Cathy Garcia Airs Her Side On “Degrading” Forevermore Talent In An Interview

The internet was ablaze with actress Rossellyn Domingo’s open letter on social media, which was addressed to “Forevermore” director Cathy Garcia-Molina, and included a copy of the complaint sent to ABS-CBN by her boyfriend, UP history professor Alvin Campomanes.

Cathy Garcia Molina interview Tito Boy

While the esteemed director has kept quiet for the most part as the issue boiled over, direk Cathy has finally broken her silence in an interview with Boy Abunda, released only for the web. The said interview was uploaded on the official ABS-CBN Youtube page.

Here are some highlights of the interview:

On direk Cathy’s cursing:

“I admit nagmumura po ako. I admit nagkamali po ako. I never lied. I turned into a monster—with all good intensions na mapaganda ang show. Pero ilagay sana natin sa konteksto.

 “Mali, mali ang magmura. Pero sana ilagay natin [ang sitwasyon] sa konteksto.”

On what happened on set:

Hindi rin kasi nakalagay sa letter ilang beses siya nagkamali. Hindi rin naman nakalagay sa letter ilang beses paulit-ulit kunan yun. Hindi nakalagay sa letter anong senaryong bumabalot, kung bakit ako nakarating sa ganoong emosyon. I admit, nagkamali ako. I admit nagmumura po ako... With all good intentions of course, of sana mapaganda yung show, mapaarte yung artista, makuha ang kailangan para maging maganda yung show.”

On apologizing and treating extras:

“Lagi sa bawat project, nakataya ang leeg ko. Minsan siguro mahirap lang talaga Tito Boy sa pagtaya ng leeg na yun, mahirap na hindi magalit at magsalita ng masakit. At kung nagawa ko man, I am sorry to all those I have offended.”

“Had I known [he got offended], I would have said sorry. It’s not hard for me to say sorry and accept my mistake.”

“Dito sa industriya natin, hindi ko sinasabi na itinatama natin ang pagmumura. Pero dito sa atin may ibang kahulugan ang pag mumura. Hindi na siya mura to degrade, to humiliate or to insult anyone.”

“And yet hindi ko itinatama. Alam kong nagkamali ako. Kayang-kaya kong mag-apologize. Kayang-kaya ko, hindi niya pala alam ang lengwahe ng industriyang ito. Kung nalaman ko lang, right away I would have gone to him and said, ‘sorry hindi ka pala sanay.’”

“Nagsimula ako sa simulang-simula. Dumating ako sa industriyang ito walang kaalam-alam. It took these people, these good people to teach me. But I’ve had my share of those cursing and humilating words.”

On whether her actions would have changed had she known Campomanes was a professor:

“No. Pero magbabago dahil kung malalaman kong bago siya. Magbabago kung nalaman ko na baguhan siya, kasi maghahaba ang pasensiya ko para sa kanya.

Direk Cathy also said that she is open to meeting Rossellyn and Alvin to clear the air, and hopes that they can forgive each other.

You can watch the entire interview below:

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