As they say “publicity, whether good or bad–is still publicity.” And a lot of celebrities will do whatever they can to get that extra mileage.
But what if the publicity you are getting is making a lot of people laugh, even though the character you are portraying is one of the nastiest villains on primetime TV?
For Aiko Melendez, who plays Emilia in the hit drama “WildFlower,”she finds her trending memes very flattering.
“I find them flattering, even though some of them are aimed at bashing me,” Aiko told media in a recent lunch meet organized by Asian Artists Agency a talent and booking company.
Aiko’s Emilia Ardiente-Torillo, is the conniving and attention-seeking archnemesis of lead character Ivy Aguas (played by Maja Salvador).
“Emilia’s reactions are often big and exaggerated, that’s why people like toying with her. I even have some of the memes saved in my phone,” Aiko said showing us some of the photos.
“Grabe yung effort na ginagawa nila to make these meme’s and I think it just shows na people are watching and are interested in the show, and that they appreciate Emilia.
As to the eye gouging incident, Aiko shared “Maja was supposed to smear the cake I was holding on my face. We were both wearing high-heeled shoes, and we slipped because of the icing on the floor, and she hit me by accident.”
“We still got to finish taping the scene. I guess it’s because of adrenaline, but I didn’t feel pain until Wendell saw the redness in my eye,” When Maja learned about it she cried pa nga because she felt guilty–pero accidents happen kaya now we have this joke na kapag may confrontation scene dapat may nakastand by na na ambulance.
Watch our interview with Aiko as she talks about the bad habits of some of the new stars, on being an acting coach and her dream project with her son.