Ellen Adarna explains ‘drunk’ interview

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Friday, March 21, 2014


NEWEST Kapamilya talent Ellen Adarna clarified her controversial television interview where she spoke about the recent controversy involving her friend businessman Cedric Lee and model Deniece Cornejo.

At the press conference of "Moon of Desire," her latest soap with Dominic Roque, JC de Vera and Meg Imperial, the 25-year-old Cebuana revealed she was drunk when she was interviewed by a reporter.

Adarna explained that she was extremely nervous during the trade launch of ABS-CBN, the reason why she took some alcohol before performing on-stage and in front of the network's executives and advertisers.

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"Lasing ako nun, nung na-interview ako. First time kong mag trade launch and I don't dance. I was super nervous, so inubos ko half ng bottle ng tequila then nagpa-interview," she said.

The sexy actress said her answer was taken out of context as she clarified that she never gave any message to Cornejo, the woman who accused "It's Showtime" host Vhong Navarro of raping her.

"Wala akong message to Deniece and ang nilagay sa headline 'Ellen Adarna's message to Deniece,' which is wala naman talaga. I was taken out of context, lasing pa nga ako and 'yun pa ang headline. Wala talaga, wow mali."

To recall, the actress received criticisms after she gave vague answers to questions involving Navarro, Lee and Cornejo. The trio trade charges after Navarro was mauled by a group of men led by Lee at the condo unit of Cornejo. The model claimed she was raped by the TV host/actor.

Adarna said she was affected by the hullabaloo the video has created, but eventually she moved on from the booboo.

"The first two days, I was a bit affected but life goes on. Basta hindi na magpa-interview ng lasing," she said.

The actress also stands by her claim that she is a friend of Lee, but reiterated that they are "not best of friends."

"Totoo naman na kilala ko si Cedric but yung friendship namin hindi yung level na... I don't even know his number. Kilala ko siya because I meet him when I go out and may mga friends kami ni common. Hindi kami best friends, hindi kami nagte-text," she said.

Meanwhile, Adarna dismissed rumors that Navarro courted her.
"Hindi siya nanligaw sa akin. It's not true. Walang ligaw, walang foods," she said.

Adarna also believes her removal from Navarro's upcoming movie "Da Possessed" is not because of her drunk comment, but due to scheduling reasons.

"Desisyon naman na yung ng management kasi hindi nila ako kinausap pa. Feeling ko mahirap din kasi every day na sila mag-taping kasi i-push padin yung April 19 play date. Ang time ko ngayon ay ito," she said.

"Thankful parin ako kasi hirap ako sa character ko dito. Minsan nagta-taping kami ng 27 hours and walang tulog. How much more kung ipagsabay ko yung dalawa, wala na akong kaluluwa pagdating step. Baka blessing in disguise din," she added.

Adarna will be seen regularly in "Moon of Desire" starting March 31 on Kapamilya Gold. (Sunnex)

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