Booba returns a changed woman

Rufa Mae Quinto has endeared herself to movie and TV fans by putting her sexy body and innate ability to make people laugh to good use since entering Philippines' showbiz. And because of this, she has raked in fame and fortune without so much effort.

By Guil Franco (Correspondent)

Published: Sun 6 Aug 2006, 1:17 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 4:24 PM

A lot of Pinoys still pine for Booba, Rufa Mae's signature role that instantly became the yardstick and common caricature of sexy comediennes today.

Happily, their love for her comedic antics and charming personality will be rekindled soon.

This is because Rufa Mae stars in the movie Oh My Ghost, a horror-comedy from Octo Arts, which is the same company behind box-office hits Lastikman and Enteng Kabisote.

In Oh My Ghost, Rufa Mae works for an advertising company. "In the movie, Paolo Contis, Uma Khouny, and Carlos Agassi have the hots for me, but I don't give in to their advances. One night, they go to my house in an attempt to assault me, but I die. But since the movie is comedy, I come back as a ghost to avenge my death. It's really funny," she says.

Oh My Ghost also marks Rufa Mae's second team up with Marvin Agustin. The last movie they did was the 2002 Metro Manila Film Festival entry Super B, so this movie serves as reunion for the two stars. "He may not be so much into comedy, but Marvin really shone and proved his comic skills," Rufa Mae shares.

Behind the scences, friends of Rufa Mae think it is true love that hit her this time. At this juncture in her career, they say she will do anything and everything to keep her romance with singer Erik Santos alive.

Rufa Mae, just like Kris Aquino, will willingly slow down on her showbiz career should Erik ask her to, they add.

"Rufa Mae has changed a lot since she and Erik were on. Before she seemed to be always high strung, but now she's very calm," her friends also reveal.

"Before, when she tapes for any of her shows on GMA-7, she could hardly stay put in one place. But this time, she has put on an aura of calmness.

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