Yam Concepcion slams uploads of sex scene in porn sites

Posted at 03/24/2014 6:30 PM | Updated as of 03/24/2014 9:09 PM

MANILA - "I am not a bold star. I am a sexy actress."

These were the words of Yam Concepcion in reacting to the uploading of her sex scene in the Erik Matti film "Rigodon" on pornographic websites, which she said was "more than surprising."

The Kapamilya actress, who is set to star in ABS-CBN's adaptation of the Korean TV series "Pure Love," opened the subject in an interview with ABS-CBN News' Mario Dumaual over the weekend.

Concepcion was one of the celebrity guests at an event held Saturday by men's magazine FHM, which introduced her as a "sexy actress" in September 2012 when she appeared on its cover.

According to Concepcion, a sex scene between her and "Rigodon" co-star John James Uy is now making the rounds in adult websites similar to video-streaming platform YouTube.

"Medyo nakakabastos kasi 'yung ibang comments na naririnig ko. Parang nakakabastos sa art na ginawa ng direktor namin na si Erik Matti. This wasn't a joke when we did the movie," Concepcion said.

"Pinaghirapan po namin ito and it was well thought of. I believe it was tastefully done naman. I think they should respect that also."

Produced by Viva Films, "Rigodon" was the launching movie of Concepcion as the film outfit's new "sex goddess." Released in November 2012, it starred her as 25-year-old Sarah Dilag, whose one-night stand with a married man portrayed by Uy leads to a murderous encounter with his wife.

"Hindi naman siya porn, e," Concepcion said. "It's a movie. It's an adult drama movie. Medyo may ibang interpretation lang 'yung ibang tao na baka sabihin nila gano'n."

"I am not a bold star. I am a sexy actress. I get paid to act, right? I don't sell my body."