Kylie Verzosa and Maxine Medina got a chance to clear the air about their rumored conflict in connection with Kylie spitting on Maxine during their Los Bastardos taping at the show’s thanksgiving media conference yesterday, September 18.
It can be recalled last September 10 when GMA-7 actress Dianne Medina, Maxine’s first cousin, posted a blind item on her personal Facebook account regarding an actress who spat on a co-star during a taping.
“Girl, respect pls. Minsan lang ako status GIRL, wag ang pamilya ko! 🤬” Dianne concluded on the post.
Although no names were mentioned, netizens began speculating that it was the two Los Bastardos co-stars.
KYLIE VERZOSA CLARIFIES
In the media con for Los Bastardos finale, Kylie and Maxine were asked about the issue and if they are at peace with one another. The former then clarified to the press that she and Maxine are good friends now, and narrated how everything came about.
“Nagkaroon po kami ng eksena. Si Dulce (character ni Kylie sa Los Bastardos) isa po siya sa mga pinakamalalang kontrabida dito po sa show,” the Miss International 2016 explained. “Nagkaroon po kami ng eksena ni Maxine na patapos na po ’yong show, sobrang heightened na po ’yong emotions namin. [...] Lahat. Super heightened emotions po. [...] Hindi po natin maiiwasan na may masasaktan po na iba. Right after naman po, nag-sorry po ako.”
When asked if her relationship with Maxine all right, Kylie said everything is okay now.
When asked to air her side, the Miss Universe Philippines 2016 immediately told the press that Kylie apologized after four days and said the entire episode should be considered a lesson.
“Siguro, lesson na rin ’to na sana before na gawin natin ’yong eksena, let’s talk about it,” Maxine said. “Para, if ever may nangyaring kanais-nais, kaya natin mag-sorry right after.”
The beauty queen then related her experience with Ritz Azul during a taping for the crime-drama anthology Ipaglaban Mo wherein they are required to have a physical altercation on the script and they talked about it before the cameras started rolling.
Maxine, then, said the issue should be left in the past.
“Tapos na tayo,” she said. “Nag-sorry na siya sa akin and nag-usap na kami. Okay na po ‘yun.”
“Actually, ’yon nga dapat ’yong ginawa namin before the scene na dapat nag-usap kami,” Kylie admitted. “Siguro ’yon lang po ’yong pagkukulang ko o pagkukulang namin. First eksena po kasi namin sa umaga. Tsaka galing po kaming travel o whatever. So, sana po napag-usapan po namin.”
Why did it take four days for Kylie to apologize? This was her answer:
“Ako, alam ko po, alam ko nag-sorry ako agad-agad. Tapos, nag-usap na kami on-set. Normal na po kami on-set. Actually po, nagulat po sa lumabas na issue na ito. Actually, nasasaktan po ako na hindi ko po alam kung bakit ito nangyari. Sana naman kinonfront ako sa set if she was feeling bad. Pero, ’yun nga lang po, hindi maiiwasan na may nasasaktan. Pero ang importante po ay okay na kami ngayon, tapos all apologies were said.”
KYLIE AND MAXINE EXPRESS SHOCK
After the conference, the press surrounded both actresses to speak more about the issue. Kylie expressed her shock that the issue spread like wildfire on social media, and how people online wanted to push their alleged feud.
“Actually, kami ni Maxine, okay kami,” Kylie said. “’Yong social media lang talaga ’yong maingay talaga. Alam mo, friends kami ni Maxine ever since [Binibining Pilipinas]. Guys, tama na!”
Kylie and Maxine requested people to stop making the feud a big deal.
“Tama na kasi hindi lang nakaka-affect sa amin as a person, kasi na-a-affect na rin sa ibang artists. I want to put an end to this,” Maxine points out. “Ayoko ng lumala pa ng lumala kasi we’re friends, ever since. Simula lang noong lumaki sa social media, parang nagkaroon ng gap.”
KYLIE ON DIANNE
Maxine also gave details as to how the news of the spitting issue got to her family, especially with cousin Dianne.
“Ako naman, very private akong tao. Hindi ako nag-aano sa social media,” she said. “So, nagkwentuhan lang kami ng mom ko. [...] Sa sobrang galit ng pamilya ko, parang lahat sila nagalit na, so it’s not under my control anymore.”
She then explained that whenever a family member gets aggrieved, every member gets involved. Maxine then took the time to apologize to Kylie for how Dianne reacted.
“Actually, hindi po si Maxine ang nakasakit sa akin, pero siya po,” Kylie answered, referring to Dianne, while adding that they have not talked since the issue happened.
Los Bastardos is down to its final two weeks and will have its series finale on September 27!