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Karylle says her new TV series 'The Kitchen Musical' is not a 'Glee' copycat

'Showtime' host Karylle says her new project 'The Kitchen Musical' is a totally brand new concept.


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6/3/2011 8:38 AM
Karylle says her new TV series 'The Kitchen Musical' is not a 'Glee' copycat

060311-karylle_main.jpgAfter being cast as the lead in the first ever Pan-asian TV series The Kitchen Musical, Karylle was excited about starting her four-month long stay in Singapore, where the series will be shot. The Showtime host will play the role of Maddie, a talented graduate from culinary school in Paris who must prove her worth to the executive chef in her father’s restaurant. Also in the cast is Christian Bautista who plays Daniel, Maddie’s childhood friend and sous chef in the restaurant. The series, which will feature catchy songs and upbeat dance sequences, will be shown on Studio 23 and Velvet Channel, as well as 17 other countries starting October.

Because of the current popularity of the musical TV series Glee, it was not unexpected that there would be comparisons to The Kitchen Musical because of its similar format. But Karylle dispelled any notion that her new show is just riding on the song-and-dance bandwagon. The singer-actress, who has long been a fan of musicals, defended The Kitchen Musical from possible comparison. “There was a time in the world where musicals were the format of movies and there were actually different kinds of shows, like West Side Story and Annie were musicals. Madaming mga ganun dati. It’s just that ngayon hindi na siya uso kaya the only other musical that you can compare it to is Glee. So yun lang talaga. Of course I’m happy that this kind of format is back, in the same way that reality TV is also a kind of format, the same way that cooking shows are also a different format. Parang genre lang ‘di ba?” she explained during The Kitchen Musical presscon held last May 30 at D’Ace Plaza in Pasig City.

The 30-year-old actress, who left last June 1 to get settled infor the cast’s boot camp in Singapore, said that she is not afraid of being forgotten by her fans during her four-month absence from the Philippine entertainment scene. “Ako naman kasi, sa lahat ng ginagawa ko, hindi ko hangarin yung sumikat, hindi yun yung goal ko. My goal is really to do my best and to share my passions so as for baka makalimutan ako ng publiko, ang pabaon ko na lang is yung Roadtrip, yung album ko. But aside from that, I also love to write and blog. I’ll be doing video blogs, mga food blogs pa rin with my sister so makikita pa rin naman nila ako,” she shared.