DIMPLES Romana is really very much in demand these days. She was part of Star Cinema’s last movie for 2019, the Metro filmfest hit, “The Mall The Merrier”. Now, she’s also in the cast of their first movie offering for the new year 2020, “Block Z”.
“Nagkataon lang na magkasunod ipinalabas ang dalawang movies ko,” she says. “Pero magkaiba ang roles ko in these two films. Kontrabida ako kina Vice Ganda at Anne Curtis in ‘The Mall The Merrier’ but this time, kakampi ako ng mga bida in ‘Block Z’.”
In the movie, she plays a courageous lady security guard in the university where the story takes place. “Nang magkaroon ng virus epidemic sa loob ng campus, naging zombies 'yung ibang teachers and students. Naging kasama ako nina Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia, Mccoy de Leon and Maris Racal sa paglaban sa zombies kasi ako ang nakakaalam kung saan nakatago ang mga armas na panlaban namin sa zombies,” she says.
So she did action scenes in the movie? “Yes, for the first time, you’ll see me shooting a gun. At hindi basta baril ha, kundi shotgun. The first time I used it, natumba ako kasi ang lakas pala noon and I wasn’t able to calculate it. Nakakapagod gawin ang movie kasi maraming eksenang hinahabol kami ng zombies kaya walang katapusang takbuhan ang bawat eksena. Kung minsan, the same scene, ilang beses isu-shoot para makunan from other angles kaya ilang beses din kaming paulit-ulit na tumatakbo rito. E, we have a young director, si Mikhail Red, who’s only 27 years old kaya naman punumpuno ng energy, hindi napapagod.”
On TV, no doubt Dimples’ career has been greatly enhanced by her role as Daniela Mondragon in “Kadenang Ginto”. It’s said she’s already getting wary of her villain role, but there’s no denying it truly clicked with the viewers and gave her so many endorsements. We heard, though, that “Kadenang Ginto”, will soon have its conclusion since it’s now being trounced in the ratings game by GMA-7’s hit afternoon show, “Prima Donnas”, led by Jillian Ward where the villain, Aiko Melendez, is also making waves as the scheming contravida, Kendra.