One of the country’s most popular action star Robin Padilla announced during an interview with PhilStar that he is no longer part of “Nilalang’ the horror movie that’s slated to be part of this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. The movie “Nilalang” will also feature the popular Japanese actress Maria Ozawa.
The 45-year-old revealed that he is no longer part of “Nilalang” for he has decided to withdraw from the film “due to extenuating personal circumstances.”
In a statement released by PhilStar, Robin Padilla’s manager Betchay Vidanes revealed that Padilla’s withdrawal is due to the fact of needing to attend to his pregnant wife Mariel Rodriguez. It was reported last week that Mariel Rodriguez is pregnant with triplets and she is currently under delicate pregnancy after the host previously suffered miscarriage earlier this year.
Here’s the Complete Statement from Robin Padilla’s Management:
“This message is to announce to the dear public that Mr. Robin Padilla and my team Vidanes Celebrity Marketing will no longer be part of the movie ‘Nilalang’, which was scheduled to compete in the annual Metro Manila Film Festival in December 2015.
“It is with great regret that we have to inform all that due to extenuating personal circumstances, Mr. Robin Padilla has had to make the decision to withdraw from the film. I would like to let you know that this decision making process has been very hard as Mr. Padilla’s reputation shows that he has the highest regards for those he commits to work with. But his withdrawal is due to the fact of needing to attend to his wife Mariel, as she is experiencing a delicate pregnancy. Mariel is currently pregnant with triplets, and also suffered a miscarriage in March of this year.
“Due to this, Mr. Padilla feels that he needs to focus and prioritize the wellbeing of his family and has decided to forego his role as Tony in the movie Nilalang.
“The decision to withdraw from the film has been very difficult for Mr. Padilla and VCM team. This cancellation has been a collective resolution of Vidanes Celebrity Marketing and Mr. Padilla and Haunted Tower Productions are not at fault in any way. We acknowledge that we hold no claims or rights to this movie whether it is produced or not.
“On behalf of Mr. Robin Padilla and Vidanes Celebrity Marketing, we would like to ask to the producers and the public for their understanding and kind consideration.”
The movie “Nilalang” is one of the eight official entries in the highly anticipated Metro Manila Film Festival this coming December 2015. Robin was supposed to star in the movie with Maria Ozawa, who already visited the Philippines in July to promote the movie.