The bad boy will be no longer part of the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Nilalang” due to his wife’s condition.
Robin Padilla, suppose pair former Japanese AV Idol Maria Ozawa for the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival entry titled “Nilalang”, however he decided to back out due to his wife Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla’s condition. The entry is one of the eight movies chosen to be part of the 2015 MMFF.
Maria Ozawa, a 29 year-old Japanese actress, model and former AV idol already visited the Philippines in July to promote the movie with Robin. However, Padilla announced that he will be having a twin with his wife Mariel, he then decided to back out from the movie “Nilalang”.
Haunted Tower Pictures stated, “The film tackles the underbelly of corrupt Philippine cops with the Japanese ‘Yakuza’ and its links to a centuries’ old curse that may be be responsible for the spate of serial killings happening in Manila.”
In the statement of Padilla’s manager Betchay Vidanes saying, “I would like to let you know that this decision making process has been very hard as Mr. Padilla’s reputation shows that he has the highest regards for those he commits to work with.”, “His withdrawal is due to the fact of needing to attend to his wife Mariel [Rodriguez], as she is experiencing a delicate pregnancy.”
“It is with great regret that we have to inform all that due to extenuating personal circumstances, Mr. Robin Padilla has had to make the decision to withdraw from the film. I would like to let you know that this decision making process has been very hard as Mr. Padilla’s reputation shows that he has the highest regards for those he commits to work with. But his withdrawal is due to the fact of needing to attend to his wife Mariel, as she is experiencing a delicate pregnancy. Mariel is currently pregnant with triplets, and also suffered a miscarriage in March of this year,” in the statement.
Robin Padilla, 45 year-old Filipino actor, film director, screenwriter, producer and a martial artist is commonly known as the “Bad Boy”. He is both matinee idol and a cultural icon. He comes from a family of celebrities, reason that acting and showbiz are not new to him. His father Casimiro Padilla, Sr.,was a film director, served as vice-governor of Camarines Norte in the 1970s and assemblyman in the 1980s, and his mother was an actress. His three of his siblings Rustom, Rommel, and Royette were also actors.
Padilla is a great actor in Philippine Cinema, however he had some accident met during his shooting. He had worst accident during the scene of Utol Kong Hoodlum, a blast that burned him literally and left a scars in his abdomen and arms.
He also appeared in many movies and shows in ABS-CBN, including Pwedeng Pwede, Basta’t Kasama kita. In 2005, two movies such as Kulimlim and “La Visa Loca” and received Best Actor honors in the 2006 Urian Awards. Later on, he transferred to GMA Network after his contract with ABS-CBN and starred in series Asian Treasures.
He returned to Kapamilya Network in 2010, and starred in Toda Max in 2011. Aside from his acting career, Padilla is also an anti-malaria advocate since 2004. He appealed for media support for his cause against the disease in the press briefing of Department of Health’s ‘Movement Against Malaria’.
He converted Islam while serving a two-year prison sentence for illegal weapons possession, and married Liezl Sicangco in a Muslim ceremony at the New Bilibid Prison social hall but released in 1998 by Fidel Ramos. He had four children with former wife Liezl, 19 August 2010, he and Mariel Rodriguez were married at the Taj Mahal in India. They met in the noon time game show Wowowee where they were both host.
Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla, 31 year-old, a Filipina commercial model, endorser, television host, VJ, and actress. Started her career at the age of 15, she was a model of commercials and advertisements, including Clean & Clear. After she had broke up with actor Marudo,2010, she admitted to dating Robin Padilla. In March 2015, Rodriguez revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage, which would have been her first child with Padilla and now expecting of twin. IMAGE/Rappler