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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.

Jul 6, 2014

Why Charee Pineda Had To Turn Down Her Role In 'Kamkam (Greed)'

CHAREE PINEDA is one of the Kapuso Kontrabidas who played villain to Lovi Poe in “Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas”. She hasn’t had a new show after “Borrowed Wife” but she’s still busy with her job as Valenzuela councilor. She admits she somehow regrets backing out from “Kamkam (Greed)” now that film is eliciting very positive reviews. She even attended the film’s presscon only to back out later on. Jackie Rice, who replaced her, is now getting good feedback.

“Nanghihinayang ako not being able to work with Direk Joel Lamangan, who’s my dream director,” she says. “Sayang nga, chance ko na siya makatrabaho, but I had to consider other factors. First, my family, especially my dad. Then my constituents in Valenzuela. Kahit 23 na ako, I don’t decide for myself when it comes to those things dahil I have to take into consideration ang sasabihin nila. Kasi very daring talaga ang role. Iniisip ko na lang, hindi siguro tala­ga para sa akin ‘yung role at siguro may ibang artista talaga na meant for that project.”

Direk Joel is going back to GMA-7 now that his contract with TV5 has expired. What if he wouldn’t want to work with her in a future GMA project? “If that would happen, I can’t do anyting about it. Hindi mo naman siya puwedeng piliting kunin ka kung ayaw niya. Wala akong choice kundi tanggapin anuman ang decision niya.”