Taping a series in a lock-in situation can be tedious, but 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival best actress Charlie Dizon is unperturbed even if it entails some sacrifices.
The 24-year-old actress, who scooped the acting award for “Fan Girl,” actually considers herself lucky to have been offered work during the pandemic.
“Ang naisip ko po kaagad ay ang suwerte ko na may nagbibigay ng trabaho during the pandemic kasi iyon iyong time na ang tagal nawalan ng lahat ng trabaho, ang tagal lahat nag-stay sa bahay,” Dizon said during the online conference for iWantTFC drama anthology “Horrorscope” yesterday, Jan. 6.
(I immediately thought that I am lucky that there is someone giving me work during the pandemic because this is the time when people have been jobless for a long time and have been staying home for so long.)
Dizon is the star of the “Virgo” episode, where she plays a rookie cop. The series starts streaming on Jan. 13.
Dizon said she’s not choosy in accepting work.
“Lahat po ay tinatanggap ko,” she mused. (I accept everything.)
She was easily swayed to accept “Horrorscope” as she finds her character Ronalyn interesting. In the episode, Ronalyn could get a promotion if she joins corrupt “ninja cops” — but finds out her ex-boyfriend Dado (Fino Herrera) is the suspected drug runner she needs to get information from then kill. She is torn between doing what is right and surviving in her situation.
“Nung nakita ko iyong character description pa lang, nung nag-script reading kami, nakita ko po na maganda po iyong gagawin namin na episode. Nakita ko rin po kung gaano ka-hands on si direk [Ato Bautista] sa script reading pa lang. Nakita ko na maganda ang vision niya para sa project,” Dizon said.
(When I first saw the character description, when we did the script reading, I saw how good our episode will be. I also saw how hands-on our director was during the script reading. I saw his great vision for the project.)
“Iyon din iyong nakapagpa-oo sa akin kahit mahirap ang lock-in taping during the pandemic,” she added. (That was what made me say yes even though it is hard to do a lock-in taping during the pandemic.)
Taping in a lock-in set-up, Dizon noted, has made actors and production staff more focused.
“Mas focused lahat; hindi lang iyong actors kundi pati iyong mga staff. Parang mas focused sa ginagawa nila kahit isang araw lang kami nagte-taping,” she said.
(Everyone is more focused; not only the actors but also the staff. It seems they are more focused on what they do even though the taping is for one day only.) NVG