‘Todo na ‘to:’ Rufa Mae Quinto plans to be a senator like her pal Robin Padilla


Rufa Mae Quinto

We couldn’t actually inform whether or not or not Rufa Mae Quinto was simply goofing round when she mentioned that she intends to run for senator sooner or later. However in any case, the leisure press performed alongside and humored the comedienne: “What can be your platform simply in case?”

“Wala pa. Magpapa-register muna ‘ko [as a voter],” she quipped, drawing laughter, at a current press convention for her new sitcom “Tols,” which is able to air Saturday nights on GMA Community’s secondary free-to-air channel, GTV, beginning June 25. “Magpa-rehistro ka kaya muna. That’s step one!’ my sister advised me.”

“Ise-set-up ko na. Push ah! I thought of this kasi walang-wala na talaga, eh. Quite a lot of my pals are in politics now, and that received me pondering, ‘Aba, mahiyain sila pero naging politicians sila,’” she added.

Rufa Mae has her sights solely on the Senate. “I don’t need to be within the Congress even when I’m getting presents. Ayoko rin sa partylist—parang maraming kalaban!” she mentioned including that she isn’t so eager about beginning her public service profession within the native authorities, as a result of she needs to go large. “Todo na ‘to,” as her signature catchphrase goes.

“Gusto ko sa Senate para malayo. Hindi lang kapitbahay sini-serve mo kung ‘di buong mundo—malaki. Hindi ‘yung nandoon na agad sa tabi!” she mentioned.

Rufa Mae is blissful for her pal Senator-elect Robin Padilla, whom she had labored with up to now below Viva Movies. “We regularly labored collectively in motion pictures. And even then, he was already very useful and beneficiant. If somebody will get sick or will get in an accident in a shoot, he’ll give the individual cash and supply medical help. That’s how he’s,” she associated.

Does she assume she will replicate Robin’s success and prime the senatorial race? “Hindi naman—kahit Prime 3 lang!” she mentioned.

Lacking PH present biz

Nonetheless, the largest problem, she mentioned, might be finances. “Mahal din tumakbo … I can’t afford it. That’s why I’m simply going to attend for the following presidential elections. I’ll simply hitch a journey with whoever’s working for President. Makikisakay ako sa eroplano nila. Magastos ang pamasahe at pagkain!” she mentioned.

However ought to she be provided a Cupboard place, Rufa Mae mentioned it might be good if she may head the Division of Tourism or the Division of the Inside and Native Authorities (DILG). The Division of Well being doesn’t attraction to her, she mentioned, “as a result of I’m not a physician.”

“I’ll go for DILG … Humanda kayo, babatutain ko kayo!” Rufa Mae added. “Or I feel Tourism na lang para mag-invite tayo ng maraming ganap!”

However turning critical—nicely, not so critical—Rufa Mae, who’s now a inexperienced card-holder based mostly in the USA, mentioned she misses Philippine present biz and hopes to work extra repeatedly right here. “I’m pleased with my life. However on the similar time, I don’t really feel like caring for my little one and husband is my sole function,” she mentioned.

Rufa Mae is married to monetary analyst Trevor Magallanes with whom she has a 5-year-old daughter, Athena. “I miss making the viewers snort. The place else are you able to discover a job the place you simply should snort and make folks snort?” she mentioned. “That’s what I like about what I do … The Philippines can also be beginning to open, so I hope issues in present biz all go easily.”

Will her husband be supportive of her ought to she resolve to separate her time between the Philippines and the USA? “That’s one thing we now have to consider as a result of my daughter might be getting into kindergarten quickly. My husband may be very blissful for me. However after all he additionally misses me,” Rufa Mae mentioned.

Line produced by Merlion Occasions Manufacturing, “Tols” is about three brothers, Uno (Kelvin Miranda), Dos (Shaun Salvador), and Third (Abdul Raman), who run a barbershop that they inherited from their grandparents. Their mom Barbie (Rufa Mae) needed to depart her kids behind and work in Japan. Now she returns to assist her youngsters go towards a competing barbershop headed by Tuks (Betong Sumaya).

Giving and receiving

Rufa Mae had good phrases for her youthful costars. “They’re sort. Magaling naman. They’re courteous and well-educated,” she mentioned. And it’s essential that they’re contemporary. “Kapag katabi mo tapos soiled, ay ayoko ng ganun!” she mentioned, laughing. And even when she’s seen as probably the most established star of the forged, Rufa Mae doesn’t act like one.

“Comedy is about giving and receiving. It wouldn’t work in case you simply give or obtain,” she mentioned. “I had enjoyable as a result of it felt like I had a small household on the set.”

Whereas she’s not as lively as she as soon as was, Rufa Mae is grateful that her catchphrases and scenes in motion pictures like “Booba” and “Tremendous B” stay standard in popular culture, even with youthful audiences. “Possibly the individuals who grew up watching me influenced their kids or youthful folks. So I really feel like my comedy continues to be contemporary, it nonetheless turns into a trending matter on social media.”

“It feels good realizing that folks keep in mind you for the issues I like, which is making folks snort … my kagaguhan, kakulitan,” Rufa Mae mentioned.

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