Everything has drastically changed with the onslaught of the novel coronavirus, including working conditions of celebrities like Kathryn Bernardo who unselfishly shared what it’s like working under the new normal.
Bernardo noted how working in photo shoots and television commercials have immensely deviated from previous conditions, as per her latest YouTube vlog on Sept. 7.
At the start of the video, Bernardo, her mom Min Bernardo and assistant Diana were shown undergoing swab tests, a day before the actress is about to shoot for her commercial.
“Naiyak ako kasi ang feeling niya ay may pumasok na cotton buds inside your nose (I cried because it felt like cotton buds entered your nose),” she said. “We have to wait for 15 to 30 minutes for the result.”
While shooting, Bernardo documented how they worked while observing safety protocols, and she did so by interviewing some production staff.
Denise Ochoa, make-up artist, noted that one should now be conscious about the presence of the virus.
“Ngayon mas naging conscious (ang) lahat ng tao (kasi) medyo deadly na ang coronavirus,” she said. (now people have become more consious because the corona virus has become deadly.)
“When I do clients, I have time to clean talaga. We have to do it. What everyone has to learn about is sanitation is not the same as disinfection. (The) sanitation is just purely cleaning your brushes or your sponges even your makeup,” Ochoa noted.
Lulu, who is in-charge of wardrobe, showed four steps in keeping Bernardo’s clothes safe to use: clothes should be properly laundered, sprayed with alcohol inside and out, sprayed with disinfecting spray inside and out, and had been through a UV steamer. For accessories, Lulu uses a UV bag that sterilizes them.
Chris Rodil, the hairstylist, explained how he disinfects his tools and materials: washing brushes and hair extensions, shampooing them, drying them, and having placed them inside a sterilizer. For his curling tools and flat iron, he sprays it with alcohol, then uses wipes and places them in a sterilizer.
A safety officer named Rene is also around, and his presence is needed for “every 50 persons.” His duty is to remind everyone in the shoot to practice safety protocols like proper wearing of masks and face shields, observing social distancing and sanitizing hands.
Snack time is not spared from the protocols. Bernardo noted some changes as they now have packed food for everyone and are encouraged to bring and use their own utensils. JB