Wenn Deramas Wants Claudine Barretto "Back"Claudine Barretto is a big loss to the showbiz industry, and that's why she deserves another crack at it, director Wenn Deramas said.
There is no question her talent as she has proven her merit as an actress both on television and on movies, Direk Wenn added. Like Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin, who are making a comeback in ABS-CBN's "Flor de Liza," it's up to Claudine if she wants to return, too.
ABS-CBN will always be making projects, the director said, adding that his relationship and his past with Claudine ensure they can work together again in the future.
He denied that Claudine is banned from ABS-CBN, although there is a need from the former actress to fix some of the bridges she burned when she transferred to GMA-7 in the past. Rumors said Claudine had trouble with Star Magic's Johnny Manahan.
The doors are still open, direk Wenn said, and he will personally think of projects for Claudine once she fixed her issues with some ABS-CBN officials. Claudine doesn't even have one flop movie or teleserye. Even her last soap was a hit.
He hasn't talked to Claudine in two months, although he has always maintained a communication with her and Mommy Inday Barretto in the past. He's just too busy these days. Direk Wenn already told the actress what needs to be done.
ABS-CBN is willing to take Claudine back. Just look at Jolina... after 12 years, she's back with the Kapamilya network. He doesn't want to give details about his personal advice to Claudine, who has been going through so much in her personal life.
Direk Wenn said he is a friend of Claudine's before, today and even tomorrow. He loves Claudine, and nobody can question that. They have been working together since she was 16 years old, and he was present in every event of her life.
He was never afraid to call Claudine's attentions to her mistakes, but he still lets her deal with her own issues.
He loved many artists after Claudine and her former boyfriend and loveteam partner, the late Rico Yan. However, Rico is different from all the other actors he has worked with. Nobody is like Rico, who opens the car door for him and who immediately stands up when he arrives so he can give his chair to the director.
Direk Wenn wasn't even at the prime of his career yet when he worked with Rico and Claudine, who were big stars before, but they treated him with special care. That's why it hurts him with what happened to them.
When it comes to Claudine's feud with her sister, Gretchen Barretto, Direk Wenn is open to be a bridge between them. However, they must also resolve their issues on their own.
He doesn't want interfering into issues between his friends. When Ai-Ai Delas Alas and Vice Ganda had issues before, he didn't even try to take one side because he loves them both. In the end, the two were able to fix their problem.
Asked about the feud between Kris Aquino and Ai-Ai, Direk Wenn said that's something he really doesn't want to comment on. He's closer to Ai-Ai, though, and Kris would understand that.
Ai-Ai was the one who bought his mother's last resting place. "Walang puwedeng maging kasalanan sa akin si Ai-Ai."
He has full support for Ai-Ai and her newfound love. She's now with a 20-year-old student of De La Salle University. What's important is that she's happy with him.