At 28, Dimples Romana has no problem doing mother roles. After all, she's the mom of a 9-year-old girl.
In the 2010 remake of Mara Clara, she played Alvira del Valle, the mother of Clara (then played by Julia Montes).
Julia Montes is 18 years old, making her only ten years younger than Dimples, yet their mother-daughter tandem appeared convincing and realistic.
Dimples asserts, “Yes, I’m comfortable. Kasi siguro dahil, even when I was younger, I already have that motherly, nurturing instinct in me.
“I’m sure you know a couple of ladies who are not married yet but they already have that nurturing kind of feel.
“So, I think I’m really more of that. So, feeling ko nga rin kahit hindi ako mommy ngayon, if I reach this particular age and they ask me to become a mom, I think I would have said yes.”
The Kabuhayang Swak na Swak host also believes in the significance of mother roles in terms of promoting values in every show.
She continues, “Because especially now that you have to get into the trade of the whole industry because most of the core now ng talagang teleseryes are about mothers.
“And that’s how we capture the lifestyle of the Filipino familes now because we’re trying to recreate, of course, the essence talaga of the Filipino families now, di ba? Yung talagang we want to bind them all together.
“Ano pa ba ang role na pinakamagandang mag-bind ng isang pamilya sa isang serye kundi ang magulang... ang nanay, di ba?
“Kaya usually, napapansin niyo, pag sa serye, it really starts from the story of the mother.”
Dimples believes that her roles are a means for her to express emotions that the viewers can relate to.
“So, I really feel happy about that. I mean, the reason why I became an actress anyway was I wanted to convey emotions so I’ll be able to help people forget about their problems and also feel what they want to feel.
“Kasi minsan, di ba, sinasabi nila ang serye kaya patok na patok sa 'tin is because, we see the reflection e, of how the families are now.
“It’s modern, it’s dynamic, may drama... alam mo yung ganyan?
“So, natutuwa ako kasi, the way that we’re touching the families, yung mga Kapamilya natin through our roles as a mommy man, or kung sister man ako, or best friend…
“I never really, just took the time to think about... ano ba 'ko, support ba 'ko dito or bida ba 'ko dito? That doesn’t matter to me.
“What matters to me is to convey the emotions and sana tumatawid yun sa kanila. So somehow, napapagaan mo yung mga buhay nila, di ba?”
MOTHER-DAUGHTER BONDING. On how she bonds with her real life daughter, Cal, Dimples says they love to hang-out at nail salons.
She relates, “Cal’s very maluho pagdating sa nails, e. If you can see, you can take a look at her and she’s very particular, if yung nails ko ay nude, hers also is nude.
“You can check it, it’s the same. Parang ano yan, e, you know the game that a mom and a daughter play, she wants to be like you, e.
“So, I try to stay away from reds, kasi para hindi muna siya mag-red. Mag pastels muna 'ko 'tsaka nude.”
SECRET TO A HAPPY MARRIAGE. Dimples Romana was married to Boyet Ahmee when she was 19-years-old.
Tens year later, the couple is still very much in love. The actress shares their secret to a happy marriage: “We celebrate life every day, e.
“That’s our thing. This is our motto as a family, e… Kasi I lost my dad and my sister early on in my life so…
“I lost my sister at 12 and then I lost my dad at 16, so you can imagine, my husband is very keen about making sure that I feel loved every day.
“So, he doesn’t really say it all the time and I think that it’s better the way.
“Because sometimes you kinda lose the essence of saying ‘I love you’ if you say it every day. So I think he’s doing great with me. O, I’m still in love with him, ten years.”
When it was Boyet himself who was asked, he joked, “Eto, natutunan ko kay Tirso Cruz III: ‘Yes ka lang nang yes! Yes lang.”
Turning serious, he added, “Sa amin kasi ano, e, whatever floats your boat… kasi baka pag sa 'min, successful sa 'min pero hindi naman applicable sa iba.
“So it all depends sa chemistry niyong dalawang mag-asawa. Makulit ako, makulit siya. Minsan naman, siya madaldal, ako tahimik. Yung small things na ganun.”