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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 10, 2023


SAM MILBY says he quickly accepted the offer to be Judy Ann Santos’ leading man in “The Diary of Mrs. Winters” even if he has not read the script yet. 

“I no longer have to read the script kasi when they mentioned Juday's name pa lang, yes na agad ako,” he says. 

“I enjoyed working with her when we did the soap, ‘Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala’ ten years ago. She’s very generous and helps me in our scenes together.”

The script was then sent to him and he was impressed that it’s written by National Artist Ricky Lee. 

“After reading the script, all the more nagpasalamat akong sa’kin napunta ang movie. Kasi ang ganda ng kuwento, it’s something really different. 

"Also, I haven’t done any horror film and as an actor you want to try new roles and have new experiences. 

"So first time ko ‘yung horror and I’m really, really excited. Ang ganda pa ng setting kasi it’s set in Canada at winter time. Something really different.”

He is also challenged by his role in the movie.  

“I play Victor, ex-boyfriend ni Juday. Pero hindi kami nagkatuluyan kasi I’m a carefree guy.  

"I grew up in Canada at walang masyadong ambisyon sa buhay. When we meet again, separated na sila ng husband niya and she’s facing a big problem with a dead woman who is haunting her, so tutulungan ko siya.”  

He met Juday again at the look-test and pictorial for the movie. 

“I’m amazed kasi ang appearance niya, she looks the same as ten years ago when we worked together. Hindi talaga nagbago. 

"Pati ang ugali niya, ganun pa rin, very warm so I really look forward to shooting ‘Mrs. Winters’ with her in Canada. I’m sure may matututuhan uli ako from her.” 

What’s the most scary movie he has seen? 

“When I was 11 years old, I saw a film about astronauts on a rescue mission that really scared me, ‘Event Horizon’.  

"Everyone is recommending for me to watch ‘The Shining’, but I haven’t seen it. Of the horror movies I’ve seen, I like ‘The Sixth Sense’, ‘Shutter’, ‘The Ring’ and on TV, the ‘Black Mirror’ series.”   

Everyone knows he’s on with former Miss Universe Catriona Gray and there was a report that they’re already married. So what’s the real score between them?  

“That’s fake news,” he says laughing. “Someone called her Mrs. Catriona Gray-Milby as a host sa Miss Universe and so people thought kasal na kami, which is definitely not true.” 

But does he feel that Cat is “the one” for him? 

“Yes, I do believe so. But we have no concrete wedding plans yet. We still have other plans na hindi pa nangyayari. 

"You have to really plan well before settling down. I’ll be 39 this year and most of my friends are already married. 

"But I don’t want to be pressured just because they have families of their own. I think it’s going to be worth all the wait.” 

Cat is 29 and there’s a ten-year difference in their relationship. Is this an impediment to getting married? 

“Not really. May age gap kami, but para ngang mas batang isip pa ako kaysa sa kanya. 

"She’s very mature for her age, she’s very ambitious, she’s very matalino and very family oriented. 

"We get along very well, we haven't had any big conflicts at all. More than anything else, we’re best friends. We’ll just wait for God’ right time for us.”