Former GMA-7 talent turned ABS-CBN actor Ian Batherson feels grateful to be given the chance to work with Marian Rivera and Ai-Ai delas Alas.
The StarStruck alumnus is cast in the upcoming action-comedy film Kung Fu Divas.
On working with Marian, Ian comments: "It's really inspiring and also parang it just makes me happy that I can work with somebody that high up in the industry. Of course, all the guys love her and it's an honor."
He continues: "It's a dream come true kasi [Marian] is such an icon in Filipino showbiz, isang malaking honor sa buhay ko to work with her and hopefully in the years to come I can also work with others pa."
Ian is overwhelmed by the fact that he got to shoot a movie with Marian, who was named Sexiest Woman in the Philippines in 2008 by FHM even before she graced the cover of the men's magazine.
What was it like to see two big stars of rival networks working together? "Magkaibang network sila, you have two different pegs, e: one is really bubbly, charismatic, very funny in a good way, a very entertaining comedian and then you have you know like a...," Ian pauses here, clearly trying to find the right words.
"Sex symbol...you have this like, what's the way to put it, you just have this, she's just one..." Ian tries to recover, while still smiling.
"She is very nice and she's very iba talaga ang dating, one is wacky but fun and then everybody loves her and then you have this sexy star that's very you know, she can act, she's beautiful, she can dance, she's so talented.
Ian commends the fact that Marian and Ai-Ai were able to work on one project even though they come from rival networks. "I think it's great they can work together for this project and hopefully more to come."
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