Rufa Mae doesn’t mind doing mother roles now

April 21, 2019
Rufa Mae Quinto

RUFA Mae Quinto plays the queen of the planet Mars in the iWant digital comedy series, “Jhon en Martian”. “Riot ang role ko, kasi as Queen 222, you will see na I have four breasts! Yes, apat ang suso ko!” she laughs. “Meron sa dibdib, at meron din sa tiyan. This is an intergalactic romcom directed by Victor Villanueva who did the hit comedy ‘Patay na si Hesus’ at magaling siya talagang magpatawa.”

She also plays the role of the mother of Arci Munoz as Princess 223. Is it okay for her now to play a mother role to a grown up star like Arci? “Oo naman. Let’s face it, matanda na rin ako. Magpo-41 na ako this coming May. At may anak naman na ako sa tunay na buhay.”

But her daughter is still a baby, whereas Arci is now 30 years old. “O, di ibig sabihin, 11 lang si Queen 222, nagka-baby na! Ganun kasi sila sa Planetang Mars. Maaga lumandi. Ha ha ha!”

Arci speaks so highly of her and proclaims she enjoyed working with her in the show as she’s naturally funny on and off camera. “E, ganun din naman ako. Nag-enjoy rin ako sa company niya. Pareho kasi kaming kikay-kikay, nakaka-relate sa isa’t isa, so nagkasundo kami agad.”

She’s thankful that her husband, Trevor Magallanes, allows her to continue working here in Manila while he stays in San Francisco, California. “He understands naman na hindi ako puwedeng laging nasa bahay lang. I have my own career at may mga kumukuha pa naman sa’kin dito, so thankful akong very supportive siya. We celebrated our second wedding anniversary noong January. Madalas naman niya kaming dinadalaw rito ng aming baby girl, si Alexandra Athena who turned 2 years old last February 17. So heto ngayon, dalawa ang shows ko. Aside from ‘Jhon en Martian’ which you can watch live streaming sa iWant, kasama rin ako sa sitcom na ‘Home Sweetie Home’ so busy pa rin ang lola nyo.”