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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Feb 13, 2013

Marc Abaya Has Affinity With Cesar Montano Who His Mom Directed In 'Jose Rizal'

MARC ABAYA’s late mom, Marilou Diaz-Abaya, is the director of Cesar Montano in three of the most important movies in his filmography: “Jose Rizal”, “Muro Ami” and “Bagong Buwan”. Marc is now directed by Cesar himself in “Alfredo S. Lim: the Untold Story”. (The phrase “Turning Cradle” has been deleted from the title but it will still be used when the film is entered in film festivals abroad.) So how does Marc feel about being directed by Cesar?

“It’s a dream come true for me,” he says. “I saw him being directed by my mom in the movies they did and I’ve always felt that he’s like a brother to me. On the first day of shoot, busy ako sa ‘Forever’ ng GMA-7 but I was so excited to report sa set ng ‘Alfredo Lim’. I really felt my mom is so happy na Buboy (Cesar) and I got finally got to work together and we even have scenes together. I’ll love Buboy forever.”

What’s his role? “I play Charlie Zaragoza, the leader of a gang of bank robbers na mayabang kasi anak siya ng judge, hanggang I found my match in Alfredo Lim.”

So how’s him, his dad and his brother now that their mom left them? “We’re doing okay. Lagi kaming nagba-bonding as a family. Just last week, magkakasama kami sa Chinatown.”