Dimples Romana assured fans of Kadenang Ginto that her rivalry with Beauty Gonzalez does not extend to real life, even though their respective characters in the show are mortal enemies.
In fact, Dimples (who plays Daniela) said that it is easier to do confrontation scenes with Beauty (who is cast as Romina) since they have no animosity in real life.
Dimples explained, "Hindi kami nag-iingat dahil okay kami sa isa't isa.
"Mas nakakatakot kasing gawin yung sampalan and sakitan kapag merong something.
"Paano? E, di matatakot ako kapag sasampalin.
"In fact, pagkatapos ako sampalin ni Beauts, 'Dimps, okay ka lang? Sorry, napakalakas ba?'
"Ako din, 'Beauts, may singsing ako dito sa kabila.'
"May mga ganun nang usapan kami, kaya nagwu-work, kaya effective siya."
One of the trending confrontation scenes in Kadenang Ginto was when Manang Esther (Susan Africa) gave Daniela and Romina knives so they could finally settle their fight.
ABS-CBN then released a behind-the-scenes clip of the scene where Dimples and Beauty were seen laughing with each other after shooting the knife scene.
Dimples said, "Nakita mo ba yung behind-the-scenes no'n? Tawang tawa kami!
"Pero pag yun yung pinanuod mo, para talagang magkaaway kami di ba?"
Dimples says people have been led to believe that she and Beauty have a real-life rivalry because of their catfights and confrontation scenes.
"E, kasi Romina-Daniela. e! Napapaghalo na nila yung Romina-Daniela.
"Feeling ko, nanggagaling yun because kapag fan ka ng show, 'Uy, Romina-Daniela.'
"Sa ASAP Rome nga, as Romina-Daniela kami, hindi naman as Beauty and Dimples!
"I trust naman our audience na nakikita nila na ano lang yon, laro, e, kasi iniisip nila ako na si Daniela, inisip nila, siya na si Romina and sa totoo, at some point nakakatulong yun sa show namin di ba, na may ganun."
Right now, Dimples focuses on the blessings that they have been receiving because of Kadenang Ginto's success.
"I'm just so happy that Beauts and I get many opportunities from the roles that we have now.
"Beauty has a lot of endorsements now, sardines also, I have sardines. Meron siyang detergent, meron din ako.
"Ang akin, kung saan happy lahat, kung saan maraming oportunidad ang lahat, doon ako. I think dun lang nanggagaling because napapaghalo na nila, pero walang wala."
In October 2019, Kadenang Ginto celebrated its first year on air.
Dimples is happy that it has lasted this long, especially since Kadenang Ginto was a show that was suddenly planned.
In fact, Dimples was supposed to rest after doing Bagani, which wrapped up in August 2018.
She recalled, "Oo biglaan, remember? Dapat magpapahinga ako after Bagani, e.
"E, sabi ni Lord, anong pahinga? Hindi ako magpapahinga!"
While Kadenang Ginto is expected to run until 2020, Dimples still won't be able to rest because she has already a follow-up project after the afternoon series.
"Hindi ko pa alam pero alam ko, until next year, but I also know the projects I'm doing after.
"I think sinabihan na ako para hindi lang ako makapag-isip na magbakasyon kasi alam mo naman ako, everytime lagi ako nag-iisip na magbakasyon ako!"
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) had an exclusive interview with Dimples at the press launch of her new endorsement, the accident insurance JuanLife, held at EDSA Shangri-la Hotel last November 28.
DIMPLES JOINS MMFF 2019 ENTRY OF VICE GANDA
Aside from Kadenang Ginto, Dimples is also busy promoting her Metro Manila Film Festival 2019 entry, The Mall, The Merrier, directed by Barry Gonzalez.
Dimples plays the kontrabida to the lead characters portrayed by Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis.
Dimples said about this movie produced by Star Cinema, "Ang bongga ng Vice Ganda! Nakakatawa siya.
"At saka pang pamilya siya. Hindi ko lang maispluk [ma-reveal] kasi baka masabi ko yung kwento, e."
This will be the first time that Dimples will play a major role in an MMFF entry after many years. Her last MMFF movie was the 2012 movie, Shake, Rattle, and Roll 14.
According to Dimples, it was a conscious decision for her not to accept MMFF movies because she wants to celebrate Christmas.
What made her accept the role in The Mall, The Merrier?
"Alam mo bihira ako mag-MMFF kasi gusto ko may Pasko ako, e, kasama ko yung pamilya ko.
"Pero, at the same time, bakit ko naman hihindian, e, sina Anne ito, sila Vice, tapos pamilya ko na rin naman sila.
"So parang nagtrabaho lang din ako with the family.
"At saka si Direk Barry, imaginine mo, kasama ko na yan, One More Chance pa. Nandon na siya no'n e."
Dimples believes that the success of her Daniela role in Kadenang Ginto paved the way for her to get the role in the Vice Ganda-Anne Curtis film.
She said, "I owe so much to Daniela and my Dreamscape Family. I can't thank them enough.
"If only I can message them every single day 'Thank you po for Daniela,' araw-araw yun ang nararamdaman ko, because Daniela opened so many doors for me, doors I never even dreamed of opening.
"I never thought, hindi ko kasi iniisip na I deserve this. Ang iniisip ko lagi, 'Lord, okay na ito sa akin, basta kumakain kami ng tatlong beses sa isang araw, masaya na po ako.
"Ang daming binigay, e. Alam mo yung Diyos, dinidinig Niya kahit hindi mo sabihin, e.
"Kahit yung puso mo lang yung maririnig niya, baka merong mga prayers yung heart ko na hindi iniisip ng brain ko, meron siyang longing na di ko iniisip for me."