Diamond Star Maricel Soriano said that she doesn’t really care about some new artists now who do not show any respect to veteran actors and actresses.
In an interview with Ogie Diaz, Maricel said that her era was different where new actors and actresses were required to greet their colleagues who started their careers before them.
That’s why she understood some artists that complained about the attitude of the new artists of this generation.
It can be recalled that megastar Sharon Cuneta shared a story where an actor didn’t even greet her when they cross paths.
“Meron kasing nakakalungkot—minsan nasasalubong namin noon sa [ABS-CBN] corridor. Pagdaan feeling ko, ‘Kamag-anak kaya ni boss Gabby [Lopez] ‘yon?’ Parang Lopez kung umarte, daig pa ‘yung mga Lopez. Si Don [Geny Lopez] nga bumabati kahit sa janitor.” Sharon said.
‘Yung mga bata ngayon, makasalubong mo lang face to face, parang dinaanan nila poste lang. Hindi naman ako nag-eexpect ng anything, just a little. ‘Yung parang kahit walang hello, smile lang.” she added.
Maricel said that she’s just ignoring those artists saying that they’re not worth paying attention to.
“Sinabi ko sa sarili ko, ayokong ma-stress sa ganyan. Number one, hindi ko naman kayo kilala. Bakit ko naman i-stress-in ang sarili ko? Now, if you come to me and you tell me who you are, ganyan-ganyan, and then I will entertain you. But then, in the meantime, if you are not coming to me and say, ‘Hello,’ e di, wala ka rin mapapala sa aking, ‘Hi.’” she said.
She also gave a piece of advice to the new actors and actresses.
“Dapat alam niyo yung pinasok niyong industriya. Dapat malaman niyo kung sino itong mga tao behind bago pa lang kayo pumasok dito. Saka hindi ito laro. Ito ay trabaho,” she said.