Actress-host Karla Estrada was seeking forgiveness from her children on Sunday, July 17, after she accepted the offer to play a major role in the upcoming movie Maid in Malacañang.
Estrada, during the press con of the film [through an invite by Francis Gomez], was first asked how did she adjust to her role. She responded that the portrayal was based on the trust she gave to her director, Darryl Yap.
“Alam niyo, lahat nang ginawa ko dito, ibinigay ko ang tiwala at paniniwala kay Direk Darryl.”
She then punned, “So sana mapatawad ako ng aking mga anak pagkatapos maipalabas ang pelikulang ito.”
Kidding aside, Estrada explained that being an artist gives them the responsibility of playing different characters, with different emotions. Her way of expressing those feelings was through the instructions given by whoever is in charge—in this case, it was Yap.
“Alam nyo po, bilang artista, talagang kami ay nagbabago-bago po ng role at mga dadalhin naming emosyon. So ako, bilang aktres, lagi kong ipinapaubaya ang aking particular na role sa aking direktor.
“Kung mapapanuod niyo po, eh kayo na lang ang humusga. Salamat.”
A former Magandang Buhay host, Estrada entered politics during the 2022 elections. She was under Tingog Sinirangan partylist, an organization under then-presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr’s UniTeam, while her son, Daniel Padilla supported former Vice President Leni Robredo.
Tingog Sinirangan won, and the actress-host now represents the party list in Congress.
Joining her in Darryl Yap’s Maid in Malacañang are Cesar Montano, Ruffa Guttierez, Cristine Reyes, Diego Loyzaga, Ella Cruz, Elizabeth Oropesa, Beverly Salviejo, Kiko Estrada, and Kyle Velino.
It is about the untold story of the Marcoses during their remaining 72 hours in the Malacañang Palace.
The movie will premiere in cinemas on August 3.