Saturday, May 20, 2017

Why Ai Ai De Las Alas & Mother Lily Monteverde Cried Buckets Of Tears At 'Our Mighty Yaya' Victory & Thanksgiving Presscon

AI AI DE LAS ALAS became emotional at the thanksgiving lunch given by Regal’s Mother Lily Monteverde for the big success of “Our Mighty Yaya”. She’s so happy that she just won an international acting award for the drama she did last year, “Area”, and she now has a bonafide box office hit in “Our Mighty Yaya”.

“A few years ago, dumaan talaga ako sa maraming trials,” she recalls. “Namatay ang mother ko, nahiwalay ako sa asawa, nag-flop ang movie ko (the one with Kim Chiu) at wala akong ginagawa. Gusto ko nang mag-abroad kasi walang kumukuha sa’kin dito. Sasama na lang ako sa mga anak ko roon. I questioned si Lord, what did I do wrong at nangyayari sa’kin ito? Na-feel ko ang sagot niya, ‘Anak, maghintay ka lang sa tamang panahon.’ At yun na nga, binabalik niya ngayon. Biglang pinatawag ako ni Mrs. Tony Tuviera. Nag-sign up ako sa GMA-7. May hit TV shows akong ‘Sunday Pinasaya’ at ‘Hay Bahay’. May hit movie rin ako ngayon. Nanalo pa ko ng acting awards abroad. So yung nawala kong kumpiyansa sa sarili ko, naibalik na at salamat kay Mother Lily at sa daughter niyang si Roselle na patuloy na naniwala sa akin. Kaya ako naiiyak, kasi may mga tumutulong pa rin sa akin para makapag-stay ako sa showbiz.”

At this point, Mother Lily butts in. She’s also crying and cracks a joke to lighten things up. “Thank you, Ai Ai, for making me rich again. I’m rich again because of you!”

Mother Lily said “Our Mighty Yaya” earned P35 million on its first week of shooting. “Honest yan, walang padding. Tapos, itong second week, ang lakas-lakas pa rin. Mas dumarami ang nanonood dahil sa good word of mouth endorsement.”


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