MANILA -- Comedian Vice Ganda reacted to the reported rift between him and friend, Kris Aquino, when their respective films competed at the recent Metro Manila Film Festival.
Aquino herself admitted that their friendship was affected by the box office rivalry of their films "My Little Bossings" and "Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy" in the recently concluded MMFF.
In an interview with ABS-CBNNews.com on Monday afternoon after he renewed his contract with ABS-CBN, the "It's Showtime" host assured that everything is now settled between him and his "Sisterakas" co-star.
"Okay kami kasi nag-uusap pa din kami. Kagabi, magkausap pa din kami. Sabi niya, 'Oy congrats magko-contract signing ka na, tapos ako naman ang susunod,'" Vice Ganda said.
"Kaya nga lang hindi kami nakapag-usap (ng personal) kasi umalis nga siya. Pero noong nandoon siya sa London nagte-text pa din kami. Tinext niya, 'Hoy, I just bought you a pair of Louboutin.' Tapos sabi ko, 'Thank you.' Tapos sabi niya, 'Sa akin may gift ka ba sa akin?' Sabi ko, 'Wala pa eh. Ano ba ang gusto mo? ' Tapos hindi siya sumagot. 'Hindi ka na sumagot feeling ko di mo na iaabot 'yung gift ko kasi wala pa akong gift sa iyo.' Tapos tumawa lang siya. So sobrang okay kami," he narrated.
Vice Ganda said the supposed rift came about because both of them really worked hard for their respective movies.
"Siyempre kaya nagkaganoon ay pareho naming kinarir 'yung dalawa naming pelikula. Sobrang karir siya, sobrang karir din ako. 'Yung panandalian di muna namin naiisip 'yung friendship. Ang naiisip lang namin ay kailangan naming karerin ang pareho naming pelikula," he explained.
During the recent MMFF, "My Little Bossings" edged "Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy" during the first week when festival organizer Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) regularly gave updates on the box office performance of the film.
While the MMDA has yet to report the final box-office numbers for the recent MMFF, "Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy" announced that it had breached the P400 million mark in gross earnings last Friday, beating the record set by "Sisterakas."
The production team behind "My Little Bossings" has yet to release the latest figures of its box office performance.
On Monday, Vice Ganda stressed he is really happy about the success of "My Little Bossings," which marked the movie debut of Aquino's son James "Bimby" Yap Jr.
"Happy para sa kanila at para sa akin siya din naman ay happy siya," Ganda assured.
On Monday's episode of "Kris TV," Aquino admitted that the rivalry of the two films affected her friendship with the "It's Showtime" host.
"Let's be honest: Siyempre may effect sa amin. 'Lakas talaga,' ganoon ang sabi niya. Then I told him, 'Tapos na 'yan ha?' Sabi niya, 'Oo naman. Nagulat lang ako na ganon sila kalakas.' Tapos sinabi ko, 'Bata eh.' 'Yun lang. Since that time, we've been texting. We are okay," said Aquino, who is also one of the producers of "My Little Bossings," along with veteran comedian Vic Sotto.