Rumors spread online that Marian Rivera was the choice to portray Kim Seon-ho’s Filipino mother in his first-ever movie titled Sad Tropical.
The film’s synopsis follows the story of a young man who dreams of becoming a boxing champion. Kim Seon-ho will pursue finding his Korean biological father, who has abandoned him and his Filipino mother for a long time.
As rumors have it, the Kapuso Primetime Queen will portray the mother.
Fans of the Kapuso actress are [extremely] excited over the unverified statements of Rivera working with the Korean actor.
The netizens have shared their excitement on various social media platforms.
A user tried to validate that the rumors are not rumors, but for real.
Manifesting that this rumor is true.
Marian Rivera pic.twitter.com/QZpKRvXVtJ
— A ✨ (@abbyy_dy) September 9, 2021
A fan also shared that she is excited to see Rivera on the big screen with the Korean actor amid the unverified news.
O.M.G…!!!😲 Dang!!!😎 Marian Rivera (Filipino 🇵🇭 actress), my ever fave & icon for beauty & fashion is said to join #KimSeonHo's movie!!!😍😍😍 It's still a rumor for now, but let's wait & see!!!😊 Hope this comes true!!!🙏
— Nine(9)🌹Roses (@simply_me143) September 11, 2021
Someone stated that Yeong Jung Hoon would portray Kim’s father.
Marian Rivera reportedly chosen by Korean Productions to act as Kim Seon Ho's Filipino Mother in the film "Sad Tropical" also, Yeong Jung Hoon will play as Kim Seon Ho's father who abandoned them.
📌There's no confirmation yet from GMA Network"
— Joyce Quarteros (@inspiritjoyce) September 9, 2021
An account begged to make the project happen.
— mAry (@mxrrynay) September 10, 2021
Someone shared being happy over Rivera’s joining Kim’s project and said that the Kapuso actress is talented and stunning.
ok but that rumour about Marian Rivera joining kim seonho's porject tho. I adore her so much. Talented and stunning.
— dots (@beesdots) September 11, 2021
Another expressed being speechless if the buzz were true.
It's only rumored but if it's true then I'm Speechless 😂😂😂😶😶😶 https://t.co/11oQ3KqVjW
— 🌻𝐵𝑙𝑎𝑧𝑒🌻/☀︎︎𝑯𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒐𝒔 𝑯𝒚𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒐𝒏☀︎︎ (@HeliophileBlaze) September 10, 2021
An account was shocked why Rivera would be portraying the role of Kim’s mother since the ages of the two actors are two years apart.
anong si marian rivera yung magiging nanay ni kim seonho sa sad tropical? hoy ano ba 2 years lang pagitan nila 😭😂
— ◡̈ (@charleneabigeyl) September 9, 2021
Someone reasoned that Rivera is too young to play the role of Kim’s mother.
Ay huwag. Parang ang bata ni Marian for the role. Meron akong bet: ⤵️https://t.co/A01DRiePB7
— Shine ✨💙✊🏽 (@yellowbelle) September 10, 2021
Another account got surprised about the rumors.
hoy totoo ba na si marian rivera yung rumored na magiging filo mom ni kim seonho sa Sad Tropical???? omyghad walalang shookt lungs
— 𝙟𝙖𝙣𝙨 🐥 | IA 📚 (@likeysso) September 9, 2021
We’ll see then…