MANILA, Philippines- In a lengthy Facebook post, controversial actor Baron Geisler has issued an apology to Bubog co-star Ping Medina after urinating on him while shooting for the film. Geisler also disclosed some issues with the film’s director Arlyn dela Cruz, which allegedly led to the incident.
According to the multi-award winning actor, he informed dela Cruz and Medina about the “surprise act” before the scene was shot. Dela Cruz allegedly just gave Geisler the permission to do it without even bothering to know what was his exact plan.
“Sinabihan ko siya na may gagawin ako ngunit nagmamadali siya para matapos na kami hindi na niya nagawang tanungin kung ano itong gagawin ko at sinabe nalang niya na ‘Sige gawin mo nalang wag mo na sabihin sakin’ bilang isang direktor kailangan alamin mo parin upang maiwasan ang mga ganitong pangyayari,” Geisler wrote in his post.
Geisler revealed that he already had frustrations with constant changes to his role prior to the incident. The actor earlier begged off from the project but eventually agreed to stay after speaking with dela Cruz.
Furthermore, Geisler said his call time was changed for several instances during the taping prompting him to get a few drinks, which according to him didn’t affect his ability to do his job.
He also denied dela Cruz’ accusations that he was using the incident for his upcoming film and book.
Geisler is hopeful that he’ll be able to mend ties with Medina when the dust has settled.
“Pare pasensya na. Kung ano man ang mga sinabe mo sa media okay lang, at kung ano pa man ang sasabihin mo okay lang din. Alam ko na maayos din ang lahat, aantayin ko nalang yung araw na magiging maayos din ang lahat sa atin,” Geisler said in his post.
Following the incident, dela Cruz removed Geisler’s role from the upcoming film.
Read Geisler’s full post below.
Who is Ping Medina?
Filipino film actor Crispin “Ping” Medina II is the son of character actor Pen Medina. He appeared in mainstream and indie films like Jose Rizal, Puso ng Pasko, Ang pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros, Kinatay, Noy, Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo and Dukot.