One of the Filipino fans who entered Lea Salonga’s dressing room spoke for the first time about the viral incident.
In an interview with Julius Babao and Tintin Bersola, Christopher Capila said that the incident happened after Lea’s ‘Here Lies Love’ performance at Broadway Theater.
According to him, he only wanted to have a remembrance from the said event, so he asked several casts of the show for a photo, and some of them granted his request.
One of the personnel instructed them to go to the exit, where other fans were also waiting for their idols to come out.
Capila claimed that they followed the instruction and went outside Broadway.
While waiting, they were approached by one of the staff who was also outside the theater, so they asked him where they could find Lea.
“Sinabi namin, ‘we want to see Ms. Lea’ so tinanong niya po ‘yung pangalan namin. So pagkatanong po nung pangalan namin, pumasok po siya sa loob. Tapos after awhile, bumalik po siya at tinanong kung ano po ulit ‘yung pangalan namin, so pangalawang beses na po na tinanong ang aming pangalan.
“And then, bumalik nanaman siya sa loob at hindi po namin alam kung ano ‘yung ginawa niya, at lumabas siya sa ikatlong beses, sobrang saya po namin kasi sabi niya ‘you can go inside na’ so syempre kami super happy.
“So ayun nga pumasok na po kami, surprisingly may isa pang babae na pumasok sa amin para i-assist kami at dalhin kung nasaan si Ms. Lea at yes, nandoon nga at dinala kami yung pila, doon kami pinuwesto sa likod.
“Nakita naman po namin ‘yung pila at ‘yun ay para sa photo-op, at tsaka sa kunting chika chika ng mga guest na pumapasok po doon.”
He also denied that he dropped the name of one of the producers of the show to enter Lea’s dress room.
According to him, some people were allowed to go inside the dressing room, so they thought that everything was going to be fine.
However, when it’s already their turn to enter the dressing room, they are surprised by Lea’s reaction.
Julius believed that there was a miscommunication happened between Capila and security personnel.