After his stint in Himig Handog P-Pop Love Song 2016, Michael Pangilinan will be starring in a movie with Edgar Allan Guzman, Nora Aunor and other acclaimed stars. "I have a movie with Edgar Allan Guzman Pare Mahal Mo Raw Ako movie, ginawa na namin siyang movie. Kasama dito si Ms. Nora Aunor, Anna Capri, Katrina Legaspi, Matt Evans, Joross Gamboa and many other more. Baka kasi tumama don sa isang movie nila ni JaDine (James Reid and Nadine Lustre), I think May 4 din 'yun baka mas early kami so ayon," he said in an interview with Push.com.ph
Michael admitted that acting has been quite a challenge for him since he is not used to it. But with the help of the people he got to work with in the movie, he said that he was able to get the hang of it later on. "For me acting is a new world for me kasi I've never been into any acting, soap opera or whatever. Una siyempre hindi ko alam kung anong gagawin ko pero habang tumatagal sinasabi nila sa akin kailangan 'yung arte huwag mo ng i-arte. Kung pano ka magsalita, kung pano mo gawin 'yan, pano mo naramdaman 'yan, dapat ganon lang."
Michael said that it was quite overwhelming working with the Superstar Nora Aunor. "Ang nakakatakot pagkaharap ko si Ms. Nora Aunor kasi ka-eksena mo siya tapos mata pa lang niya nagsasalita na so ikaw dapat hindi [mo] mapakita na na-star struck ka. Ako kasi na-star struck talaga ako kaya nakailang ulit kami."
Is he going to switch from music to acting soon? "For me, give me five more years bago ako mag-shift sa acting. Para sa akin gusto ko mga three to five years pa kasi gusto ko munang ma-build 'yung name ko as a singer talaga and as a solo performer at ayaw ko naman maguluhan 'yung tao na 'Ah singer tapos biglang acting' so after three years pa."
Meanwhile, Michael worked with Angeline Quinto in the recently concluded Himig Handog P-Pop Love Song competition. He shared that Angeline has been very easy to work with. "Si Angeline kasi first time ko siyang makasama, sobrang go with the flow, nagpapakatotoo lang siya kung ano ang gusto niyang sabihin sa'yo. Para sa akin may kaunting pressure pero pag-iniisip mo 'yun mawawala ka lalo kasi mai-intimidate ka eh so kagaya nga ng sabi ko kailangan confident ka kung sino man ang kaharap mo, kailangan walang mataas, walang mababa. Nakakatuwa kasi siya pa ang nagsasabi na 'O mag-practice tayo ha kasi alam mo naman mahirap ang kanta'. Thankful naman ako na si Angeline na kasama ko and hindi siya mahirap makatrabaho."