Actress Charlie Dizon considers her TV series, “Viral Scandal,” an eye-opener for social media users and netizens.
Aside from being timely, the series is socially relevant, Dizon said during a press conference for the series today, Nov. 11. She thinks it is important for people to be nice and compassionate when they give their opinions online, because aside from the persons subject of viral posts, the entire online environment is affected.
Dizon also wishes for people to be conscious about the things they download and share from the web.
“Mas maging maingat sa pag-download sa social media and other online platforms and sa pagpapakalat ng viral photos, videos and news kasi ang hirap ngayon. Hindi na tayo nakakapagkita-kita in person dahil nga may pandemya pa and ‘yun lang ang nababalitaan natin,” she said, believing that if we see all the negative on social media it will affect our mental health.
(Be extra careful about what you download from social media and other online platforms, as well as with sharing viral photos, videos and news, because it is difficult these days. We don’t see each other anymore because of the on-going pandemic, and [what we see online] are the only things we hear about.)
In the series, Dizon plays the role of Rica, who is finishing her internship in an architectural firm and about to take the board exam when she gets involved in a viral video. She lauds her character’s determination to ward off negative criticisms.
“Everyday ay lumalaban si Rica. Lahat ng binabato sa kanya ay nilalabanan niya talaga. Sana makuha nila ‘yung tapang ni Rica during ‘yung journey na ‘yon,” she said. (Everyday, Rica fights. She fights against everything thrown against her. I hope people are moved by Rica’s bravery during that journey.)
When asked about the similarities and differences of Rica’s character compared to her own personality, Dizon said Rica’s character is very complex.
“Masyado siyang maraming pinagdadaanan. Siguro ‘yun ‘yung hindi pa ako maka-relate talaga kasi hindi naman ganoon ‘yung pinagdadaanan ko as Charlie,” she said. (She is going through so much. Maybe that’s one thing that I can’t relate with yet, because that’s not what I go through being Charlie.)
What she can relate with, though, is Rica’s courage.
“Siguro ang pinakanakaka-relate ako talaga is ‘yung tapang niya. Hindi siya patatalo sa lahat ng ibinabato sa kanya,” she said.
(Maybe what I can relate with the most is her courage. She won’t allow herself to be beaten by anything hurled against her.)
“Viral Scandal” also stars Dimples Romana, Jake Cuenca and Maxene Magalona, among others, and can be viewed via the Kapamilya Channel, TV5, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live, iWantTFC and TFC IPTV starting Nov. 15. JB