In the world of showbiz where intrigues and bashing are inevitable, artists are not immune from bullying, sometimes from their fellow celebrities even. Kapamilya star Roxanne Barcelo is among those who experienced getting bullied by a fellow actress.
In an interview for Tonight with Boy Abunda, Roxanne details an incident where a “much younger” actress tried to intimidate her. “I was doing a soap during that time in another station. And parang first day of taping ko na makakasama ko ang co-artist na ito,” she begins her narrative.
Roxanne says the co-star invited her for a friendly conversation on the set. She happily obliged, looking forward to a new friendship. They exchanged pleasantries until the ‘bully’ told her, “Okay naman ako. Pero ikaw, ‘di ba ang dami mong negative write-ups?”
Roxanne was clueless about the alleged write-ups because they haven’t been doing any press conference at that time. The other actress continued, “Ano, kasi, hindi ka raw magaling umarte.” Roxanne opted to just remain silent then, she asked her handler to confirm if there are indeed negative stories about her. They found none.
Instead of complaining or getting mad, Roxanne took the younger female star’s remark as a challenge to perform better in her scenes. “Whether it’s true or not, my realization was if I’m going to give a hundred percent, I have to triple that in this material. And I really gave my best,” she says.
Roxanne opts not to identify the actress who allegedly bullied her.