GMA-7 actor Dingdong Dantes recently became a trending topic after his memes went viral on social media.
Dingdong addressed his funny memes in an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the press at the opening of the newly renovated Dunkin' store in Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City on Thursday, January 9.
Dingdong, Piolo Pascual, and Derek Ramsay were initially asked about the things they look forward to for the rest of the year.
The Kapuso leading man quipped, "Looking forward to more memes."
Last Monday, January 6, Dingdong picked his favorite meme and uploaded it on Twitter. His post has garnered over 23,200 retweets and 165,000 likes, at press time.
During the interview, he reiterated, "Ang dami, ang dami kong favorite pero ako yung 'Done-test' talaga, paborito ko yung 'Done-test!'"
Dingdong said he found out about the memes that made a play on words out of his name on that same day.
He recalled, "Nangyari kasi yun, nagte-taping kami... So inaantok na kami mga 10 p.m. 'tapos biglang yun nga, nagdadatingan.
"Biglang nagising kaming lahat, gumagawa kami ng version namin sa set kaya sumaya kami ng gabing yun."
Asked about his wife's reaction to the memes, Dingdong said she and the rest of their family had fun making their own versions of the memes.
He said, "Gumawa na rin sila ng version nila. Lahat sila meron sa bahay pero pang sa amin na lang."
On a more serious note, Dingdong said he has a lot of things to look forward to for the rest of the year.
But the biggest project he can't wait to be shown is the Kapuso remake of the hit Korean drama series Descendants of the Sun, which also stars Jennylyn Mercado.
He said, "Ako yung Descendants of the Sun, any time first quarter of this year [ipapalabas na]. So I'm very excited about that."