Controversial content creator Darryl Yap on Sunday, July 17, was trying to be on his best behavior during the press conference for his latest movie, Maid in Malacañang, but the press would not allow him to.
At the presscon though an invite by Francis Gomez, Yap was asked to send a message to his critics and bashers, to which he responded, “Nako ayan na naman, sa akin niyo na naman tinanong iyan. Nagbe-behave na ako dahil andito lahat ng boss ko.”
Still, the content creator pointed out that all of his works were meant for his detractors.
“Message? Well, this movie is primarily for them talaga. You know I’ve always been very vocal when I say that lahat ng ginagawa ko ay para sa mga hindi naniniwala.
“Mula sa aking unang pelikula hanggang ngayon, naniniwala pa rin ako na ang tunay na nagpapainit at nagpapatingkad ng isang pelikula, ay ‘yung mga nagsasabi na hindi nila papanuorin ngunit panunuorin pa rin nila.”
At the start of his career as an up-and-coming filmmaker, ever since the release of his controversial videos (through Vincentements), Yap has been under fire. However, the content creator “loves” the attention.
He pointed out that the criticisms he received and continues to receive were actually a form of support.
“Dahil ang tagumpay ng isang pelikula ay hindi lamang sa mga papuri kundi [pati na rin] sa mga masustansya at kapaki-pakinabang na puna. Maaaring manggaling sa mga kakampi at sa kalaban, ngunit ang mahalaga, sabi nga ni Boss Vic (Del Rosario), ‘Kakampi o kalaban, ang importante eh nanuod.'”
Meanwhile, Yap revealed that Maid in Malacañang will be in three parts, although it depends if the movie becomes a box-office hit.
“This film, kung may sequel, ang alam ko, papagalitan ako, pero ang alam ko talaga, trilogy ito eh. So naghihintay pa lang ako ng…hindi kasi si Senator (Imee Marcos) ang boss ko.
“Well alam niyo naman na napaka-supportive ng Viva. Ngayon pa lang, ‘yung pagpapahayag ng publiko ng suporta sa Maid in Malacanang ay hindi malabong mangyari.
“So nakasalalay ang sequel o ang part three sa suporta ng sambayanang Pilipino.”
His latest offering tells the story of the last three days of the Marcoses in Malacañang before they were ousted through People Power. The details were taken from Senator Imee Marcos herself.
It stars Cesar Montano, Ruffa Guttierez, Cristine Reyes, Diego Loyzaga, Ella Cruz, Karla Estrada, Elizabeth Oropesa, Beverly Salviejo, Kiko Estrada, and Kyle Velino.
Maid in Malacañang will be shown in cinemas beginning on August 3.