After more than three months of working together on the hit family drama Viral Scandal, the show’s stars Charlie Dizon, Dimples Romana, Maxene Magalona, Ria Atayde, and Gian Magdangal share their most unforgettable moments on and off camera while working together.
“Hindi ko makalimutan yung bonding namin ng pamilya Sicat pag uuwi kami sa van. Lagi kaming nagkakantahan. Pero magkakahiwalay kami ha. Parati kaming nagkakaraoke parati. Kaya nung paglabas namin nag-karaoke kami eh.”
“Sa Sicats, yung pag mag-hu-hug kami sa isang eksena, dahil pisngiin kaming lahat, kanya kanyang tago ng mukha. Kasi lagi kaming magka-hug dun eh. Kanya kaya kaming anggulo (laughs).”
“Off cam, solid ang pamilyang ito. Solid ang Viral Scandal. Si Jake (Cuenca) lagi niya kaming niyayaya na mag-reading kami together. Kasi very complicated talaga yung Ramones family. Kaya tinutukan namin kung paano namin aaralin yung mga characters namin.
“Kasi talagang kung mapapansin niyo yung family dynamic namin, very, very funny. Very dysfunctional and akala mo end of the world palagi. Palaging may tension. Nag-di-dinner lang, naka-pearls talaga kami ni Kaila (Estrada), nakaayos. So it’s a very, very complicated family that we really needed to make sure na maganda yung pagka-deliver namin.
“To the Ramones family I’m very, very grateful kasi for someone like me who is longing for love of family also, I am grateful that they made me feel this way in Viral Scandal. Not just the Ramones family but everyone. this whole production, sobra akong happy.”
“I personally enjoyed playing Laura so much and I’m going to miss her and everyone. Thank you everyone for giving me a second family in 2021, a true rollercoaster ride. Naalala ko nun meron isang line, ‘demur’ yung word. It’s a legal term. The whole day was kind of just on the lookout for that. So we had a lot of moments like that where I feel like it made things lighter for us. Kasi kung ano yung kinabigat ng materyal namin, ganun naman kagaan katrabaho nung isa’t isa.”
“Sobrang daming magandang memories, good times off set. I got close to Markus (Paterson) obviously and of course sila Jake (Cuenca). Lahat talaga eh. Lalo na sa pamilya Ramones, si Maxene (Magalona) and Kaila (Estrada). It was really a campy group. Kasi kung ano yung kinabigat sa scenes, ganun naman yung kina-light sa offscreen. There was a lot of love.
“But one unforgettable moment was may time na nagkantahan kaming lahat doon sa isang place. Nag-gi-gitara ako tapos nagkakantahan. Sabi ko parang nagkaroon ng party dun na masaya lang lahat talaga and you can really say that there’s overflowing love and passion for each other and work. Kasi we we’re in a lock-in and the height of the pandemic and everything was strict and we really couldn’t go out so seeing other people and being with other people in that kind of experience was really overwhelming with a lot of love.”