Richard Gutierrez has not given up on his plan to help his girlfriend Sarah Lahbati fix her issues with GMA-7 that is now in court.
In an interview a few months back, Gutierrez told Bulletin Entertainment that he is in a good position to act as a go-between for the two parties. “Actually I think I could convince both to fix the situation... I think it would be most ideal (person to do that),” he said.
On March 19, Richard kept mum on how he actually plans to go about it. “May tamang panahon for that,” he said. “We’re just taking our time but yeah, that’s my goal.”
These days, Gutierrez is busy promoting his upcoming film with Marian Rivera titled “My Lady Boss.”
“It’s a fresh, innovative offering that I’m sure a lot of people would identify with,” said he in describing the film produced by GMA Films and Regal Entertainment Inc.
In the movie, the actor plays Zach, a rich boy who is forced to find and keep a job after a major blunder in an earlier company he set up. He ends up working with Evelyn (Rivera), the boss from hell, but he eventually sees her for who and what she really is.
Gutierrez related how happy he is with his work in the film in that it shows how much he has “matured” as an actor.
“Iba naman na talaga (if compared to past works). Mapapansin mo talaga and I think it’s a good thing in that...viewers will have a new perspective about who I am and what I am capable of doing as an actor.”
The movie opens on April 10 but before that, there is Holy Week during which Richard plans to recharge.
“Gusto ko sana magpahinga, pero I don’t know. The plan is, for us, the whole family, to spend it in Cebu,” he shared.
He declined to reveal more except to say that they will definitely visit the Sto. Niño shrine.
“We will all hear mass together,” he said.
Stick To Acting
Gutierrez said he is a 100% behind his mom Annabelle Rama’s venture into politics, adding that she has what it takes to serve the public. For his part however, he’d rather continue acting.
“No. I prefer the arts so I’d probably stick to it,” he said.
Gutierrez was non-committal when asked if he is going to renew his contract with GMA-7.
“I don’t like to comment on that. I leave it to management na lang. I have great respect for GMA. I still have a contract with them... and for a few months pa actually so… let’s just wait and see.”
The actor looks forward to accomplishing more as an actor – among them is being able to work with industry veterans.
“Ang dami pa... I think I still have lots to explore. Marami pa akong gustong gawin at pwede gawin,” he said. “Yeah, gusto kong makatrabaho sila (Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos) pero depende sa project din… and of course sina Eddie Garcia. Marami pa.”
Asked about being seen naked on film, Gutierrez said that people could just kiss the idea goodbye.
“I don’t think I need to do that. Marami pa namang pwedeng ibang gawin to better myself as an actor, hindi lang ’yan. Ang sa akin lang ay gusto ko lang gawin kung ano ang tama para sa akin.”