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There are directors who believe that actors should be completely submissive to them. Others greatly rely on their actors to be their active collaborators. I place myself midway between these two extremes, guiding and not dictating to my actors. - Quoted from her interview on Inq7.Net, June 16, 2003
Separated from her husband, Michael de Mesa. Has three children, all actors, with estranged husband Michael de Mesa (also an actor): Ryan, 29, Geoff, 23 and AJ, 21. Directs television dramas for GMA-7 Network. Circle of friends include contemporaries Anna Marin and Lorna Tolentino.
21-inch waistline is shown to advantage in most of her films