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Charlie Dizon talks in regards to the professionals and cons of being a part of a love workforce

Scene from “Maalaala Mo Kaya”

For award-winning actress Charlie Dizon, the toughest factor about not being a part of a love workforce is creating chemistry with every male accomplice she has to work with.

Charlie has simply completed taping for the drama collection “Viral Scandal,” which is presently streaming on the Kapamilya Channel. There, she is paired with Joshua Garcia.

For an episode within the drama anthology “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK) this April, she needed to work with Kiko Estrada.

“All of it depends upon who I’m partnered with. I’d normally attempt to verify first if the particular person is simple to speak with. More often than not, I’m the one who breaks the ice. I’d typically introduce myself first and ask how he’s doing,” Charlie mentioned throughout a digital chat to advertise the MMK episodes lined up for the month of April.

“I’m fortunate that the actors I’ve partnered with had been all good to me. They’re additionally simple to work with. The benefit of that is that I get to study from every of them, and that I develop as an actress. If I see that they’ve this specific method that I additionally discover efficient, I adapt it. I’m fortunate as a result of all of them are as passionate as I’m with the work they do,” added Charlie.

She was additionally in a position to work with Paulo Avelino within the film “Fangirl,” and with Jameson Blake on initiatives like “4 Sisters and a Wedding ceremony,” and “Sundown Lady.” Charlie’s first MMK venture, the 2021 Valentine’s Day episode, was with Jameson.

Working with Kiko

Recalling what it was like working with Kiko, Charlie mentioned: “After I realized that he could be my accomplice, I felt shy as a result of I’ve by no means met him in particular person earlier than. I used to be fearful that we would look awkward collectively, particularly as a result of we will probably be portraying actual individuals right here and that we’re speculated to be lovers,” she started.

“However once we attended our pictorial for the image props we’ll use within the episode, I noticed that we jibed instantly. We had been sharing jokes with one another instantly. I knew then that work could be simple with Kiko,” Charlie mentioned.

She additionally observed that Kiko is a devoted actor. “He memorized the script beforehand. We additionally talked about our characters and the dynamics of us being boyfriend-girlfriend within the present,” Charlie noticed. “Kiko comes from a household of actors. He shared with me how his dad and mom would give him recommendation about working in present biz and the way passionate they’re relating to the craft. That helped me, too, as a result of I understood the place Kiko is coming from.”

Charlie mentioned that, like Kiko, she would all the time purpose to “stage up” when it comes to efficiency in every new venture she takes on. “It actually depends upon the fabric that’s provided to me, in addition to on the individuals I’d be intently working with. Every venture has totally different units of artists and manufacturing workforce members. One factor is for certain, I be sure that to study one thing new in every set I step on, even when it’s simply by the use of observing my coworkers,” she identified.

Charlie Dizon

Charlie Dizon

Testing limits

“I assumed I used to be already challenged after I did ‘Fangirl.’ After I did ‘Viral Scandal,’ I noticed that it’s far harder. By way of the present, I bought to check my limits. I realized in regards to the technical aspect of performing, too. The expertise was actually totally different,” Charlie recalled.

“I’ve been performing for fairly some time now, however I used to be by no means aware of my digital camera angles and blocking. Again then, I’d say, ‘bahala na,’ however now I noticed that I wanted to pay attention to this stuff as effectively so as to make work simpler for the remainder of the workforce. I’m fortunate that I used to be effectively taken care of on the set; that everybody I labored with was devoted to enjoying their roles effectively, not simply my coactors but in addition the administrators and employees members. They’re all very passionate that you just’d really feel ashamed to not be on the similar stage as they’re.”

Taking part in an OFW nurse

Within the episode that may air on April 23, Charlie performs an OFW nurse named Raquel, who meets Ralph (Kiko) whereas she was within the technique of mending her damaged coronary heart. Ralph finally proposed marriage to Raquel. As they had been making ready for the marriage, COVID-19 occurs.

Charlie mentioned enjoying Raquel had been a “refreshing change” from portraying Rica Sicat in “Viral Scandal,” however not essentially simpler to do. “To be sincere, I actually felt the strain. I used to be portraying a real-life character. I simply hope that my efficiency is near what actually occurred. I hope I used to be in a position to give the suitable feelings, despite the fact that I wasn’t actually round when the story occurred and that I used to be simply relying on the script,” she identified.

“I actually needed to be informed that I did effectively. It was a very good factor that I bought to speak with the letter sender earlier than the shoot,” Charlie mentioned. “I bought a deeper understanding of what she is like as an individual. I additionally requested her for tips about what she needed to see from me, just like the feelings I ought to categorical. I noticed that I wanted to painting this as honestly as doable.”


Now that it’s completed and will probably be seen by extra individuals, Charlie mentioned she couldn’t assist however really feel proud. “I’m joyful that I used to be in a position to end it, that it’s now going to encourage extra individuals. For positive, many will be capable of relate to this, particularly as a result of it occurred at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic,” she declared.

In the meantime, the April 2 episode will function Hero Angeles, Marlo Mortel and Sky Quizon portraying the Villadarez brothers. They misplaced their dad and mom prematurely and had been left within the care of their strict grandmother, Eating (Peewee O’ Hara). Watch how Michael (Hero), Angelo (Marlo) and Anthony (Sky) overcome obstacles thrown their means and the way they’re able to repay Eating for adopting them.

Watch “MMK” on A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya On-line Stay on YouTube, ABS-CBN Leisure Fb web page and iWantTFC. Exterior the Philippines, it’s obtainable on cable and IPTV through The Filipino Channel.

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