Beauty Gonzalez, Dimples Romana stay in separate tents on set to remain in character
Actress Beauty Gonzalez revealed that she and co-star Dimples Romana stay in different tents to remain in character when taping for noontime drama series “Kadenang Ginto.”
Gonzalez, who plays the role of Romina Mondragon in the show, made the revelation on “Magandang Buhay” on June 18. “Kadenang Ginto” seems to be the turning point in Gonzalez’s 10-year career as an actress, as she shared this is the only time she felt a character of hers became popular and successful.
“Napakalaking bagay kasi for ten years, ngayon ko lang naramdaman na sobrang pumatok yung character ko, as Romina Mondragon,” Gonzalez said. “Na-feel ko ngayon na, ngayon lang ako nanalo ng Best Actress, sabi ko, wow! I mean I’m still floating, overwhelming pa rin and sobrang thankful ako kasi on my tenth year, it’s remarkable for me kasi of ‘Kadenang Ginto.’”
(It’s a huge thing because for ten years, it is only now that I felt my character really became successful, as Romina Mondragon. I feel that I won a ‘Best Actress’ award only now and I said “wow!” I mean, I’m still floating, it’s still overwhelming and I’m super-thankful because my tenth year is made remarkable by “Kadenang Ginto.”)
She also shared that some of her most intense scenes were the ones with Romana, who plays Daniela, her rival in the show. The two can usually be seen embroiled in the cattiest of fights, from screaming matches to intense hair pulling and face slapping.
“Lahat ng eksena ko kay Daniela, parang pinapanaginipan ko pa kapag umuuwi ako, kasi matindi yung mga eksena namin…,” she said.
(All of my scenes with Daniela… it is as if I still dream about them when I go home because our scenes are intense).
How they make these confrontation scenes real and authentic to their viewers perhaps lies in their curious setup on set. While the two love each other and are pleasant during taping, Gonzalez said she and Romana stay in separate tents so they won’t become close in real life.
“Actually me and Dimples we stay in separate tents and we wanted it that way so that hindi kami maging close in real life. Kasi kung maging close ko siya, maaawa ako sa kanya, makikita sa acting ko na naaawa ako sa kanya, so it’s better na we keep it separate, but we’re good ha,” said Gonzalez. “We really love each other, but we just wanted it to be… we’re professional in that way.”
(Dimples and I stay in separate tents and we wanted it that way so we won’t become close in real life. If we become close, I would take pity on her and it would show in my acting that I feel sorry for her, so it’s better that we keep it separate. But we’re good, we really love each other, but we just wanted it to be… we’re professional in that way). /ra