It seems like ‘Citizen Jake’ director Mike De Leon has still a lot to say to lead actor Atom Araullo after the journalist aired his sentiments of Facebook.
Atom earlier wrote a lengthy post referring to Mike as a “deeply troubled person” in response to the director’s ‘hurtful remarks’ about him as the two seemed to have certain conflicts while doing the film.
Mike then posted his ‘side of the story’ in Citizen Jake’s Facebook page and described Atom as “disrespectful, pompous, narcissistic”.
Here is Mike’s full statement:
“Thank you for your reply, Atom. Many of the things you said are true – that i am a deeply troubled person, I accept that. But let me just add that you forgot to add a few important details. I will mention just one. In a couple of instances, you chose to ignore my direction and completely ignored what was rehearsed. Many people were witness to this. The following day, I told you that never in my career as a director has any actor disrespected me as much as you did. I told you then if you wanted to direct yourself, then by all means do it. you can overact all you want. i will just shoot whatever you wish to do.”
“Then you went into a meandering explanation without really saying anything, not even apologizing. Then i said ‘Bakit ganyan ka, bakit ba ang yabang mo? Bakit ba ang tingin mo sa sarili mo you’re better than everyone else. As an actor, you’re ok pero marami ka pang kakaining bigas.’ And you said: ‘Yes, I know that but no one has ever told me that before.” So I concluded by saying “Well, it’s about time somebody did.'”