One of Marian Rivera-Dantes’ dreams before becoming an actress was to become a teacher.
Marian was so impressed with the teachers when she was still a kid, so she thought that she would grow up as a teacher.
But even though the direction of Marian’s life steered differently, her fascination for teachers still does not seem to falter so the new GMA-7 primetime series Super Ma’am is perfect for her.
Marian said that through Super Ma’am, she hopes to create awareness of the underrated value of our dear teachers. She hopes to show that teachers are meant to be treated with respect and love. Afterall, they stand as our second parents.
“Itong Super Ma’am, para ito sa mga teacher na dedicated sa trabaho nila, at walang sawang mahalin at turuan ang mga estudyante nila,” Marian said at the Super Ma’am press launch at Le Reve Events Place.
Marian’s character in Super Ma’am is the cute Miss Minerva Henerala. She said overall, her character is great because even though her students are criticizing her and bullying her, she is still a dedicated teacher.
She shared that Minerva is a type that does not give up. She’s passionate about teaching so she’ll do everything she can to teach her students and she will not give up even when the students do not listen to her.
Minerva also does not lose hope.
“Kaya hanga ako sa mga teachers natin kasi hindi madali ang magturo ng maraming bata sa isang araw. Tapos uuwi ka pero tuloy pa rin ang trabaho mo bilang teacher.
“Walang pahinga at iyon si Minerva sa Super Ma’am.”
But Minerva was not a simple teacher. She got super powers when she once bit a monster called Tamawo.
Because of the extraordinary power she has acquired, she became a superhero of in her place which was infested by Tamawos.
Marian is no longer new in being a super hero since she played Darna in the GMA-7 remake and became Super Inday for the 2010 Super Inday and the Golden Bibe movie.
She said she misses being a superhero. She missed the fight scenes that she used to do.
Sabi ko nga, parang ang daming flashback sa akin kapag nakikipag-fight scene ako.
“Siyempre, hindi ko makakalimutan yung pagiging Darna ko noon. Kung ano ang naging training ko noon as Darna, mas doble o triple pa yata ngayon kasi may mga bagong fight techniques tayo dito sa Super Ma’am.
“Ginagawang biktima kasi ng mga Tamawo rito ay ang mga bata sa school. Kaya sila ang pinoprotektahan ni Super Ma’am,” she shared.
Marian’s leading man on Super Ma’am is newcomer Fil-American model-turned-actor Matthias Rhoads.
They also share the same birthday (August 12). Marian is delighted to have Matthias speak Tagalog straight.
“Nose bleed kapag kinakausap namin siya!” tawa pa ni Marian.
“Pero in fairness, may effort siya na matutunan ang Tagalog.
“Mahilig siyang magtanong at makikita mo na nagta-try siya.
“Nag-post nga siya sa Instagram at ang caption niya Tagalog.
Marian Rivera-Dantes concluded that she is excited to hear Matthias speak well in Tagalog.