WATCH: RS Francisco on Ellen Adarna, John Lloyd Cruz
Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo ( - September 25, 2018 - 6:02pm

MANILA, Philippines — Before actress Ellen Adarna disappeared from the limelight in 2017 to run away with lover John Lloyd Cruz, among her last public appearances was during her launch as an endorser of a cosmetics brand.

In an interview with, RS Francisco of Front Row Entertainment, which signed up Adarna to become an endorser of Front Row’s makeup, tells in the video what he knows about the actress’ whereabouts after she was last seen in his event.

He stressed that Ellen remains an endorser of his brand and she is welcome to join the company again in its future events.

In a separate video, RS said he has not seen or heard if Ellen’s partner, John Lloyd, has seen his play, but he is hoping John Lloyd would given that John Lloyd is now into the arts. 

RS stars in the local revival of the Tony Award-winning play “M. Butterfly,” which runs until September 30 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. 

A classic drama written by David Henry Hwang, inspired by Giaccomo Puccini's opera “Madame Butterfly,” the play is loosely based on events surrounding a 1986 espionage trial about a mysterious Chinese opera singer and a French diplomat.

Francisco reprises his portrayal of Song Liling, the Chinese opera singer who became the French diplomat’s object of affection. Song seduces him through his biases of the East then exploits their intimacy to collect classified information for agents of the Chinese Communist Party.

In the following video, Francisco talks more about his role and shows a sneak peek into his transformation as “M. Butterfly.” — Videos by Erwin Cagadas Jr.

Related video: Backstage with RS Franscisco at his dressing room for 'M. Butterfly' 

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