Baron Geisler axed from film after urinating on co-star Ping Medina
FDCP Chair Liza Diño-Seguerra has vowed legal action.
(SPOT.ph) At this point, many are no longer surprised when Baron Geisler is involved some sort of controversial altercation. Still, his most recent incident involving his film, Bubog, caught everyone—including his co-star, Ping Medina—by surprise.
In a lengthy Facebook post, a disgusted Medina detailed how Geisler was allegedly drinking on set. The scene, which involved Medina being completely bound by packaging tape, required Geisler to threaten him. "Napakabilis ng pangyayari. Naramdaman ko na lang na may bumabasa sa dibdib ko. Medyo mainit at may amoy. Unti unti ko na-realize na p*******, ginagawa niya talaga 'to," wrote Medina. "Umagos ito. Basang basa ang shirt ko. Umagos ito hanggang sa bibig ko. Buti may nakatakip na tape."
In the same post, he urged the film and television industry to stop giving Geisler chances because of his unprofessional behavior. He also addressed his co-star, saying, "Hindi ka isang ganap na 'actor.' Dahil ang tunay na actor ay may malasakit sa trabaho. Hindi 'yong pumupunta ka sa set na lasing and God knows kung ano pa tinira ng p********** 'yan."
Meanwhile, Geisler took to Facebook to defend himself, claiming it was a "misunderstanding" and said the director, Arlyn Dela Cruz, said for him to do what he thought best for the scene. However, Dela Cruz denied his claims and said that he had vowed to work sober for the film.
"I repeatedly explained to you and was clearly written on the script where your character is coming from and how I wanted it to be tackled, stressing that the idea is, power is felt, not expressed," she wrote. "To show true might, in subdued silence and suppressed emotions. Ping Medina does not deserve what you did. No actor deserves that. No person deserves that."
She ended her post, saying, "To my fellow filmmakers, you may think you need Baron in your movies...but you don't...you really don't." She also said that they killed his character and the "story and script will stand without [him]."
Meanwhile, Film Development Chair Liza Diño-Seguerra slammed Geisler's behavior, saying, "We may not have guilds here who can really protect the welfare of our film workers but I will make sure this will never happen again to any actor. Legal action should be taken against you. I will make sure our council sees this through."