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7 co-stars confess what it’s like to be slapped by Maricel Soriano

One time Maricel Soriano slapped me in the face... it was awesome!

Star Cinema Admin
Star Cinema Admin

12/5/2020 in News
7 co-stars confess what it’s like to be slapped by Maricel Soriano

Aside from her unbeatable acting chops and undoubted star presence, Maricel Soriano is also known for her hard, earth-shattering, face-numbing slaps. You can't just talk about Maricel without mentioning the iconic power of her hands on screen!

We know it's all part of acting and there are camera tricks that make it seem "authentic", but the difference with this award-winning actress is that she does the real thing! We’ve compiled statements from various celebrities who have described what it’s like being slapped by the one and only Diamond Star.

She has that distinct feisty persona that no one will ever match — she's called Taray Queen for a reason! But underneath it all is a kind and caring woman, who makes sure that her colleagues know it’s just part of the job.

Below are some "reviews" about her legendary slaps!

1. Vice Ganda

Movie: Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy (2013)

"Pagkatapos, hagulgol talaga ako. Sobrang hagulgol ko, akala nila dahil sa eksena, pero nasasaktan ako talaga." (“Magandang Buhay", February 2019)

2. Jolina Magdangal

Movie: Kung Ayaw Mo Huwag Mo (1998)

"Totoo palang masakit siyang manampal. Pero okay na okay lang. Talagang ninamnam ko 'yung sampal niya sa akin." (“Magandang Buhay", November 2017)

3. Gladys Reyes

Movie: Minsan Lamang Magmamahal (1997)

"I remember shooting this movie, that 'sampal scene' with her, first time nayanig ang pagkatao ko sa lakas ng sampal niya. [After that] she hugged me so tight and even gave me pointers on acting." (Inquirer, August 2020)

4. Carla Abellana

Movie: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (2011)

"Masakit 'yun kasi totoo. But na-anticipate ko naman. Pero inulit pa 'yung take, so bale four times niya akong nasampal. But she hugged me agad at nag-sorry siya sa akin. I told her okay lang 'yun at nagpasalamat pa ako sa kanya." (Showbiz Portal, 2011)

5. Dingdong Dantes

TV show: Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real (2014)

"Nagulat ako noong una, pero 'yung [mga] sumunod, hindi na. Pero alam ko naman na darating, so the surprise wasn’t abrupt." (GMA News Online, August 2014)

6. Melai Cantiveros

Movie: "Soltera" spoof scene (2019)

"Ang sarap. Nasampal na ako ng isang Maricel Soriano." ("Magandang Buhay", February 2019)

7. Lovi Poe

TV show: Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real (2014)

"Masakit siya, but it was a good kinda slap. Heavy, pero buo. It was like someone who knows how to slap talaga. But it’s an honor for me to receive a slap from Ms. Maricel Soriano." (PEP, August 2014)

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