- Director Cathy Garcia-Molina is well known for being outspoken
- She is considered as a box-office director in the Philippines
- She revealed something about the comparison between John Lloyd Cruz and Joshua Garcia
Filipino Film and TV director Cathy Garcia Molina or Direk Cathy is one of the Philippines' most sought-after directors of her time. She has directed countless box-office hits. She is best known for romantic-comedy films.
Her recent project was their now showing movie entitled 'Unexpectedly Yours' which stars Robin Padilla and Sharon Cuneta, with love team Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto.
KAMI learned about Direk Cathy's statement from Push.ABS-CBN
During a bloggers' conference, when asked about her opinion about the comparison of veteran actor John Lloyd Cruz with 'Unexpectedly Yours' star Joshua Garcia, she said:
"He will never be John Lloyd. John Lloyd will always be John Lloyd. No matter how good Joshua is, he can only be Joshua.
"Hindi kasi ako naniniwala 'dun eh, ‘yung mga 'next next’ kasi iba si John Lloyd. Incomparable (siya) as much as Joshua is incomparable. He has his own strengths. Joshua will make it on his own."
A lot of people has been tagging Joshua as 'the next John Lloyd' but according to her, she doesn't want to compare the two actors. Because she doesn't believe that such thing exists. She believes that each actor has their own strengths which can never be compared to anyone else.
Direk Cathy became controversial in 2014, because Rosselyn Domingo and her boyfriend Alvin Campomanes accused her of mistreatment. Domingo posted an open letter on Facebook addressed to Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN's COO, claiming that Molina cursed and humiliated them in the teleserye set of Forevermore which they appeared as extras.
In a 2016 interview with Tito Boy, Direk Cathy clarified the said issue, and she was quoted saying:
"I may have my mistakes, but I am not an evil person."
KAMI agrees with Direk Cathy that an actor can never be compared to anybody, because each actor has their own set of strengths and expertise.