July 21, 2018, 7:13 pm
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Marian, Dingdong work together for ‘Tadhana’ anniversary

IT WAS a different kind of thrill for Marian Rivera to be directed by her husband Dingdong Dantes for the anniversary episode of “Tadhana.”

In the special episode, Marian brings to life the story of Jackie, an OFW who had to bear being away from her children to give them a good life by working in Bahrain during the ‘90s. Jackie was left alone to raise their family. When the opportunity to work as a domestic helper abroad came knocking on her door, she did not hesitate and accepted the job. It did not matter if this meant being separated from her kids. What was important was to give them a decent future. Little did she know that an ordeal awaited her in Bahrain.

Jackie’s employer was cruel. On top of the physical abuse she got, she was prohibited to go out or even use the phone to call her family. Except for letters, she had no way of communicating with her loved ones in the Philippines. She endured this for two years. But upon Jackie’s return to the Philippines, she learned that her family never received the money and letters she sent them and that the same people she worked hard for had turned their backs on her.

In its year-long run, the episode featuring Marian is the most “cinematic” of the stories featured. Dingdong admits that he had reservations accepting the rare chance of directing his wife but eventually took the project. “’Yung takot ko at ‘yung pag-iwas ko na idirek siya ay naging opportunity,” shared Dingdong in an interview with GMA News Online. “I saw a different kind of actress, a different kind of Marian. Mas na-appreciate ko siya bilang artista, bilang tao, bilang nanay, dahil ganu’n siya kaseryoso sa kaniyang [trabaho].”

The couple kept everything professional. Dingdong was the captain of the ship and Marian willingly followed his directions. Dingdong arrived earlier because he had an early call time, but they left the set together – tired and spent after a day’s work.

Marian said when Dingdong saw how exhausted she was after the shoot, she got a sweet kiss and a reassuring “good job” from her husband.

Although their experience working together was a good one, it will take some time before fans see the beautiful couple – who fell in love on the set of one of their shows – work together.

“Usapan na namin ni Dong ‘yun,” said Marian. Kailangan may maiwan kay Z.”

Family will always be first for Marian and Dingdong so the “Tadhana” anniversary episode is truly special because the Danteses make sure only one of them is busy with a project at a given time. In fact, Dingdong is set to do a GMA series soon, and only when his project is finished will Marian’s show start. 

And if she gets pregnant? Marian said she and Dingdong are fortunate because their home network understands that family takes priority over work. Aside from Z, according to Marian, they want four or five more little Dingdongs or little Marians.

“Two na si Z, so tama na ‘yung agwat,” said Marian.

In the meantime, there is a possibility she and Dingdong might end up having competing entries in the country’s most popular film festival – Metro Manila Film Festival. And of course, Marian has “Tadhana.” Since last year, “Tadhana” has shared inspiring stories of OFWs enduring hardships and overcoming challenges to be able to improve the lives of their families back home. Marian is grateful for the warm reception of viewers — especially of OFWs — to her program.

“Nagpapasalamat kami na patuloy na sinusubaybayan ng televiewers ang aming episodes tuwing Sabado,” she said. “Ako mismo nai-inspire tuwing mababasa ko ang script ng bawat episode. At nakatataba ng puso na isang taon na tayong nagbibigay ng leksyon at inspirasyon sa ating mga kababayan—para mag-ingat sila sa pag-a-apply nila ng trabaho sa ibang bansa at magkaroon ng katuparan ang pangarap nila sa buhay. Sa ating mga kababayang OFW, saludo po kami sa inyong pagsisikap para maitaguyod ang inyong mga mahal sa buhay.”
GMA Public Affairs’ weekly drama anthology “Tadhana” airs every Saturday, June 23
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