Fave color: white
Fave food/dish: any simple food and most especially adobo and galunggong.
Fave hang-out: at home in White Plains
Fave part of the house: in my room
Fave international actor/actress: Tommy Lee Jones and Ed Harris.
Fave movie local or foreign: "Dracula/Interview with a Vampire" with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt and Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Eraser".
Fave Song: "Home" by Brian McKnight;Rod Stewart's "It's gotta be you" and all of his old songs.
Who is/are your bestfriend/s? my family
If you have only one wish, what would it be? To see my children, Marron and Tien become succesful in life and in their chosen careers.
How do you see yourself 10 years from now? living a very simple and quiet life.
What is your dream role? i can't think of anything at the moment.
MARICEL'S TRIVIAS (by august28)
Maricel studied her elementary at St Mary's Academy in Pasay City. Her dad, was a jeepney driver plying the Pasay-Makati route.
- Inno Sotto was Maricel's couturier from 1988-1990.
Ernest Santiago surfaced in 1992, when she did a comeback via Ikaw Pa Lang Minahal (all creations by Ernest).. all done by Mr. Santiago until the middle of the 90's.. now she's back with Inno Sotto.
- Maricel, considered acting early in her career, can very well consider Ishmael Bernal as the reason why she's considered as the best actress of her generation. Bernal first megged her with William Martinez in Pabling, followed by Galawgaw, Hindi Kita Malimot, Hinugot sa Langit, The Graduates then finally, Pinulot ka lang sa Lupa.
Mother Lily saw to it that her 2 leading young stars in Regal (Maricel and Snooky) were given only the best directors as mentors.
Which is why Lino Brocka, on the other hand, was assigned to Snooky Serna. Her hits include Hello Young Lovers, Strangers in Paradise, and Experience. Excellent tactics from the Regal matriarch, isn't it?
- In the 1987 STAR Awards for Movies, Maricel almost won her first Best Actress award for THE GRADUATES. (Jacklyn Jose's Itanong mo sa Buwan beat her by a mere point or two.) They could've declared them as co-winners but certain issues were raised during the deliberations. For those who have seen the film, you will notice that hers wasn't a big role.. in fact, she only appeared in no more than 10 sequences but Maricel, effortlessly stole away the thunder from the rest of the cast proving once and for all, that there's no small role for a truly great artist.
-Maricel has done 82 films so far, from 1971 until last year's (2003) Filipinas....
-The working title of the movie, "Ikaw Pa Lang ang Minahal" was ANG LAHAT SA BUHAY KO
The first choice to play Adela was Vilma Santos. She nixed the offer. It was offered to Alice Dixson but she felt she was not ready to tackle such a demanding character. Finally, the role landed on Marya's heart and soul.
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