Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Constantine from Hell
That Constantine has an attitude problem. He acts like he's the biggest rock star. Sino ba siya?No wonder they thought of naming his soon-to-be aired ABC sitcom “Everybody Hates Constantine.” I arrived at Mycinema, Greenbelt 3 at 7:30pm for a one-on-one interview with the American Idol finalist. He was wearing a shirt with the words “rock royalty” printed on it. The very same shirt he was wearing since he landed at our very own Manila airport at 4 in the morning. Hindi man lang nagpalit. The guy looked dirty and tired. He admitted he was still jetlagged as he finished a bottle of red bull. Prior to my interview, the crew from Wazzup Wazzup had a taste of his attitude. He ordered the poor camera man to stop even if he only started shooting just seconds ago. Before that, when the sexy Wazzup host asked him her last question,"Constantine, where do you go from here?", he answered in typical rocker fashion, "To hell." And when she turned her back he murmurs something like, "And soon, you'll be there too."
When my turn came, the pr people (who weren't at all ma-pr) told me to re-schedule the alloted 5 minute interview because he's tired. My God I didn't even want to interview him in the first place but as a reporter you usually can't choose whom to interview. It's my job to get that interview and I insisted to get it and I did.
The report came out in Insider and Studio 23's News Central. He revealed he will have a new sitcom loosely based on his life. He says he loves the Philippines and Filipinos are beautiful etc. etc. His lovelife sucks etc. etc. He just wants to make music, work hard, have fun etc. etc.
The job was done. I didn't let my emotions affect my news report about Constantine, otherwise he's toast. Maybe he had a bad day. Still, I wonder why he fell on his butt when he tried to show off his high kick in front of a tv camera crew in the States. That was a defining moment in his career that will forever be etched in "America's funniest or most shocking TV moments".