Buboy Villar admitted that he was hurt by the criticism hurled at him and other ‘Eat Bulaga’ hosts after their performance. introduction to the public last Juneemphasizing that there is nothing wrong with merely accepting a job.
In an interview by the online entertainment show Marites Universitywhich was uploaded to his YouTube channel last October 7, Villar looked back on the first broadcast of the revamped afternoon show, admitting that he just wanted to do his job as a presenter and just bring joy to the audience.
“Actually po, noong una talaga, ang totoo niyan, masakit eh. Masakit talaga. If you want to do something, it’s best to do one thing. Parang ang bad kaagad ng morning Mon Sun nakakalungkot talaga siya. “Yung tipong kahit a week siya, para sa’kin, parang taon,” he said.
(Actually, the criticism hurt at first. It was really painful. I’m the type of person who doesn’t care about it, but if you wake up with something negative, it will affect your whole day. It will make you sad. It was so much so that even if the negative comments lasted a week, it felt like a year.)
The comedian-host then revealed that he was worried about his co-host Betong Sumaya at the time as he tended to read negative comments even while working at the ‘Eat Bulaga studio’.
“Si Betong, siya talaga ‘yung maramdamin sa amin. Si Betong talaga, kahit sa live, nagbabasa siya (ng comments),” he said. “Pero bilang isang katrabaho mo, kunwari, tayo-tayo, na alam mong naaapektuhan ka pero mas influenced ito, paano mo ngayon iha-handle ‘yun? Ngayon, kailangan mong lakasan ang loob mo.”
(Betong is the most emotional of all of us. He even reads comments on social media even when we are live. But as someone who works with him, when you see someone who is more affected than you, how do you deal with that ??You have to be strong.)
Despite this, Villar pointed out that he and his co-hosts of “Eat Bulaga” had done nothing wrong, and only accepted the job of hosting the afternoon show as this is their “responsibility” as artists.
“It can take a long time before you say something, if you say something, it’s better. Parang mali bang tumanggap ng trabaho? Trabaho ‘to, binigay’ to sa’kin. Kapag kan trabaho, kahit hindi fit, gagawin ko lahat para i-fit ‘yan kasi’ yan ‘yung actor, ‘yan ang artista. Kapag binigay sa’yo ‘yan, kailangan mong gawin yan,’ he said.
(It hurts that even if you hear good things and you do ten good things, people would focus solely on that one negative mistake. Is it wrong to accept a job? This is a job. This is up to given to me. If there’s a job that doesn’t fit, I’ll do everything I can to make it fit, because that’s what an actor does. When you get a job, you have to fulfill it.)
Villar, who claimed that he will never leave ‘Eat Bulaga’, also stressed that the new name ‘Eat Bulaga’ is not intended to replace the original format of the afternoon show, but instead be a source of hope for viewers.
“Alam natin kung paano tayo magtrabaho. This is one of the many ways you can talk about the long term. Kung ano ‘yung main purpose mo, host ka lang ng show, tulong at Saya (We know how we do our job. We know that we don’t want to replace, but want to give. Our main purpose as the show’s host is to bring hope and joy bring),” he said.
Villar, along with Sumaya, Paolo Contis, Mavy Legaspi, Cassy Legaspi and Alexa Miro, were introduced as the new hosts of “Eat Bulaga” on June 5, following the departure of comedy trio Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon. also known as TVJ) and original mainstays. Former Mayor of Manila Isko Moreno was also revealed days later as one of the afternoon show’s newest hosts.
TVJ, Maine Mendoza, Allan K, Jose Manalo, Paolo Ballesteros, Wally Bayola, Ryan Agoncillo, Ryzza Mae Dizon and Carren Eistrup had since moved to TV5 and returned as hosts of the afternoon show. “TO EAT” in July. EDV