2013 is off to an exciting start for former Pinoy Big Brother teen Myrtle Sarrosa as she recently finished her first music video under Star Records, “Mr. Kupido.” The teen said she considers it a big blessing that Star Records gave her this chance. “Actually matagal ko nang panalangin yung mabigyan ng chance talaga kumanta. One day parang everything just all fell into place. Nagkataon napadaan ako sa isang studio, I had no idea that the person I was talking to was actually an award-winning arranger and producer. He made me sing and the next thing I know is God is showering me with overflowing blessings. They gave me the perfect song, the perfect arrangement, sobrang bait and supportive sa akin ang Star Records. Parang suddenly ang pangarap ko nararamdaman ko nang nagkakatotoo. Siguro it's because if you really believe tapos nag-pray ka talaga kay God and He sees you work hard for it, He'll make ways for you to grab your dreams," she shared with Push.com.ph.
The video was released in time for Valentine’s day and involved some creative input from Myrtle herself. “I wanted the music video to relay a message this valentines and how sana parang anime yung video. Sobrang nakakatuwa yung video kasi parang nanonood ka lang ng Korean drama or anime with a twist in the end!” she said.
The video also features Kapamilya hottie Enrique Gil. “Nung ginagawa na yung story for the video and the creatives and the director was asking me about the leading man. Isang tanong, isang sagot lang ako: Enrique Gil! Haha! He was actually my first and only choice for the music video. Siguro dahil I admire his acting skills and he really fit the role so perfectly,” she explained.
Myrtle admitted she was impressed with Enrique’s professionalism during the day of their shoot. “I actually admire him a lot kasi nung shinushoot ang music video, he was suffering from a terrible cold and a slight fever. Pero he was punctual, he never complained, always kept a smile throughout the set and ang galing niyang kasama sa eksena,” she revealed.
The 18-year-old actress and newbie singer said her working experience with Enrique has made her admire the matinee idol even more off-screen. “Si Enrique kasi yung tipong tao na gugustuhin mong talagang katrabaho. I've met him na rin from ASAP, we've guested him at TodaMax at sobrang bait niya talaga. Siya yung tipong tao na focused, mabait sa lahat ng tao sa set and masayang kasama,” she added.
The “Mr. Kupido” singer also said Enrique tried his best to prepare well for their video. “On the day we shot it, alam niya yung mga ginagawa at kailangan niyang gawin. He himself had his hair style changed just to make the music video parang Anime-inspired kaya parang kakaiba yung look niya in the video compared to how he usually dresses and he knows how to really grasp yung role,” she shared.
The pretty teen actress-singer also admitted she couldn’t help but feel “kilig” during her scenes with Enrique. “Di ba nga the video is all about falling in love? All throughout the video, he never failed na hindi ako pakiligin. Haha! I even felt my heart skip a beat nung shinu-shoot namin yung last sequence ng video, yung titig niya kasi parang nakaka-tunaw. Haha! The song ‘Mr. Kupido.’ Yun, yung yung nararamdaman ko habang ka-eksena ko siya. You have to watch it para malaman niyo kung ano ibig ko sabihin (laughs),” she said.