Mercedes Cabral flattered by fame

Posted at 01/30/2009 6:23 PM | Updated as of 01/30/2009 6:23 PM

Filipina thespian Mercedes Cabral said she feels elated when fans would ask for her autograph.

Cabral, who is mostly involved in independent films and stage plays, said she still could not believe that she already has a throng of followers.

“Nagtataka nga po ako at nagugulat dahil may mga lumalapit sa akin sa shooting ng ‘Booking’ sa Pasig. I feel great,” Cabral said.

Cabral attributed her soaring popularity to her film “Serbis,” a Centerstage Productions’ presentation directed by the internationally renowned filmmaker Brillante Mendoza.

Serbis is the Philippine entry to the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

She said she is amazed that some strangers can now recognize her. 

“May mga nakakasalubong nga po ako sa Quiapo at pag nakikita ako, sasabihin na ako raw ‘yong nakita nila sa bangketa. Madalas po kasi ako sa Quiapo dahil may mga pinsan ako r’yan sa banda r’yan,” Mercedes said.

“Hindi naman po ako nag-iilusyon. Kasi, di po ba, supposedly, si Emilio Garcia ang lead star namin sa pelikula with director Joven Tan pero nagpapapirma sa akin ang mga tao. Sikat na pala ako,” she chuckled.

Cabral was voted in an online poll as the most beautiful actress who walked on the red carpet during the 61st Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.