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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.

Nov 8, 2017

Rhian Ramos Welcomes Working With Kapamilya Actors In 'Fallback' But She's Not About To Move To Another Network

RHIAN RAMOS got to set foot at ABS-CBN’s 9501, regular venue for Kapamilya presscons, for the first time for the presscon of her movie, “Fallback”, produced by Cineko Productions but distributed by Star Cinema. It seems Cineko is farming out their movies to various more establish outfits. “Mang Kepweng” was previously distributed by Viva and “Bes & the Beshies” by Regal. This is the second movie of Rhian released by Star after “Silong” where she played a killer, produced by Piolo Pascual.

So how does Rhian feel about being on ABS-CBN grounds? “It feels nice, parang nag-field trip ako rito,” she says. “I feel very lucky because not everyone is given this opportunity. I can feel my horizons expanding and I welcome working with new people.”

Some folks might think she’s moving to ABS. “Imposibleng mangyari yun kasi I just renewed my contract with GMA-7 and I’ve just started taping my new show for them, ‘The One That Got Away’, with Dennis Trillo, Lovi Poe and Max Collins, for which I’m grateful and happy.”

"The movie “Fallback” is about having a “reserba”, an alternative Plan B, so could it be that ABS is
the fallback for her? “I don’t know what to say, but I’m happy with what I have right now and there’s no need to change anything at the moment.”

Does she have a fallback for her Fil-Chinese, Jason Choachuy? “Wala. None at all. I’ve experienced fallback before, pero ako pala yung fallback, ako yung Plan B.”

Max Collins is getting married next month to Pancho Magno. How about her and Jason? “Most of my friends, kahit non-showbiz, engaged or nakasal na. But I’m not in a hurry. I don’t feel that time is running out on me kasi nage-enjoy pa naman ako sa mga ginagawa ko and I welcome the chance of working with stars na hindi ko pa nakakatrabaho, like my co-stars in ‘Fallback’ na sina Zanjoe Marudo, Daniel Matsunaga and Tetchie Agbayani.”

“Fallback” is a movie about making movies and Rhian plays a location manager who feels that her current BF, Daniel, has lost interest in her. Her executive producer, Tetchie, advises her to have a fallback, another guy who’ll help her bounce back easily if and when Daniel dumps her. This is where Zanjoe comes in. He plays a local animation artist who dreams of penetrating the international market.

“I enjoyed working with all of them, including our director, Jason Paul Laxamana, na ngayon ko rin lang nakatrabaho. Si Miss Tetchie, nakasundo ko agad. Sa tent, lagi kaming nagse-share ng food.”

“Fallback” is opening in theaters on November 15.