While some of the girls of “Bubble Gang” are occasionally made to wear sexy outfits or deliver green jokes for gags and skits, never once did they feel awkward or uncomfortable on the set.
“I have never felt that way… If there’s something off with the script or jokes, we fix it,” Lovely Abella told reporters at a recent press conference for the coming 24th anniversary special of GMA 7’s long-running gag show, “Bubble Gang,” which will air on Nov. 15 and 22.
Chariz Solomon has had to wear swimsuits on the show, she said, but she never had problems with it. “Actually, it’s the production who asks me to tone it down! I’m very comfortable in my own skin—stretch marks and all.”
Communication, she added, is key. “We maintain an open and healthy communication with each other. I just tell them what I’m comfortable with, and everyone will adjust,” she said.
“The team wouldn’t write anything that wouldn’t be fit for airing,” Valeen Montenegro chimed in.
And Kim Domingo, despite being packaged as a sexy actress when she first entered show biz, never felt taken advantage of.
“I started out sexy, so I didn’t have a lot of restrictions about what I wear. Now, I have reached a point where I’m no longer [projecting that image], and they have been nothing but respectful of what I want to do with my career,” she said. “I owe ‘Bubble Gang’ a debt of gratitude for still being there for me, despite the change of image.”
Paolo Contis stressed that the program’s main goal is to make people laugh—not to disrespect others or be vulgar—but, “it can be naughty at times.”
The two-part special, “The ScAvengers”—a word play on Marvel Comics’ “The Avengers”—is about homeless outcasts who make a living by scavenging around garbage dumps. One day, they chance upon scraps from outer space with the power to transform them into superheroes.
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