After getting his big acting break in the 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival entry The Boy Foretold By The Stars, actor Keann Johnson said being asked to join Squad Plus and getting a part in the new series Marry Me, Marry You is a dream come true.
“My new role in Marry Me, Marry You is a completely different person from Luke Armada from the Boy Foretold By The Stars. I’m going to attack him from a totally different approach. Siyempre iba rin yung back story niya so we’re also expecting a very different personality. Luke was very athletic, mysterious, and a boy-next-door type. In my new character expect a totally different person,” he said.
One of Keann’s acting goals is to be able to portray an anti-hero that is a departure from the usual boy-next-door roles that he has been cast in.
“The first thing that comes into mind is to be a kontrabida kasi ang daming nagsasabi sa akin na based on my physical appearance hindi daw [bagay] sa akin maging kontrabida. So siyempre as an actor it’s my goal to portray any role that’s given to me and if may makakita sa akin na may chance maging kontrabida, I would take it and I would do my very best to really fulfill that role,” he shared.
Although his biggest showbiz crush is beauty queen Catriona Gray, Keann revealed he also has a crush on a fellow Squad Plus member.
“In my age group si Angelica (Lao). Among the whole Squad Plus when I joined them for the first time, si Angelica yung pinaka-click ko. We got to know each other a lot, walang hiyaan. First time na magkatrabaho kami and I felt so comfortable with her and I wanted to be around her. And it came to the point na siguro,” he admitted.
Keann saide and Angelica will also be working together in their first teleserye together. “We are going to be part of Marry Me, Marry You and there will be that whole story between us. I’m not going to say much but abangan niyo na lang,” he added.