June 18, 2014

Mercedes Cabral's Honest Facebook Rant About Philippine Cinema Is So Freaking True

Actress Mercedes Cabral tells it like it is. In a recent post on her Facebook page, the actress lashed out on mainstream media's bias towards indie actresses and its cringe-worthy act of giving pet names like Star of All Seasons and Box Office King/Queen to celebrities. Without further ado, here's Cabral's rant in its entirety. It's a great read and most important of all it speaks the truth.

"I just read in an article "Tinalo ng isang indie actress ang Superstar na si Nora Aunor at ang Star for All Seasons na si Vilma Santos" so people really expect Miss Nora Aunor or Miss Vilma Santos to win because Nora Aunor is Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos is Vilma Santos? Yes I know they are icons in the Philippine Cinema but it doesn't mean that they HAVE to win. I'm pretty sure everyone did an excellent job portraying their characters but Miss Angeli Bayani did an amazing job on her part that's why she won.

I'm not saying this because she's a friend,I'm just stating the facts here. And what's up with these titles anyway? Yung mga Superstar, Star for All Seasons,Diamond Star, Mega Star, Indie Prince Princess, Indie King/Queen, Box Office King/Queen, etc. WHAT ARE THESE? I really don't get it? Dito lang sa Philippine Showbiz Industry ang merong ganyan e. Para saan itong mga titles na ito? At SINO nagbibigay ng mga titulo na ito and for what???To measure who is better than the other? Paano mo maikukumpara ang Superstar sa Star for All Seasons at ang Mega Star? Sige nga.. And I'm not talking about the people represented here,I'm talking about the title and the word itself.

Someone asked me in an interview "what does it feel like that you are named the Indie Princess/Queen?" I just laughed and said "um..kung ano pakiramdam ko kahapon at nung isang araw,ganon pa din pakiramdam ko ngayon at sa titulo na yan.Wala naman nabago e.Salamat!" Because its stupid,funny and doesn't help anyone ok? It won't change the world and definitely won't cure cancer,its just plain stupid but its something that won't change anymore I guess.

WE are Actors and its just a JOB. WE are no better than Teachers, Doctors, Lawyers, Secretaries, etc. The only difference is we are exposed to people more than these awesome guys because its part of our job, to entertain and to tell stories but come on guys,its just a job.

So to all nominees and winners of Gawad Urian, Congratulations!! You guys are Awesome and just keep on sharing and telling stories!!

I'm SO SURE may magrereact sa post ko na "bitter siya kasi wala pang award yan.." or "hindi naman kasi siya sikat kaya siya ganyan.." at kung ano-ano pa but All I can say to that is Foxtrot Yankee with a big gorgeous smile on my face! Go figure."

In context
Cabral seems to be referring to this article: Vilma at Nora, tinalo ng isang indie actress para sa Best Actress Award sa 37th Gawad Urian. Angeli Agbayani won the Best Actress award at the 37th Gawad Urian for her performance in the film Norte: Hangganan ng Kasaysayan.

Write Your Comments Below

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...