa-ano…
Magpa-ano? Ha ha!
Magpalipat-lipat ng lugar in very short periods of time—unlike us, we’re such noobs!
Oo naman. My line of work requires me to move from one location to another. Pero lahat matagal. Parang wala akong napuntahang isang lugar na one day lang ako dun.†
You turned a part of the beach front into a dressing room—something we didn’t really expect from a star of your caliber.
Kailangan mabilis, so pag-shoot talaga ready ako sa ganyan. Kahit saan puwedeng magbihis basta may talukbong!
Considering you’re the Marian Rivera, what’s the most public place that you frequent?
Mall! Ha ha ha! Rockwell.
Do you put on a disguise—a fake mole or a blonde wig perhaps—to confuse your A-list fans?
Not really. I just try to be myself. Iba naman kasi ang soap opera, iba’t-iba yung character na ginagampanan mo. Pero sa totoong buhay, relax lang. People can see on Instagram (@therealmarian) how I’m like off-cam, kasi mahilig akong mag-post lalo na kapag kasama ko yung lola ko tsaka mama ko, whenever we travel or just
dine together. Ayan, naka-post yan sa Instagram.
Way before you had your own Instagram account, there had been too many hacks posing as you on social media. Does that enrage you?
I’ve said this before: It’s okay to use my name, or for someone to pose as me. Ang ayaw ko lang ay yung sa mga pangalan na ginagamit nila ay nakakasakit sila ng ibang tao. As long as they don’t hurt anyone, I’m fine with it. Wag lang silang makakasakit.
It’s nice to picture you tinkering with your smartphone and making collages just like a regular gal. What other “normal people” stuff do you do in your free time?
Mahilig akong magluto, mahilig akong mag-bake, nagpe-paint ako, at mahilig akong manood ng cartoons!
Are you not scared of getting mobbed by fans anymore?
Not anymore. I can handle it. Sabi ko nga okay lang lapitan, okay lang magpa-picture, okay lang magpa-autograph, wag lang akong sasaktan. Kasi di ba, siyempre, tao ka lang, pag nasasaktan ka magre-react ka talaga.
What are the things they do to hurt you?
Kinukurot, hinahatak yung buhok, ha ha! Mga ganun.
Siguro natutuwa sila, hindi nila mapigilan yung sarili nila. Naiintindihan ko naman pero wag lang talaga yung sobra.
FOR MARIAN'S FULL INTERVIEW AND PHOTOS, GRAB THE MARCH 2014 ISSUE OF FHM! OR DOWNLOAD A DIGITAL COPY AT THE BUQO APP BY CLICKING HERE!