"Working on this kind of project would push me to prepare in ways that I haven’t done before so I kind of love that fresh experience."
These were the words of Jericho Rosales as he gears up for his upcoming international series titled Sellblock.
"It’s always very exciting to do new things, especially groundbreaking projects and I felt that ‘Sellblock’ is one of those. It was presented to me at the time when I was looking for projects with more grit, projects that would push me, motivate me to try out new things, out of the box stuff, even character roles," he said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.
The actor admitted that he feels quite nervous about this major endeavor but he considers it as a good sign.
"There’s a little nervousness on my part and when I get nervous about something, it means that it’s a good thing," he explained.
According to Jericho, the project was presented to him three years ago. He said yes immediately to starring in the series.
He remarked, "My dream has always been to work with the best in the world. The best actors, best directors, best people in production, best scripts, the best locations. Who doesn’t want that, right? When an opportunity like this comes, you don’t sleep on it. You respond right away. When it was presented to me, I really liked it. Unfortunately, COVID-19 happened, but I’m really glad that ‘Sellblock’ is back."
The actor hopes that the series will "open new doors in the international scene, not just for me, but for all the great Filipino talent behind this project."
The international series will be produced by ABS-CBN International Production and Co-Production division, BlackOps Studios Asia, Psyops8, Story Arch Pictures, and Agog Film Productions.
Aside from Jericho, the series will star Tirso Cruz III, Cherry Pie Picache, Ronnie Lazaro, Rosanna Roces, Mon Confiado, and RK Bagatsing.