Christian Bautista is back to acting via the teleserye Princess And I, where he plays a native of Bhutan and a former lover of Gretchen Barretto’s character, Ashti Behati. Christian is also sporting a different look in the teleserye by wearing long hair. “Na-miss ko siya at medyo kakaiba ang itsura ko don. Medyo long hair nang konti. ‘Pag nakita ng tao, nagtataka sila, ‘Sino ba ito?’ Pero nage-enjoy ako ulit sa serye.”
It’s been a while since Christian last acted on TV, which is why he had to adjust during the first taping days. “Kabado, parang nanibago rin ulit sa mga call time, sa bagong ka-eksena,” shared the singer. He added that prior to taping, he did acting workshops again just to refresh his acting skills.
“I’m happy na kasama ko si Art Acuña na kasama ko sa The Kitchen Musical, si Enrique Gil na STAGES (talent arm) din at si Direk Francis Pasion, siya ‘yung nag-direct ng Beautiful Girl (episode namin sa Your Song Presents) namin ni Carmen Soo so I’m in good hands.”
Christian also denied claims that during one taping, Gretchen allegedly refused to come out of her vehicle because she supposedly didn’t like the location shoot. “Hindi ko alam ang recent incident pero wala naman akong narinig na dahil hindi niya gusto ang location, eh umalis,” Christian clarified.
Meanwhile, Christian explained that working with La Greta is a breeze, and it is a good thing that they had already worked together before. “Sweet naman kami. Noong una parang medyo nati-tense ako ‘di ba, pero na-meet ko na [siya dati]. Kumanta kami sa ASAP before. She had an album, naalala niya nga ‘yon. Okay naman kami.”
Christian also mentioned about his upcoming TV special in celebration of his tenth anniversary in showbiz. He said that there will be a musical TV special soon on ABS-CBN on Sunday’s Best where he did live performances together with his colleagues in the industry as guests.
Christian Bautista is glad to be acting again
Christian Bautista relates how easy it is to work with Gretchen Barretto in the teleserye 'Princess And I.'