Marian Rivera is undoubtedly a big star. She may be hailed as Kapuso Primetime Queen and is one of GMA-7’s brightest stars, but Marian Rivera does not hide the fact that she is a “proud probinsiyana.”
“Laking lola ako at di maiaalis sa akin yung pagiging laking lola ako. Probinsiyana ako,” explained the Super Ma’am actress, who is originally from Cavite.
[I grew up with my grandmother and I can’t take that away. I’m from the province.]
The press interviewed Marian during her launch as the new ambassador of Kultura in SM Makati last November 9.
Though she is very busy with being a hands-on mom, a caring wife to Dingdong Dantes and a very hectic showbiz schedule, Marian doesn’t lose sight of what’s important, which is keeping in touch with her family.
The GMA Superstar shared, “Nagkakaroon pa rin ako ng communication sa family, especially sa lola ko.
“Hindi nawala ang pagiging lola’s girl ko.
“Nandun pa rin talaga na kahit ano’ng mangyari, uuwi at uuwi pa rin ako sa probinsiya ko dahil do’n ako nagsimula,” continued the proud Caviteña.
[I still have communication with my family, especially my grandma. I am still a lola’s girl. It’s still there. No matter what happens, I will always come home to my province because that’s where I started.]
As a modern-day Filipina, Marian also keeps up with the evolving demands to make an impact and achieve her ambitions.
“Yung [pagiging] modern, e, dahil sa mga role ko din na ginampanan, siguro kailangan ko ring mag-evolve para sa sarili ko, para at least ma-achieve ang mga gusto kong pangarap.”
[Being modern is only because of the roles I played. I need to evolve for myself so I can at least achieve my dreams.]
Nevertheless, Marian, despite being ultimately popular among the youth generation of today, knows who she really is.
“Siguro ang pinakamaganda at pinanghahawakan ko, kung sino si Marian do’n sa probinsiya, siya pa rin hanggang ngayon.”
[I guess the most precious thing I hold on to is who I was as a girl from the province, it’s still the same Marian.]
With regard to her new endorsement, Marian could only be happy to lend her name to Kultura, which consists of products that celebrate the unique artistry and craftmanship of the Filipino.
“Ang gawang Pinoy, matibay. Kahit saan mo isabak, pwede mong ipagmalaki.
“So ako medyo strong ang personality ko at binabase ko ‘yan sa pagiging nanay ko.
“So swak naman talaga siya.
“‘Tsaka love ko ang mga gawang Pinoy.”
[Pinoy-made is quality. Wherever you put it to test, it will be something you can be proud of. I have a srong personality and I base my attitude as a mother on that. So, it really fits. I also love locally-made products.]