What Separates Maricel from others
Maricel is never full of herself. She's never self-obsessed. She seldom talks about herself and seldom you would hear her start her statements with "I or ako".
Pinanday kasi siya ng mahabang panahong pakikisalamuha sa mga beteranong artista. Lumaki siya sa piling nina Dolphy at Nida Blanca. Nakatrabaho niya sa maraming pagkakataon si Charito Solis at Nova Villa.
Aside from Ms. Solis and Ms. Villa, Maricel has worked with other respectable actors like Gloria Romero, Susan Roces, Anita Linda, Celia Rodriguez, among others.
She's been fortunate to have worked with these luminaries who were epitome of professionalism and higher sense of craftsmanship. Mga tunay na alagad ng sining.
No wonder Maricel turned out to be one of the finest thespians in the industry generations after generations.
And quite admirably, all these actresses and even veteran actors like the late Eddie Rodriguez and Eddie Garcia, have only good words for her.
She reciprocates their admiration for her with equal respect and she always gives them the highest regards they deserve despite her stellar position, or her superstardom.
HINDI KASI NAGING MAYABANG SI MARICEL KAHIT KAILAN. Hindi siya nanapak ng kahit na sino para maabot lang ang katanyagan.
Her sheer talents and determination undeniably put her where she is: THE UNDISPUTED, UNDENIABLE DIAMOND STAR OF THE PHILIPPINE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.
And she's not just a STAR, she's an ACTRESS.
And the most important thing about the whole thing: NOBODY QUESTIONS THAT.
And that what separates Soriano with any other actress of her own generation and even the generations that came after that.
And the funny thing is, Maricel never talks about it.