As her current family drama series Viral Scandal airs its finale, actress Dimples Romana shared how she considered her latest role as another learning experience for her even with her decades long career in showbiz.
“Sa character ni Kakay Sicat pinalakas talaga ako nito. As in pinaalala sa akin na ang kababaihan may taglay talaga na kalakasan at hindi lang yun ha, pag pinagsama mo pa yung pagiging ina niya, pagiging victim niya also ng mga sitwasyon na pinagdaanan niya in the past, and OFW pa siya.
“So lahat ng makings of a strong character meron kay Kakay Sicat. Kumbaga pinagtibay siya ng lahat ng nangyari sa kanya. Isa yun I guess sa mga strongest suits na dinala ko and hopefully na-convey ko rin sa mga tao,” she said.
Even after portraying numerous maternal roles onscreen, Dimples said each and every character is always special to her.
“Yung Viral Scandal yung isa sa pinaka nagdagdag ng pagka-espesyal niya para sa akin is as you all know I really make sure that all my characters, may it be called small or is it a markadong character, I always just make sure that it will be memorable.
“I think one of the pinaka important na tinalaga sa akin is that there is strength in numbers. Yung laban lang ng mga kababaihan dito, nakikita natin yung different perspectives ng iba’t ibang klase ng tao pagdating sa pagsugpo or at least pagharap ng isang viral scandal or any scandal for that matter. Kasi nobody really wants to be a part of a scandal naman di ba?” she added.
As a real-life mother of two (with a third baby on the way), Dimples also revealed how she and her husband Boyet Ahmee make sure to keep their kids away from any kind of scandal.
“We don’t base our parenting on any achievements whatsoever. I have zero expectations of my children.
“That’s why they’re very expressive of themselves. They’re free to live however they want to live. That’s how I protect them from all these things. I can’t protect them 24/7.
“Callie is in Australia, Alonzo is at home right now. Pero at the end of the day, gustuhin ko man maging nandun at mother of three naman ako, we want to be with our children 24/7, we can’t do that.
“So habang bata pa lang sila, we pour them with enough love to feel secure. Kasi ang isang tao, importante na alam mong may uuwian at uuwian ka. We embrace the imperfections of our children,” she explained.
Showing constant love and support is Dimples’s way of helping her loved ones surpass their challenges in life, just like how the characters of Viral Scandal overcame their own problems.
“It is not in the lighter days, the happier days that our characters are telling of ourselves. It’s really the darker days of our character. Hindi mo naman makikita ang pag-uugali kapag maganda at masaya lang siya eh. Mas nakikita mo yan kapag sinusubok ng pagkakataon ang pagkatao mo.
“So I think for that alone, just making sure that my children feel loved and whatever happens within the family or outside of the home, they will always be embraced as themselves. They will always be loved as themselves kahit ano pang mangyari,” she explained.
Watch the finale of Viral Scandal on the Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, iWant TFC, JeepneyTV, TV5 at A2Z.