American Idol alum David Archuleta will soon star on a TV5 show, Nandito Ako, with Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero. He’ll shoot the series for a few weeks before he embarks on the Mormon mission he announced last month.
The show’s gist: David plays a Fil-Am singer who was separated from his Pinay mom at the age of 5 because of a hotel fire. During the same fire, he rescued a young girl. Tune in to find out what happened to his mom and who the young girl is: Jasmine’s character or Eula’s?
- On his first starring role. “Even though I may not be a pro actor, I feel like it would be a really great new experience to try, especially here in the Philippines because I feel very comfortable with the people here.”
- On his first acting lessons. “I think that sometimes, people could get caught up just reading lines. My acting coach helped me focus on how I could relate to my character. For the most part, the character I’m playing is very much me, which is nice, but there are parts where you have to play pretend… I really enjoyed it; it was fun for me.”
- On Jasmine and Eula. “I got to talk to them for a little bit when I got here this morning. They were very nice. I look forward to working with them.”
- On the first thing he wants to check off his bucket list this year. “I want to finish writing more songs before I go on my mission. That’s one of my New Year’s resolutions. I have plenty of other things on my bucket list like go skydiving, scuba diving, swimming with sharks, bungee jumping, riding a hot air balloon, and learning how to drive a stick shift—I’ve tried but I want to be really good, good enough to go on the freeway.”
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