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Thursday, January 24, 2013

philSTAR.com: Anne of a Thousand Hits


Before the whole brouhaha escalates into the Third World War, I deem it wise to put things in the proper perspective.

At the outset, I want to apologize to the Honorable Senators for unwittingly stealing (part of the) thunder from them…sorry POE!

And, most importantly, I want to make it clear that I hold no grudge against or any resentment toward Anne Hathaway. I still love her dearly, even if she made me cry (no, not during the Les Miserables junket in Tokyo first week of December last year but) over her heart-wrenching I Dreamed a Dream scene in the movie for which, as the whole world knows, she lost 25 pounds. She plays Fantine with her body and soul, giving her all to the role once played by her mom, Kate Mc-Cauley Hathaway, during the musical’s national tour, doesn’t she?

Our Les Miz encounter was the second. The first was in 2004 in L.A. during the junket for Princess Diaries where the great Julie Andrews played Anne’s grandmother. At that time, Anne was not yet the big star that she is now, made even bigger by her recent Golden Globe Best Supporting award (yes, for Les Miz). She was as sweet and as adorable as the Princess of Genovia that she played in Diaries, although not as regal as Miss Julie who, I noticed, was just as queenly off camera, addressing by their first names the media guys during the round-table interview with a friendly smile (she politely requested everybody to introduce themselves before the interview) and taking her cup of tea with the daintiness of a lady to the manner born.

The Anne Hathaway Les Miz TV interview (as differentiated from the print interview) came out edited in Startalk two Saturdays ago, together with those of her Les Miz co-stars Amanda Seyfried (as the adult Cosette) and Hugh Jackman (as Jean Valjean), three weeks after the airing of my TV interviews (also edited) with Les Miz co-producer Cameron Mackintosh and director Tom Hooper. Nice guys, those two, very engaging and very accommodating, answering the questions with unbridled enthusiasm.

When the unedited Anne interview came out on philstar.com last week, I never imagined that it would generate that kind of reaction from netizens around the world, in the process polarizing them into pros and cons, with each side trying to drive home its point with unfathomable passion. We reviewed the tape before uploading it and, honestly, we didn’t find anything wrong with it. In fact, being used to interviewing Hollywood stars for more than two decades now, I found it more amusing than anything.
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As soon as Anne and I sat down for the TV interview at a suite of the posh Ritz Carlton in Roponggi Hills, we swapped “Hi’s!” I gave her a copy of The STAR which carried my 2004 Princess Diaries with her. Anne took a quick look at it and said, “Oh, memories, memories!” and put the paper aside. I was overwhelmed by her big, beautiful eyes that highlighted her face framed by a very becoming cropped hairdo. Yes, aside from losing weight, she also lost some of her hair for Fantine (the same role played by Lea Salonga in the musical’s stage version, only a few years after she had played Eponine [played by Samantha Barks in Les Miz the movie], the only actress I know who has played both roles).
My two Conversations with Anne, first in 2004 for Princess Diaries where she played the Princess of Genoa and in 2012 for Les Miserables where she plays the prostitute Fantine

Oh yes, without her being physically present, Lea became a part of my interview with Anne even if she was in the States. You see, before flying to Tokyo, I texted Lea if she wanted me to convey any message to Anne who was quoted in a December 2012 issue of Vogue magazine as saying, “First of all, it could never have compared with Patti LuPone or Lea Salonga, or even my mom, really: powerful singers with big, beautiful voices, I knew I could never offer that, but I also knew it wouldn’t be appropriate. If I went for sounding beautiful while looking like this tragic wreck, it would be ridiculous. And I saw an opportunity, because of the nature of film, to just go for it and let it be alive and present and raw.” (Like the rest of the actors in the movie, Anne sang live during the shoot, with the musical background put it later.)

Lea texted this message, “Just say thank you to Anne for me for that Vogue shoutout. Show her this text and maybe she’ll give you a hug, hehehehe!” Well, I didn’t get “a hug” from Anne, not that I was hoping for it.

During the TV interview (limited to no more than five minutes), I usually ask the star interviewees standard questions with expectedly not too long answers, such as, 1). How did you prepare for the role, 2). How are you similar to or different from your role? and 3). Could you invite your fans (in the Philippines) to watch the movie? (After all, the junket is meant to promote the movie, isn’t it?). I reserve the rest of my questions for the round-table print interview.

I asked Amanda and Hugh the same questions and, in fairness to them, they didn’t find them “personal” and they proceeded to answer them during the free-flowing conversation, agreeing to invite their Filipino fans to watch Les Miz. I was surprised why Anne found “too personal” the questions about how she regained the 25 pounds that she had lost and how, for somebody perceived to lead a life of comfort and luxury, she was able to identify with Fantine who, in the Victor Hugo novel on which the musical was based, was driven by poverty to prostitution.

She perked up when I showed her Lea’s text message and launched into “praises to high heavens” for Lea. When she gave me back my cellphone, I accidentally dropped it, prompting Anne to exclaim, “Be careful!”

I felt that she wasn’t in the mood during the interview. I learned later that the other Asian journalists (from Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tokyo, etc.) felt the same way, recalling their own separate encounters with Anne. “She seemed not to be in a good mood,” said one. “She was a bit rude, wasn’t she?” said another. “I used to love her, but not anymore,” said still another journalist. To appease everybody, I said, “I think she’s suffering from jetlag because she flew in from the States!” (During the print interview, asked if she was jetlagged, Anne said with a wide smile, “No. Jetlag is only a state of mind.”)

What happened during the print interview a few hours later was another story that doesn’t need to be told.

Anyway, being a computer-semi-illiterate (even if I have a mini iPad and I am typing this story on my office computer…that’s the only thing I know about the computer…typing my story!), I haven’t been aware of the heated exchange on The Net; I learn about it only from friends who continue to text me. I heard that the website has been getting thousands of hits, so thank you POE! Commented Tempo’s Ronald Constantino, “Much ado about nothing!”

So, how do I feel about Anne Hathaway’s attitude during the TV interview? Was I offended? No, I wasn’t. Was I “intrusive”? I don’t think so. Did I find her “rude”? Hmmmm, only a bit, although I must say that (ehem!) the more than 200 other Hollywood stars I have interviewed were absolutely more delightful, far nicer and totally engaging. I remember what Harrison Ford said when Kris Aquino and I interviewed him in 1997 in Hawaii for Six Days, Seven Nights (with Anne Heche as his leading lady), after I mentioned that he was reported to be media-shy, “I flew all the way from the US Mainland for this junket so I have to be nice to (the media) because you are the stars’ conduit to the public.”

Believe me, I repeat, I found the whole Anne Hathaway experience simply amusing. No kidding!

Now, given a chance, would I ever interview Anne Hathaway again? By all means, yes!

But next time, I would remember to ask her only “not personal” questions such as, 1). What’s your favorite color?, 2). What’s your favorite song, and 3). What’s your favorite pet?, but never, never, a question like “What did you have for breakfast today?” because she might find it “too personal.”

Meanwhile, excuse me while I rush to a theater nearby to watch Les Miz again, and cry some more over Anne’s I Dreamed a Dream scene.

(Note: The title of today’s piece was inspired by the Genevieve Bujold starrer Anne of a Thousand Days in which she played Anne Boleyn who was ordered beheaded by King Henry VIII.)

(E-mail reactions at entphilstar@yahoo.com. You may also send your questions to askrickylo@gmail.com. For more updates, photos and videos visit www.philstar.com/funfare or follow me on www.twitter/therealrickylo.)

Source: philSTAR.com

104 comments:

  1. Looks to me that Ricky Lo has a ghostwriter. He doesn't sound the same as he writes, very glaring. Aminin!

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    1. Tomoh! Mali yung diction and grammar nya when he's talking and yet ang galing nya as a writer/columnist..

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    2. Why can't he talk as taray as he writes? Obvious ba na ang galing ng writer nya? If I were him, he should be learn how to be articulate man lang and updated with what's going on around him. Haller! Tumanda ka na sa industry yet you're still a mediocre!!

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    3. Not necessarily. Some people are more proficient in written English than spoken english

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    4. Exactly! This article was his last saving grace from his (or her) oh-so-embarrassing interview pero he (or she) still chose to be sarcastic. Naku, Ricky, mah dahling. Anne is the bigger star no. Kahit starlet status nga, di mo naabot. Besides, column writers such as you are a bunch of paid hacks anyway.

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    5. Anonymous January 24, 2013 at 3:23 AM

      I agree. Mas napagiisipan kasi ang isusulat kesa sa sasabihin. Pwede bang i-edit lagi.

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    6. Kahit pagisipan ang isusulat, somehow the way one talks will show on how one writes. Look at Julie Yap, Jessica Zafra, Rina Jimenez, Nestor Torre. Even Butch F., Dolly Ann isama na si Christy F. Alam mo sila nagsulat ng columns nila dahil more or less, ganon sila magsalita.

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    7. I find it funny Anonymous 4:08, that you would compare Anne to Ricky in terms of who is the bigger star. Ricky never claimed to be bigger than Anne, nor does he show any inclination towards being a thespian like her. And just like Ricky, I'm sure there are a lot of writers here (me included) who are more articulate writing their thoughts than telling Ricky to his face what they think.

      So easy to judge people without looking at oneself. Ricky wrote this himself because just like in his columns, the English is not perfect, same as your English and mine. Wala naman talagang perfect, lahat sumasabit paminsan-minsan.

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    8. he's an editor, so i doubt kung may ghostwriter si Ricky Lo. meron naman mga tao na mas magaling mag-articulate ng kanilang thoughts through writing.

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    9. I agree with Anon 3:23 AM. Like a lot of people, I did not like how Ricky handled the interview, but don't bash him for his diction, I'd rather hear FILIPINOS speak English with diction of their native language than trying hard American accent ones.

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    10. It's either he has a ghost writer or he's just not good in speaking english. I have classmates that do not speak english well but if you read their articles, they are very well-written.

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  2. Good. Very proffesional nman tong si ricky lo in fairness,

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    1. Panu naging professional eh ang dami nyang pailalim na suntok sa article na toh? Lalo na yung paragraph about breakfast being a personal question. Napakasarcastic tapos kungwari humble kuno. Ang dami niyang patama kay anne while tinatry nya iangat sarili niya (example yung sabi nya baka jetlagged tapos later on may iaadd syang quote na sinabi ni anne hindi sya jetlagged na para bang may pinalalabas si lo). Tsaka this whole article screams in denial. He saw nothing wrong sa interview when lahat ng netizens saw otherwise. So meaning bulag tayo? I get it napahiya siya kaya siya magsusulat ng ganitong article na di raw sya affected pero turn off ako sa mga pailalim na suntok at sa lame way nya of covering his ass. Sana tumahimik na lang siya at baka naawa pa ako sa kanyo kaso ang bitter niya.

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    2. I don't see anything wrong with the interview as well until the latter part particularly on the part wherein Lo is asking Anne to give out a message to Lea and letting Anne invite Filipino viewers to watch LeMiz.

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    3. I think he was trying to be funny. It's not sarcasm, it's irony. Also, I don't think he needs our pity. As a writer, PhilStar probably asked him to redeem himself through this article. It's called damage control. What did you want him to say anyway? That he sucked, and he'd never write again because of the embarrassment? We all noticed his fumbling attempt to interview a star, but forgave Anne her bad manners because she was a big star? So asan ang values natin?

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    4. @9:46 he could've been gracious and redeemed himself without resorting to sarcasm (btw, the article is sarcastic not ironic).

      "I was surprised why Anne found “too personal” the questions about how she regained the 25 pounds that she had lost and how, for somebody perceived to lead a life of comfort and luxury, she was able to identify with Fantine who, in the Victor Hugo novel on which the musical was based, was driven by poverty to prostitution." - he should've read zafra's take para magets nya anong mali sa nangyari. tsk tigas ulo.

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    5. hay naku... you can't teach old dogs new tricks talaga. instead na i-accept ang pagkakamali and move on, nagpapalusot pa!

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  3. Hahaha! Matuto sana sya ng leksyon.. I agree about the comment about ghost writer.. Kasi kung ganun sya ka bubbly or well verse during the interview then it will never happen di ba? Magaling ka pala mag sulat why you cant translate it during the interview?

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  4. Also.. Sabi nga nya almost 200 international stars na na interview nya? Dapat naman eh lumi level up na skills nya as a reporter.. Hindi yung parang si kim chui lang ang kausap nya... Kaloka sya to the max!

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    1. Yun nga. Second time na pala nya na-interview si anne, eh sana nag-level up na siya sa pagtatanong nya. Parang second time nyo na mag-date, tapos nasa "what's your favorite color" pa rin kayo? Geez!

      Saka, hoong taray ng lola ricky, parang sumo-sotto lang. Hay naku, when will these people take responsibility for the things they do? Geez. Pwede naman kasing sabihin lang na, "if I had offended anyone, i'm sorry, that was not my intention." Jusme, gaano ba kahirap sabihin yun? Ni hindi nga nakakababa ng pagkatao yun. Kaloka!!!

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    2. Ahhh, so pag si Kim Chiu lang ang iniinterview, ok lang to suck at interviewing ganon ba? Di naman ako fan ni Kim, nagkataon lang siya ang example dito. Hirap naman sating pinoy, sobra sampalataya sa hollywood stars. Pag pinoy na talent lang kausap, ok na maging palpak.

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    3. @9:48 i think what @1:39 meant was sa local showbiz kasi ok lang mga ganyang tanong na personal and medyo intrusive (basa ka ng pep makikita mo grabehan mga tanong like kungwari kung ikaw yung artista tapos yung ex mo nagdadate na ng iba tatanungin pa ikaw kung anon feeling mo). sa atin lang papasa mga ganyang tanong pero ako personally sana wag mga ganung tanong kasi nakakabobo eh. sa hollywood medyo ayaw kasi nila ng ganyan. cultural differences lang.

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  5. Good FP that you posted his side of the story --- now we can evaluate for ourselves if he was indeed incompetent or simply unlucky to catch her at her not-so-social mood...

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  6. nasanay na chipanga ang mga ini interview! walang ka dating dating mag interview at walang ka class class! kaka hiya!

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  7. I heard n may attitude problem tlga to c anne ... Marami xang bashers that even oscar is thinking twice kung ibigay sa knya oscar award. Ever heard of hathahaters

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    1. duh! sino bang artista walang haters?

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    2. Tama! @ Anon 4:48AM.

      Ika nga nila, "An apple may be the reddest and sweetest but not everyone eats apple."

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    3. as if affected si anne kung madaming sya haters! walang pakels ang mga yan basta sila ginagawa ang trabaho nila at bayad sila. ganun lng naman dapat.. trabaho lng walang personalan =)

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    4. anne does not care lalo pang she just won the globe awards and set to win another one at the oscars.

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    5. Epallang, your name suits you well!!!

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    6. People this days doesnt care about attitudes its all about beauty and fame #innergoddess

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  8. Sarcastic tone ng article.

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  9. Why do i sense that he is being defensive, sarcastic, and mayabang in this article?

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    1. yes! trying hard to save his glory ass from his kahihiyan!

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    2. because he was offended, disrespected and humiliated in the interview. of course, he wont admit. retaliation. human nature. everybody does, even nuns

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    3. yes napansin ko rin. the whole article was sarcastic tapos daming pailalim na suntok tungkol kay anne. grabe tong matandang toh di na lang naging humble sa naging experience nya. instead false humility pa nilabas. kala mo naman natuto na sya sa experience nya pero no basahin mo mga last few paragraphs. dinedefend pa nya na he asked the same questions sa ibang stars and di naman sila napersonalan. tapos wala naman daw mali sa tanong nya na "have you ever been purrrr" eh obvious naman na di nya kinonsider na sa ibang lahi rude ganyang questions, same with weight. naku philstar please lang, send someone else to do interviews with foreign artists. di marunong tong si lo maging sensitive sa kultura ng iba. please lang po.

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  10. ang mali kasi sa mga pinoy media natin everytime na may foreigners na iniinterview o pumupunta sa pinas e sinisingit ung mga pinoy artists na nakatikim ng international chuva! Gaya sa interbyung yan. isiningit ni ricky lo si lea salonga sabay pagpapakita message daw ni lea kay anne hathaway, buti ngat naging nice at accomodating ang aktres dito pero di man lang ba naisip ni ricky na what if na di pala talaga kilala ni anne si lea? Alan nating nanalo si lea sa tony award sa miss saigon at nagbida rin sa les mis at iba pang sikat na play pero hello!- hindi pa rin sya household name na katulad ni anne na isang s list hollywood actress no?!! (gayundin sina charice, cheesa etc) Punta kayo sa latin countries wiz k lang kung knows nila ang mga yaan!! At ang sisteng ricky lo, pagkatapos maBOG ang iba pa nyang tanong kay anne at nahulog pa yata ang kanyang phone, bigla ba naman nyang isinegwey uli si lea salonga? NAKAKALOKA at NAKAKAHIYA talaga!!!

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    1. omg nakakahiya talaga yung name-dropping na ginawa nya...

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  11. he is a far better writer than an interviewer / host. i hope he just sticks to what he is good at.

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    1. But that's because he has a ghostwriter. LOL

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  12. i agree with you Mr Lo. Anne was just plain rude. and discriminating. if you don't want to answer the questions, there's always a good way to dodge without being a bitch.

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    1. Eh di dapat pala di na nagsalita si Anne - kasi lahat ng questions ni ricky lo walang sense!!!!

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    2. Anonymous 5:27 AM, To borrow the words of @Superstarmarian, I know, right? Just like your comment, hahahaha:)

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    3. well, anne wasn't bitchy with the others so ibig sabihin may diperensya talaga itong si Lo!

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  13. Bakit naman yung isang interview ni Anne with another pinoy interviewer - okay naman! Very lively and game si anne! Si ricky lo, ano daw yung mga questions nya. His long experience in his so called industry seemed like he never learn any from it! Big DUH!

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    1. she wasnt having a bad day then.

      i noticed she was wearing a different clothes then and the background set was different.

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    2. pahingi link... gusto ko rin magcompare...

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  14. Ma'am Ricky Lo:

    JUST SHUT UP!!!

    (Hiyang-hiya na kaming mga Pinoy sa ginawa mo. Wag nang dagdagan pa.)

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  15. Ricky Lo is a good writer on paper a a bad host and interviewer in front of the cam. THAT'S FOR SURE!!!


    you can't haveit all...

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    1. I think he has a ghost writer. Shhhhh!!! :)

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  16. Sus. Tama ka na jan Ricky. Fancy english words won't ever mask the fact that you did a sucky job interviewing Anne. :))

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  17. I SMELL SARCASM!!!! :)

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  18. for me super galing ni Ricky Lo mag interview. expert talaga in print and telly media. nakaka inspire si Ricky Lo at super galing maginterview ng ibat ibang stars. truly world class si Ricky Lo.

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    1. nyahahaha! sarcastic comment for a sarcastic article! lovvvveee it!

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    2. Super like! :)

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    3. Pakilagyan nga ng LIKE button sa mga comments. Winner itetch!

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  19. Typical mediocre pinoy--oroud, sarcastic and defensive. How lame.

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  20. pansin ko lang.. bakit si RL pa ang mayabang.. imho.. i dont think AH was being rude.. she was just straight forward.. dapat nung una pa lang na di sya comfortable sa tanong about her mom.. RL couldve took a hint na ayaw ni AH ng ganung questions.. at nagisip ng iba.. kung magaling sya talaga.. sana nakaisip agad ng ibang tanong.. instead of the Qs na sinabi nya na madalas nyang tinatanong.. in other words.. di sya nag stick sa script nya or sa notes nya.. he shouldve stick to asking about the movie.. obviously si AH is so proud sa movie.. dapat dun na lang sya nag stick sa interview nya.. para naging masaya pa ang conversation nila.. di yung hihingi sya ng message for lea.. di naman si lea bida ng movie.. at sana di sya tingin ng tingin sa phone nya.. now that's being rude.. may kausap ka.. tingin ka ng tingin sa phone mo.. buti sana kung kapitbahay mo lang kausap mo.. plus the recorder he was holding was annoying as well..

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    1. Whats the point of interviewing a star kung iisipin m lgi kung anu ayaw nya sagutin.. Being a reporter/journalist he hascthe right to ask something that is worth knowing...

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    2. Kung maxadong picky or touchy ung star in answering the question then she wont b obliged to answer it but dont take it against the interviewer... Hirap kc sating mga pinoy maxado tayong starstruck kc c anne hathaway un so she should always be treated specially ... Disregarding the not so good manners that she displayed... D n tlga maalis ang colonialism satin

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    3. Epallang, you obviously don't know the right way of interviewing

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    4. Maybe i don't know the right way of interviewing because its not my field im a nursing graduate but im basing from my human behavior and values education class

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    5. Yah uyou know the right way of interviewing and ricky lo didnt right? That made sense #sarcasticme

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    6. Corerct Epallang.. Yung iba kasi hndi na nakita yung pagiging rude ni Anne dahil lang si Anne yun. Yupz, may palpak talaga si RL sa ibang question nya lalo na yung give a msg to Lea - that was so inappropriate dahil wala naman si Lea sa movie at ni hindi naman super close si Anne at Lea para sa msg.. Pero yung last na sinabi ni Anne kay RL abt "why don't you invite them" I think that was rude. I don't really like Anne as an actress and I like her even less ngayon dahil sa pinakita nyang hindi magandang asal. If she's not comfortable with the questions then she should have relayed it to RL politely. I think naman that no one would like to be treated the way Anne treated RL eh diba?

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  21. Duh claiming hundreds of Hollywood stars ang nainterview how come he doesnt know how to ask the right questions to Anne to think na alam pala nya wala sa mood si anne.

    His column shows in denial sya. cant accept criticism. in short ngmenopause na si Ricky lowlowlow.. for sure affected yan di lang nya aaminin hahaha

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  22. anne might be hormonal at that time

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    1. i don't think so. ricky lo was just plain irritating.

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  23. So sa more than "200" hollywood (if totoo) na ininterview nya he always ask those generic questions??? and personal question na non related sa pinopromote na movie or show ng iniinterview nya???

    This article is so LAME and Dumb!!! daming pabula at kolorete! kakairita basahin!!! as if he is writing a poet pa ang peg!!!

    The main point lang Ricky sa susunod stick to the movie wag kana mag feeling close at echosera!!! ngongo at bulol kana nga mag english pati sa pagsusulat mo nakakairita sa kaartihan mo!!!

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    1. HAHAHAHAHA!!! GIGIL NA GIGIL?? Pero I agree with everything you said :)))

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    2. Stick to writing na lang, Ricky.

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  24. Mr? Ricky Lo, piece of advice, before you start interviewing celebs please, dont bring your cphone or atleast put in inside your pocket because most people find it very rude. No wonder Anne, wasn't in the good mood because of what you did not to mention your lame questions. Well, goodluck next time, hope this serves you a lesson.

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    1. onga tapos he was glancing at his cellphone pa minsan... siguro nababastusan si anne kaya nakadagdag sa pagkairritable nya that day...

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    2. Yes, it's considered here to keep looking at your phone while talking with another person

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  25. I agree parang may ghost writer si ricky lo. Maayos sha magsalita sa mga articles nya pero pag bumukas ang bibig mali mali english at diction

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    1. may mga taong magaling sumulat pero hirap iarticulate ang thoughts through spoken words. may mga tao namang magagaling magsalita pero pag pinagsulat, erratic ang grammar. nadadaan lang sa diction kaya magandang pakinggan. hindi nahahalata ang mali-maling grammar. =) walang ghostwriter si ricky lo. tamang hinala lang tlga ang mga tao, well, para i-prove sa mga sari-sarili nila na bob* si ricky lo at sila ang magaling, parang ikaw. LOL

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    2. to anon 10:15, i do agree that not everyone is good in public speaking, or speaking in general. but as ricky lo has stated in the article above, he has interviewed more than 200 hollywood actors, and that's excluding our local celebrities, shouldn't he be used to interviewing people already? shouldn't he have honed the craft of interviewing people, famous ones at that? just saying.

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  26. Whatever you say Ricky, the point is, you embarrassed yourself and most of us in that interview. And you continue to do so now with your arrogance and "amused" reaction. Tsk Tsk Tsk...

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    1. nagbubulag-bulagan si Ricky. I hate him more!

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  27. Oy, mag move on na kayo! Stop it already! Are you going to make himay pa the issue until gula gulanit na siya? Anne is already making another movie, RL has another blind item. Kayo nga mag interview! Ang gagaling nyo eh!

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  28. why do people here say ricky lo was sarcastic? asan yung pagiging sarcastic nya? i-explain na naman nya ang side nya. sabi nga nya sa sinulat nya, he usually ask more or less generic questions sa lahat ng mga ininterview nya. bakit yung iba naman ininterview nya ok naman? so ok lang maging sarcastic si anne pero si ricky lo hindi? double standard talaga tayong mga pinoy.

    at tayo pa talaga ang mahihiya kay anne? siya nga ang dapat ang mahiya sa atin. we are doing her a favor for sending someone to promote their movie. and what did we get in return? her bitchiness na masyadong dinidignify ng karamihan.






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    1. sige idigest natin paisa isa yung mga parinig nya at pagiging sarcastic nya:

      1.) She was as sweet and as adorable as the Princess of Genovia that she played in Diaries, although not as regal as Miss Julie who, I noticed, was just as queenly off camera, addressing by their first names the media guys during the round-table interview with a friendly smile (she politely requested everybody to introduce themselves before the interview) and taking her cup of tea with the daintiness of a lady to the manner born. - bakit may focus bigla kay julie andrews? may gustong iparinig?

      2.) Nice guys, those two, very engaging and very accommodating, answering the questions with unbridled enthusiasm. - patama #2

      3.) I asked Amanda and Hugh the same questions and, in fairness to them, they didn’t find them “personal” and they proceeded to answer them during the free-flowing conversation, agreeing to invite their Filipino fans to watch Les Miz. - patama #3

      4.) To appease everybody, I said, “I think she’s suffering from jetlag because she flew in from the States!” (During the print interview, asked if she was jetlagged, Anne said with a wide smile, “No. Jetlag is only a state of mind.”) - so ano gusto ni lo palabasin? bait-baitan pa kuno sabay may panama pala

      5.) Did I find her “rude”? Hmmmm, only a bit, although I must say that (ehem!) the more than 200 other Hollywood stars I have interviewed were absolutely more delightful, far nicer and totally engaging. - patama uli

      6.) “I flew all the way from the US Mainland for this junket so I have to be nice to (the media) because you are the stars’ conduit to the public.” - nyahaha nagparinig pa

      7.) But next time, I would remember to ask her only “not personal” questions such as, 1). What’s your favorite color?, 2). What’s your favorite song, and 3). What’s your favorite pet?, but never, never, a question like “What did you have for breakfast today?” because she might find it “too personal.” - eto na pinakasarcastic sa lahat

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    2. because Anne is very dear to the hearts of the Filipinos. And we simply love to hate Ricky Lo!

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    3. Nothing wrong with the interview, sabi ni Ricky Lo. If there was nothing wrong with the interview, hindi sana ganun reaction ni Anne H. Ang problema kasi hindi nakinig si Lo sa mga sagot ni Anne. The weight loss question- hindi nagresearch si Lo, sinabi na naman pala ni Anne na ayaw nyang pag usapan ang diet na yon dahil makakasama pag ginaya ng iba. Doon sa part about Lea, naging polite pa nga cya at all praise kay Lea kahit na inappropriate pag usapan yon sa interview nya. Sabi ni Anne H, I adore Lea...etc. Yon na ang pinakamessage nya para kay Lea, e hindi nakuha ni Lo yon. Kaya nang humingi sya ng msg para kay Lea sinabi ni Anne na we already talked about Lea. At doon sa statement ni Anne na, if you see me as an actress who sings, not as a singer... i might have been more impressive. Doon kita mo na feeling nya naicompare cya kay Lea. At saka doon sa question kung paano sya nakaidentify sa character na poor and opressed na lumaki naman syang mayaman, nakakainsulto yon para kay Anne. Para kasing sinabi na paano mo mabigyan ng justice ang role mo na hindi ka naman naging poor. Sinagot na rin kasi yon ni Anne nong sinabi nya nagresearch sya kung paano maging babae at sexslave noong 1800. Si Lo kasi atat lng syang makakuha ng msg para kay Lea. Hindi sya nagfocus doon sa subject nya kaya naging rude si Anne sa kanya. Buti na lng tinapos pa yong interview. Sabi pa ni Lo hindi raw sya naoffend kay Anne pero nilabas nyang nagreklamo din daw ang ibang reporters na may pagkabitchy si Anne. Indirect retaliation yon para kay Anne. Kung gustuhin pa ba nyang mainterview si Anne, by all means sabi nya. Ang malaking katanungan ay kung gusto pa bang magpainterview si Anne sa kanya. Di ba may kasabihan Mr. Lo na, you get what you give. Yon ang nangyari sa yo. Pag aralan mo yong interview ni Manny kay Anne.

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    4. To AnonymousJanuary 25, 2013 at 12:31 AM

      Pinag-aralan ko po yung interview. Personally I don't find anything personal sa mga tinanong ni Ricky Lo. Maybe that's just me because hindi rin naman ako ganun kasensitive na tao. At sabi mo pa nga indirect retaliation yung ginawa nya kay Anne. Siguro naman kung ikaw yung nasa lagay ni Ricky Lo, you would also explain yourself. Nirelate lang naman nya siguro kung ano ang totoong nangyari nung araw na yun. Is that already retaliation for you? So kung ganun ka kasensitive, siguro marami ka nang nakasamaan ng loob. Buti nga si Ricky Lo, yun lang ang ginawa. Napaka-subtle pa nga compared dun sa rudeness na pinakita ni Anne. She should at least be polite kasi its part of her job to promote the movie and she's paid freaking millions. Baka ayaw na ni Anne magpainterview ulit kay Ricky Lo? Diosmio as if naman she's the only artist in Hollywood. Hindi siya ganun ka-importante.

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    5. The issue here is about Ricky Lo's interview, not if i am sensitive or not. I have my opinion on the matter just like you. You don't have to get personal. I might agree with you that the questions per se were not personal but the problem was how they were formulated/delivered. Another thing is that, he was not interested on the answers of his subject. He could have listened well. She was implying that she felt less impressive. At that point he could have told Anne: You might not have Leas or your moms voice but that does not make you less impressive. In fact what you did here is more than exceptional. I am not surprised that at this early people are talking about an Oscar statue for you. He could have gotten the interview on the right track again. But he was just interested on throwing the next question.
      You're right that Anne is not the only srtist in Hollywood but who is important or who is not is irrelevant. Ricky Lo clearly said it, he is still willing to interview Anne even though she was a bit rude. So for Ricky Lo Anne is still important.

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    6. Hindi na natuto si Ricky Lo. Diba may time yan na na ban sa ABS-CBN dahil sa mga mapanirang sinusulat niya?

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  29. nainis ako sa kanya teh

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  30. Aminin mo na Ricky low. Very low and epic fail ang interview mo. Nakakhiya! Goshhhhh!!! Plus you would bash Anne pa in this stupid article of yours? Mahiya ka nga. You're a disgrace!!! You call yourself a journalist. Simple etiquette and techniques on interviewing Hindi mo alam???? Gosh.

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  31. Duhhh. Stupid kaya questions nya! Plus any message for lea daw? Duh. And how could you relate to the character of fantine? Diba nga sex slave and prosti si fantine?? Duh. Observe mo muka ni Anne. Shock at disgusted sa tanong mo.

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  32. It is how the local showbiz writing has evolved all these years. I remember my mom used to say that the personal and intrusive kind of questions were not allowed in the heydays. LVN and Sampaguita Studios were very strict that their stars remain glamorous and finesse in everything and everywhere.

    Then with time, media clout has changed to mean that gossips, rumours and sensationalized stories were what would sell magazines, newspapers and especially tabloids.

    But if you notice in Hollywood, there is still the distinction between entertainment writing, journalism and tabloid articles. The Philippines would also have the journalists against the writers. The output and end-result will determine at which level the author is at.

    Regardless of cultural differences, research and personal preferences are vital in determining the success of an interview --- research well about the subject and set aside personality and personal interests to get the meat out of the interview.

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  33. Naaliw ako sa mga English comment ng mga taong nangaaway kay Ricky Lo kasi kasing pangit lang din ng english nila ang ugali nila.

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    1. Why is it so? You are having hard time trying to understand us if we spoken in English?

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  34. Ricky Lo lost his focus during his interview because he can't wait to tell Anne that he's a friend of Lea. Instead of listening to Anne, he was more excited to show Lea's text message. Kaya nung nasupalpal sya ni Anne, the more his interview failed. What a waste of time and money for his trip only to come up with a lousy interview.

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  35. self righteous, sarcastic and arrogant. ayaw pang aminin na bano eh! eh totoo naman, bano siya maginterview. and here he goes trying to defend his namedropping and ghetto interview tactics. papakita pa yung article niya dati, as if naman maalala ni anne hathaway yun no! yak!

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  36. Here are the reason why there's an issue with the interview:

    1.) Ricky asked her how she lost her weight.
    - Anne has been very vocal to all her interviews about it. She was even asked at Good Morning America, and other talk show hosts about it and she always say "You dont want to know". She didnt want to encourage young girls to do what she did in losing weight. It was very frightening if young ladies will even learn about it. It is a very dangerous drastic weight loss.
    so, when you asked her that question.. she just said "Thats too personal".

    2.) Ricky asked her about "how can she relate to the character Fantine".
    - There were photos of her about the wardrobe malfunction that's all over the interne now. She mentioned in her interview that people were trying to associate her with Fantine because she's vulnerable and so as Fantine, and Fantine is a prostitute in the movie and so as her when her pictures were taken without her underwear (showing her vagina). She felt really bad about it.
    And then guess what? Ricky asked her that question.

    Maybe Ricky Lo should do MORE research next time before firing out the questions. After claiming that he had interviewed 205 hollywood celebrities, he should have known better.

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  37. To the manor born, NOT "to the manner born". Mr. Lo, if you are going to use idioms, please make sure you write them correctly. How can he have a ghost writer if the article is still as atrocious as his interview?!

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  38. ginamit niya ang usual style niya, e, we must all adapt to changing environments. incompetence is cause for firing.

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  39. Okay naman pala English nya e. Sana writer nalang talaga sya, wag na mag-interview. Wag na mag-host. HAHA. Charot!

    Kapag napapanood ko syang mag-interview ng hollywood stars, ako yung hindi kumportable. buntong-hininga nalang.

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