Erik, repentant, calls Boy Abunda
Malaya Business Insight
MARIO BAUTISTA – November 14, 2011
‘Basta I realized despite what happened that Tito Boy really loves me not just as a talent manager but as a son, as a friend. – Erik Santos’
SO how did Erik Santos patch things up with ex-manager Boy Abunda who was so mad with him? “I went to his house and we talked for three hours, settled everything. Nagkalinawan kami, okay na uli kami ngayon,” he said at the presscon of “The Little Mermaid” that starts showing at the Meralco Theater starting Nov. 18. “I won’t go into details anymore kung anong napag-usapan namin. Basta I realized despite what happened that Tito Boy really loves me not just as a talent manager but as a son, as a friend. Ganundin naman ako sa kanya, kaya hindi naging mahirap ang pag-uusap namin. I now acknowledge that he’s really a blessing in my life.”
So what did he learn from it?
“Na kung may gusto kang sabihin, diretso mo na lang dun sa tao kaysa padaanin mo pa sa iba. Also, I got to know who my real friends are and Tito Boy is surely one of them.”
And what has he learned starring in his first musical play?
“As a theater artist, iba ‘yung atake at discipline. Dito, walang take 2, hindi ka puede mag-adlib. What you rehearse, dapat ‘yun lang ang gawin mo kasi sukat ang lahat, lalo na when you sing. Walang teleprompter dito so I memorized all the songs by heart. I salute our directors, Bobby Garcia and Chari Arespacochaga, they helped me pati sa dancing, pati ‘yung pagkabulol ko when I speak in English, naalis nila. At saludo rin ako kay Rachelle Ann Go as The Little Mermaid. Sobrang galing niya and she inspires me to also give my best.”
For tickets to “The Little Mermaid,” call Atlantis Productions at 892-7078, 840-1187.