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How did Charlie Dizon become the ‘Fan Girl’?

Director Antonette Jadaone reveals how she found the lead actress of her latest film Fan Girl.

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10/03/2020 08:49 AM
How did Charlie Dizon become the ‘Fan Girl’?
Photo credit: @tonetjadaone and @charliedizon_ IG

One year after searching for a new face for a lead actress in her latest film Fan Girl and director Antonette Jadaone finally revealed why she chose Star Magic talent Charlie Dizon, who was part of the fantaserye Bagani where she played the role of a pirate named Marikit and the recently concluded A Soldier’s Heart.

In her Instagram post, the talented director, who was also at the helm of films like Alone/Together and That Thing Called Tadhana revealed that Charlie was not their original choice to play the role. ‘Yung paghanap kay Fan Girl, nagpabago ng mantra ko sa buhay to ‘everything happens for a reason’ because the truth is, we already found our fan girl but she had to back out a week before the shoot,” she admitted.

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Direk Tonet also shared that Charlie was chosen after auditioning hundreds of hopeful actresses. “After choosing our fan girl out of 670++ girls, nag-acting workshops na kami, nasukatan ng damit, biglang wala na kami uli fan girl. Pero nagpaka-Zen ako, at laging binubulong sa sariling ‘everything happens for a reason’ and ‘trust the process’ because cinema is the process, and when we found our fan girl again nung audition, we knew it was her...three days before our shoot (!!!). Kabaliw. Pero kailangan lang manalig. At nung ginagawa na namin ang pelikula, alam na namin - tama nga, siya nga si Fan Girl,” she said.

The 24-year-old actress, who was also part of films like Seven Sundays, Finally Found Someone, and Loving in Tandem, was a perfect fit, according to the Fan Girl director. “Charlie Dizon is our FAN GIRL. Salamat sa buong pusong pagganap. Ramdam ko ang dedikasyon mo sa proyekto, pati ang pagpunta mo sa Baclaran Church para ipagdasal ito 🤣🤣🤣 

“CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO SEE THIS FILM. Salamat sa mga katuwang ko sa pagbuo nito, may separate posts kayo teka lang haha pero madaling gawin ang pag-‘trust the process’ dahil mapagkakatiwalaan ang mga kasama ko salamat muli waw ang haba na, dami ko ba time???  ”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

‘Yung paghanap kay Fan Girl, nagpabago ng mantra ko sa buhay to “everything happens for a reason”bec the truth is, we already found our fan girl but she had to back out a week before the shoot. After choosing our fan girl out of 670++ girls, nag-acting workshops na kami, nasukatan ng damit, biglang wala na kami uli fan girl. Pero nagpaka-Zen ako, at laging binubulong sa sariling “everything happens for a reason” and “trust the process” bec cinema is the process, and when we found our fan girl again nung audition, we knew it was her...three days before our shoot (!!!). Kabaliw. Pero kailangan lang manalig. At nung ginagawa na namin ang pelikula, alam na namin - tama nga, siya nga si Fan Girl. Charlie Dizon is our FAN GIRL. Salamat sa buong pusong pagganap. Ramdam ko ang dedikasyon mo sa proyekto, pati ang pagpunta mo sa Baclaran Church para ipagdasal ito 🤣🤣🤣 At salamat @husejose sa laging pag-alalay sa akin, sa napakalaking tulong sa pagbuo ng character at pag-arte ni Fan Girl. Ang dami kong natutunan sa’yo sa proseso ng aktor. I’m a wide-eyed student 💗 CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO SEE THIS FILM. Salamat sa mga katuwang ko sa pagbuo nito, may separate posts kayo teka lang haha pero madaling gawin ang pag-“trust the process” dahil mapagkakatiwalaan ang mga kasama ko salamat muli waw ang haba na, dami ko ba time??? 😆 (Photos by @backrollz)

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FAN GIRL @fangirlmovie logline: An obsessed teenage fan finds herself inside a mansion with her celebrity idol she thought she knew and learns exactly why they say never meet your heroes. Poster design by my constant poster collaborator @karlfmcastro From Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay and That Thing Called Tadhana to Never Not Love You and Alone/Together, dito kami pinakanatagalannnnnn! Thank you as always, Karl! Nakarating na ba cake from @biancabalbuena na pinangako niya??? 🤣 Btw aside from designing my posters, isa rin si Karl sa mga nagbabasa ng script ko mula umpisa, my trusted few na lumalait (at pumupuri rin naman) sa gawa ko bago pa man makalabas sa iba haha tenks Karl sana mabasa mo ‘to kumusta riyan sa Angono nawa ay may signal ka na 🤣

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In Fan Girl, Charlie plays the role of Jane, a high schooler obsessed with her celebrity idol Paulo Avelino (who plays himself). The unlikely duo end up stuck together in a mansion and Jane discovers that the more she gets to know her idol, she realizes why they say never meet your heroes.