David’s schedule in the Philippines:
DAY 1 (Jan 13,Fri) – Arrival, Signing Contract, Press conference with TV5, Fan M&G
DAY 2 (Jan 14, Sat) – Photoshoot, TV5 Spiels Taping, “Nandito Ako” Recording
Day 3 (Jan 15, Sun) – Acting Workshop with veteran actress Gina Alajar.
David sang “Nandito Ako” to Gina, Jasmine and Eula! And Jasmine thinks David’s Filipino accent is almost perfect!
David recording “Nandito Ako” in studio:
David doing vocal exercises:
David loves checking fans’ tweets ^_^:
David on Weekend Paparazzi (sorry, the video on youtube was removed):
fan: I’m very, very happy. Very excited too for all his upcoming projects.
Arriving via Flight PR113, David Archuleta is now in the country.
During his more thank 2-week stay in the Philippines, he will be doing a TV-series w TV5 princesses Jasmine Curtis Smith and Eula Caballero who seemed smitten by the prince’s charm.
Regardless of his long flight from the US, and his contract-signing and press-conference that followed shortly thereafter, David expressed how he feels about embarking on entering the local showbiz scene through Kapatid Network…
And so far, his being part of TV5′s network is also his biggest acting stint so far…
David also looks forward to work scenes with the TV5 princesses, Jasmine and Eula…
David also wanted to say something about the industry in which he belongs to…
And on his return to the Philippines, once again, for his biggest acting stint so far, a humble and down-to-earth David praised his Filipino fans who have been continuously supportive of him…
Ruffa: …Congratulations to David, our newest kapatid
Cristy: He really is a heartthrob, isn’t he?
Ruffa: He even trended on twitter.
Dolly: And this took a lot by surprise because David said he was taking a leave from the business for a while
Cristy: But I’m wondering whose name would be romantically linked to him more, Jas or Eula
Ruffa: They’re both very excited and treat David more as an Idol, so I don’t think either would be linked to him
Cristy: Just like what Eula said, I used to only see him on TV and now he’s here and I’d even be working with him
Zoren: And his aura is really good; he has this really, wholesome image
Cristy: And the Pinoy audience is so ready to accept him because he’s so nice.
Dolly: Plus he already recorded the theme song for Nandito Ako
Ruffa: And he’s going to work with some of the best names in the Industry, and a really good director, too. (Via AP)
Local media buzz: (click the sources to read)
David Archuleta on why he’s doing a mini-series with TV5 (Via PEP)
TV5 signs GMA 7 director for David Archuleta mini-series (Via Yahoo OMG)
David Archuleta Talks Acting, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Eula Caballero, and More!(Via candymag)
The show’s gist: David plays a Fil-Am singer who was separated from his Pinay mom at the age of 5 because of a hotel fire. During the same fire, he rescued a young girl. Tune in to find out what happened to his mom and who the young girl is: Jasmine’s character or Eula’s?
- On his first starring role. “Even though I may not be a pro actor, I feel like it would be a really great new experience to try, especially here in the Philippines because I feel very comfortable with the people here.”
- On his first acting lessons. “I think that sometimes, people could get caught up just reading lines. My acting coach helped me focus on how I could relate to my character. For the most part, the character I’m playing is very much me, which is nice, but there are parts where you have to play pretend… I really enjoyed it; it was fun for me.”
- On Jasmine and Eula. “I got to talk to them for a little bit when I got here this morning. They were very nice. I look forward to working with them.”
- On the first thing he wants to check off his bucket list this year. “I want to finish writing more songs before I go on my mission. That’s one of my New Year’s resolutions. I have plenty of other things on my bucket list like go skydiving, scuba diving, swimming with sharks, bungee jumping, riding a hot air balloon, and learning how to drive a stick shift—I’ve tried but I want to be really good, good enough to go on the freeway.”