MANILA – Actor Robin Padilla withdrew from his Metro Manila Film Fest entry “Nilalang” co-starring Japanese actress and adult star Maria Ozawa, deciding to focus on the well being of his family instead.
Robin’s wife, Mariel Rodriguez, has been pregnant with triplets and has been under a sensitive condition, requiring her to be in complete bed rest.
Despite not wanting to back out from his commitment to the movie, Robin opted to withdraw in order to support and aid his wife in her delicate pregnancy.
Robin’s camp released an official statement of the actor’s decision to withdraw from “Nilalang.”
“This is to announce that Mr. Robin Padilla and Team Vidanes Celebrity Marketing will no longer be part of the movie “Nilalang,” which was scheduled to compete in the Metro Manila Film Festival on December 2015,” the statement read.
“It is with great regret that we have to inform all that due to extenuating personal circumstances, Mr. Robin Padilla has had to make the decision to withdraw from the film. I would like to let you know that this decision making process has been very hard as Mr. Padilla’s reputation shows that he has the highest regards for those he commits to work with,” the statement continued.
With Mariel suffering a miscarriage earlier this year, Robin wanted to make sure that everything would go well this time.
“His withdrawal is due to the fact of needing to attend to his wife Mariel, as she is experiencing a delicate pregnancy… Mariel is currently pregnant with triplets, and also suffered a miscarriage in March of this year,” the statement read.