Joshua Garcia has begun buffing up for his role in the Filipino adaptation of the South Korean drama movie Keys to the Heart.
In the upcoming film, the actor will star as a former boxing titlist who reunites with his estranged brother, a pianist with savant syndrome.
In the December 9 episode of We Rise Together, Joshua shared that he has been busy training for his role, as he talked about his preparations for the movie.
“Sobrang excited akong gawin itong film. Ang tagal na, hindi pa rin namin nagagawa. Naghahanda lang kami," he said.
"Ngayon nagte-training ako kasi 'yung character ko dito, medyo ma-muscle na. Ibang level na 'yung gagawin ko next year,” he added.
Joshua also expressed his excitement working with his co-stars in the movie. Joining him in the local version of Keys to the Heart is Charo Santos-Concio and Zaijian Jaranilla, with showbiz newcomer Daniela Stranner.
The movie will be directed by Dan Villegas.
“Siyempre challenging dahil bagong character ito. Excited akong makatrabaho si Zaijian, Ma’am Charo and si Daniela,” said Joshua.
According to Joshua, he looks forward to working with Charo in particular, as it is the first time that they are doing a project together.
“Hindi ko pa siya nakakatrabaho pero excited akong makatrabaho siya. Gusto ko makita 'yung kalalabasan ng mga eksena. Nai-imagine ko na. Sana hindi ako maging sakit ng ulo sa set namin kasi nakakahiya naman kay Ma’am Charo. Sobrang excited lang ako," he said.
A release date for Keys to the Heart has yet to be announced.
Joshua, 23, was last seen on the big screen in the zombie film Block Z last January.