As part of the upcoming new series Viral, Karina Bautista said she never expected to be so lucky to pursue an acting career after her stint as a housemate on Pinoy Big Brother: Otso in 2019.
“It never stops naman yung learning process, yung growth and development. There’s a lot of chances and binigyan kami. We’ll do our best and nakikinig kami sa aming mga directors and nag-o-observe kami sa aming mga co-actors. We’re thankful na nandun sila Ate Ria (Atayde), si kuya Jake (Cuenca) and Ms. Dimples (Romana) yung mga dati na namin napapanuod pa. They will be part of it and talagang isasapuso namin. Hard work lang talaga. We will do everything with the Lord so we will try to do our best together and individually in everything that we can,” she said.
The 19-year-old Star Magic talent admitted that because of the ongoing pandemic, a lot of their live fan events were not able to push through. But she is happy that she is still able to interact with her fans virtually through her social media accounts.
“Sayang nga eh. Ang daming nakahandang fan meets and parties before the pandemic. Pero at least safety pa rin. So napakadali na naman ngayon because we have social media. Pag minsan naman pag nag-se-celebrate kami ng monthsary ng fan group kung kelan sila unang nabuo, kung kelan nila kami unang sinuportahan. Heto may Zoom at may live stream din naman kami. So malaking pasasalamat din naman namin na kapag may celebrations napapasali kami like sa Rise Artists and Star Magic. Wala namang problema. Ganun pa rin naman,” she said.
Now that she gets to interact directly with her followers, Karina said that fans now are more interactive and less passive.
“Actually ngayon mas vocal na sila siguro kasi mas madali hindi katulad nun na hindi ko naman sila makakausap lahat. Ngayon very accessible naman. Masaya naman kaming lahat and last time actually parang tinulungan nila kami sa taping namin and may mga kinausap sila doon. Actually very resourceful yung mga yan at maparaan. Nagpadala pa sila ng mga foods. Ang galing nila,” she added.