'The Kitchen Musical' star Christian Bautista will come back end of June to Manila for the premiere.
Despite having to leave the country for the next four months to work on the TV series The Kitchen Musical
in Singapore, Christian Bautista is also excited about the premiere of his first international movie, A Special Symphony
, which he shot for two months in Indonesia last year. In the movie, Christian plays a music teacher who is asked to be a substitute in a school for special children. “Medyo
it’s something new, something different para sa akin. Meron siyang mga kantahan pero
that’s a scene like na merong
choir na kakanta
or ako kakanta. Pero hindi yung biglang kakanta habang nag-uusap, hindi siya ganung klase,
” he clarified during his renewal of contract as Ink-All-You-Can’s endorser last May 31 at Max’s Restaurant in Quezon City.
The 29-year-old singer-actor, who worked with an almost all-Indonesian cast, said it was quite an experience to do a project where he had to speak three different languages. “Dito, meron akong konting Tagalog, konting
English, at konting
Bahasa Indonesia na konti-konti
. So it’s very exciting,” he shared.
Christian also talked about how he worked with some very talented children in A Special Symphony
cast may isang
special child talaga, tapos yung ibang mga bata, mga bagong
actor na talagang magaling at talagang nakipag-aral
with the special children para talagang makuha nila yung
autistic, merong ibang may
Down syndrome. So yun yung
message na pinapakita dun. Halo-halo yung
action,” he explained. Christian said that there is one other Filipino actor in the cast named Maribeth, but she has always been based in Indonesia.
Although the movie will be officially shown in August, Christian will be coming back to Manila for one day just to attend the premiere. Christian said that the movie’s release came at a good time to add to his visibility despite his temporary absence from ASAP
September siya ipapalabas sa
Indonesia pero babalik ako dito
for one day para mag-
premiere. In a way, maganda rin yung
timing kasi habang wala ako dito, may nangyayari,
so I’m very excited for that movie. Para kahit wala ako,
at least medyo may ingay ng konti, kasi alam mo naman dito sa
Pilipinas, pag nawala ka, wala ka na. Babalik ako kasi kailangan ko rin i-
promote. Sana magustuhan ng manunuod,
” said the Ink-All-You-Can endorser.
After doing work abroad, Christian also noted how the working hours for actors are regulated. “Iba magtrabaho sa
, they work the artist 24 hours a day, hangga’t matapos ang magtrabaho. Doon
we have cut-offs, so this means a 12 hour day. Basta ‘pag patak ng
12 hours, they will not extend because the artist will get sick. Or hindi na maka-
concentrate yun ‘pag mga
four am na. hindi alam ito ng mga masa eh,
you know your teleserye
actors are that good na kahit mga
five am, iiyak yan, kayang kaya nila yan
on cue. So yun ang difference,” he added.
Christian will also release a new song which will be the official movie theme of A Special Symphony
. With an already strong following in Indonesia, Christian admitted he has aspirations to become to become not just a popular singer, but also a movie star in that country. “Yun yung gusto kong mangyari, sana
(laughs),” he says good naturedly.