After bagging the role of Dimples Romana’s husband and Charlie Dizon’s stepfather in the family drama series Viral Scandal, Miko Raval admitted he had second thoughts about accepting the role because of his concerns about family.
“Medyo nahirapan ako mag-decide to go into the bubble nga. Kasi I recently got married nung February so parang half of this year mas nasa labas ako more than I’m with my wife. So yung unang taon pa lang ng kasal namin challenge na agad for us. But you know every time I’m here talagang ibubuhos ko lahat sa trabaho para at least masasabi ko na hindi ko nasayang yung araw na hindi ko siya kasama. So when I get back, it’s all good. When we are together at least we really get to spend time together and enjoy each other’s company. Yun lang naman. It’s not as hard as I thought it would be. Kinaya naman since we’re all on our third cycle. It’s all good naman,” he admitted.
The Viral Scandal actor, who got married to his longtime girlfriend, Kaira Dimatulac last February, said he was happy that his nuptials finally pushed through, although with a smaller ceremony, this year.
“Everything went according to plan naman. Siguro yung sa wedding lang naman, mas kumonti yung tao. Which was a very good thing din naman that happened. It was a very intimate wedding so we all enjoyed it, me, my family, and my friends. I’m very blessed and lucky and lucky na wala namang nangyaring masama sa akin or sa family ko and sa friends ko,” he admitted.
As for his working relationship with onscreen partner Dimples Romana, Miko doesn’t hesitate to give her all the credit for making their scenes so effective and for creating a closer connection with all the cast members.
“Siya talaga yung nagdala eh. As in even before we all went into the bubble, before our first cycle, she set up a Zoom call. Basta kami kami lahat. She made an effort na talagang maging close lahat before coming. Para walang awkwardness na mangyayari. Pagdating sa look test namin, sa photo shoot, shy type kasi ako sa simula. So yun parang naiilang ako kasi siyempre Dimples Romana. Ayun, sa simula talaga sinabi ko sa kanila yun na parang diesel ako, mag-lo-load muna ako ng medyo matagal tagal. Pero pag medyo nagkilakilala na, nagawa na ng first scene or first two scenes, magiging comfortable ka na after that. And then yun as we went along the shoot, mas na-discover namin yung isa’t isa and we got to bond din with the other actors na yung mga kids namin here on the show. So sobrang okay yung naging dynamics namin. Which hopefully mag-translate talaga onscreen,” he added.
Viral Scandal stars Charlie Dizon, Joshua Garcia, Jake Cuenca, Dimples Romana, Miko Raval, Ria Atayde, Maxene Magalona, Jameson Blake, Markus Paterson, Aljon Mendoza, Karina Bautista, Louise Abuel, Kaila Estrada, Vance Larena, Gian Magdangal, Arielle Roces, and Aya Fernandez. Watch it on Kapamilya Channel, TV5, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV.