Television interviews have never been this bold and feisty until “The Bottomline” came into the boob tube.
Hosted by the country’s King of Talk Boy Abunda, “The Bottomline” has dramatically changed the face of one-on-one interviews as it fearlessly touched the most sensitive issues of every controversial personality.
Where does he get the courage to ask? “I can ask any question and I deserve to be asked any question also. Kunwari, if I have the balls to ask ‘Are you gay? Are you still a virgin?’ people can also ask me the same questions. Dapat patas,” Boy revealed. He added, “I do extensive research. I read a lot. We structure questions but I don’t literally read them. I don’t know my first question until I am in front of my guest. And it’s not about asking the right or the wrong question but you will know what to ask when you’re there. That’s the trick.”
In an interview, when asked if there is one person he would love to appear in ‘The Bottomline’, he answered “I’m coming from the point that I’ve reach that stage in my career where I’ve stopped dreaming of dream interviews because I’ve been fortunate to have been able to do interviews with the people I’ve wanted to interview. At saka dumating na rin ako sa stage ng buhay ko na hindi ako namimili. Kahit sino pwede ko interview-hin. I think everybody has a story, it largely depends on how the story is told.”
Boy’s passion for the show cannot be denied. In fact, the host shared, “I’ve spoken with Cory (Vidanes) and told her, kahit pa alas-dos ito ng madaling araw, for as long as you allow me to do this material I’ll do it.”
He further detailed, “This is the show that I’d like to grow old with. Ito yung show na gusto kong gawin until I am 70 because this is not attached to age or beauty.”
From Hayden Kho’s defender, Atty. Lorna Kapunan, to Jason Ivler’s mother, Marlene Aguilar, “The Bottomline” has grilled the hottest personalities in front of the viewing public with questions coming from the ‘Bottomliners’.
This Saturday, a special “The Bottomline” episode is on your way. As Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Double Up Big Winner Melissa ‘Melai’ Cantiveros takes the hot seat, PBB Double Up 3rd Big Placer, Jason Franciso, joins the group of bottomliners. Questions encompassing Melai’s stand on pre-marital sex, education, her dreams, her thoughts on our government system, her past relationships and her current boyfriend, Jason will all be tackled.
“The Bottomline with Boy Abunda” airs every Saturday on ABS-CBN after the primetime telecast of Banana Split.