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Remember when Dimples Romana wore a wig in Kadenang Ginto?

by James Patrick Anarcon
Jan 31, 2020
Remember when Dimples Romana had to wear a wig for her character in Kadenang Ginto?
PHOTO/S: Noel Orsal / Kadenang Ginto

Remember when Dimples Romana had to wear a wig for her Daniela character in Kadenang Ginto (KG)?

This happened in February 2019, during the second season of the show, when her character had to sport a short hairstyle.

Dimples's wig received mixed reactions from viewers, and even spawned memes online.

In April 2019, during a press conference for her Dimps Tips book, Dimples told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other bloggers that she had to wear a wig because she was still doing the zombie movie Block Z, and the continuity might get affected.

During a bloggers' conference for Block Z last January 13, PEP.ph brought up Dimples's viral wig and Block Z's connection to it.

Dimples then recalled, "Yes, kasi hindi ako pwedeng magpagupit and ako, I have a rule sa trabaho na natutunan ko rin naman sa mga veteran kong nakasama na you have to respect the job.

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"So, I told KG, 'Guys, sorry nasimulan na yung Block Z, hindi ako pwede magpagupit.'"

Dimples then exclaimed, "Sa totoo lang, namimiss ko nga yung wig na yun, e. Gusto niyo ba ibalik ko yon? Wow! Kasi patapos na, di ba?!"

In April 2019, Dimples finally trimmed her hair and stopped using her wig in Kadenang Ginto.

Dimples said, "The producers of KG asked me, 'Dimps, baka finally, pwede na tayo magpagupit.'

"And I had to ask Block Z and when I asked noong nagpagupit ako, I had to show them also what I was going to use and umokay naman lahat, kailangan lang maipaalam ng maayos."

Even though she already cut her hair short, Dimples was still shooting Block Z.

How were they able to solve the continuity problem?

"Magaling na kasi yung mga hairstylist ngayon, so Anton Papa had to go on set and make sure the length of my hair was the same.

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"At saka yung hair ko din yun, e. It's the same hair na ginamit kong naka-extensions."

Kadenang Ginto is now down to its last two weeks on air, and is set to end its finale on February 7.

DIMPLES ON USING A SHOTGUN IN BLOCK Z

Since Dimples's wig made a mark in Kadenang Ginto, she believes that her character's weapon in Block Z will also make a mark on moviegoers: a shotgun.

In Block Z, Dimples plays Bebeth, a security guard in the school infested by zombie0s.

She said, "Ang astig, e, na babae. Pwede kasing naging lalaki yung security guard pero babae ito.

"Nakaka-empower para sa ating mga kababaihan na ang ganda, pinapantay lang, hindi lang mga lalaki ang pwedeng maging protector.

"Kasi siya [Bebeth] yung pinaka-deadly. Imagine mo na lang, nagtry na kayo magshoot ng shotgun? Kapag yun, itinapat mo sa tao, sabog.

"Kaya siya magandang weapon kasi hindi mo kailangan iasintang maayos, basta nakaturo lang siya, pung! So, imaginine mo nang kalat ng zombie kapag tinamaan na siya."

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Block Z is directed by Mikhail Red, who also helmed the films Eerie, Birdshot, and Dead Kids.

DIMPLES'S SHOTGUN BLOOPER ON SET

Dimples did not have a hard time preparing for her role as Bebeth, since her family already has firing as hobby.

Even then, she had to take referesher firing courses to study shotgun firing.

"Ah, kasi bumabaril ako talaga, kami ng pamilya ko, we like firing.

"Kaya lang ako, sa aming mag-anak, mas magaling pa nga yung 16-year-old ko, si Callie. I had to go through firing again pero kasi shotgun ito, e, so I had to try on set the shotgun. Mas physical."

Even then, Dimples still experienced a minor blunder on the set while firing a shotgun.

When this was brought up, Dimples said in jest, "Masyadong nalalaman ng lahat kung gaano ako kalampa!

"Kasi kapag firing, nakatayo ka lang. Ang struggle sa Block Z, tumatakbo kami.

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"Ang lakas kasi ng recall ng shotgun, so I have to shoot maybe, three or four rounds while acting.

"Sabi ko kay Direk Mik, napakahirap naman po ng requirement."

Dimples then narrated how her blunder happened while shooting the running scene against the zombies.

"So, bumabaril ako, lahat kami umaatras.

"So, buong group yun, mapapansin mo sa frame, nawala na lang ako sa frame!

"Sa sobrang lakas ng recall, yung pagkakabagsak ko, hindi man lang tumama yung pwet ko, talagang yung likod ko! E, di pagtingin ko, ang ganda pala ng stars!

"Pero in character pa rin kasi tinulungan ako ni Kuya Ian [Veneracion]. Hindi ko pwedeng bitawan yung character kasi zombies yung pinag-uusapan.

"Sa totoong buhay, kapag may zombie sa harap mo, hindi ka naman lilingon, di ba!"

Block Z, which also top-bills Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia, opened in cinemas on January 29.

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PHOTO/S: Noel Orsal / Kadenang Ginto
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