Marian Rivera raves about her Cinemalaya movie experience

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  • Withpride, Marianspoke aboutthe professional fulfillment ofher role in the Cinemalaya movie.

Marian Rivera

After conquering the box office with her husband Dingdong Dantes in the dramatic time travel movie Rewind, Marian Rivera shared with fans her excitement about the movie "Balota," which she just wrapped up for Cinemalaya 2024. It will be shown during the annual festival of independent films this coming August.

With pride, Marian spoke about the professional fulfillment of her role in the Cinemalaya movie. She described it as a groundbreaking experience for three significant reasons. Fans can anticipate a Marian they've never seen before, a departure from her usual blockbuster movies and television, a testament to her versatility and dedication to her craft.

"Sobrang excited ako kasi dito ko nagawa lahat ng first time ko. No makeup, as in ayaw ni Direk ng naka-makeup. Tapos ito yung mga linyahan na hindi ko pa nagagawa sa soap opera at saka sa pelikula. Pangatlo, may mga fight scenes na hindi ako nagpadobol, kaya ang dami-dami kong sugat. Okay lang, sabi ko nga, gagaling at gagaling din. Ang importante naibigay ko ang 100 percent ko," the A-list actress stated.

"Balota" is Marian's first starring role in a Cinemalaya movie. She was only a guest star in the Vilma Santos starrer "Ekstra" shown during Cinemalaya in 2013. The Kapuso primetime queen said she enjoyed her experience so much that she couldn't wait to have another Cinemalaya movie again.


"Nakakakilig! sabi ko nga, parang ang sarap, di ako nadadala na gumawa ulit sa kanya. Dahil dun sa na-experience ko kung paano ginawa ang  'Balota,' gusto ko ulit gumawa ng Cinemalaya," she remarked.

Marian was introduced as the newest endorser of the celebrity dental clinic Center for Advanced Dentistry, owned by the trio of top cosmetic dentists Dr. Nelda Valencia-Eufemio, Dr. Mia Valencia-Angeles, and Dr. Carlito Librando.

With its fully equipped and highly modernized clinic in Bonifacio Global City, CAD is renowned as a favorite clinic of some beauty queens, showbiz personalities, and social media influencers. Previous endorsers include Kathryn Bernardo, Pia Wurtzbach, Small Laude, and Heart Evangelista.

Expressing her joy in becoming an endorser of CAD, Marian shared that proper dental care and hygiene are integral parts of their family's routine. She revealed that her children Zia and Sixto, who are not afraid of the dentist, have learned the importance of regular dental visits, a testament to the quality of care provided by CAD.