Talent manager Ogie Diaz denied the claims of Careless CEO Jeffrey Oh that former Kapamilya actress Liza Soberano received an invitation from Marvel to audition for ‘Spider-man.’
On March 8, Jeffrey said that Marvel had offered Liza to audition for the role of MJ, the partner of Peter Parker in the said movie.
The role was now taken by international celebrity Zendaya.
“Liza was offered to audition for that role. They reached out [to] her to audition, and she was not allowed because she had to do the same thing she’s always been doing. I really shouldn’t have said that. But it’s the truth,” Jeffrey said.
However, in his online program, Ogie said there’s no truth to his claims by Jeffrey.
He also challenged the businessman to release proof that Liza really received an invitation from the media giant.
“As far as we know, walang imbitasyon mula sa Marvel.” said Ogie. “At ‘yan ay sinegundahan ni Liza. Kaya hindi ko alam saan nanggagaling si Mr. Jeffrey,”
“Kaya nga hinihingan ko ng resibo, kasi pag may resibo e makapag-sorry kami kay Liza. Sino ba naman ang ayaw — lead ‘yun, ano? Hollywood movie ‘yun, na pangarap ni Liza. Pero wala nga pong imbitasyon… Bakit namin hindi ia-allow ang bata diba?” he added.
He said that Liza should communicate with her new management so they would avoid releasing contradicting statements in the future.
“Dahil sa statement na ‘yan, binash ng binash si Liza, ginawang ilusyunada si Liza.. Diyos ko naman hindi naman starlet si Liza, sikat naman siya bakit siya kailangan dumaan sa ganitong ka-cheapan.” he said.
As of writing, the new management of Liza has yet to release response to the comments of Ogie.