@hollyreFOD lol your the only one the caught that! It was still early! We got to set at 6:15 for David to turn into “Josh” [in reply to @hollyreFOD: @kariontour Good thing you and @DavidArchie aren't part of the crew. What time do you guys have to be there?]
@LSCtheliverlady no early to bed here. Late nights and early mornings! But yes much different than tour!
@DavidArchie good moprning, david. We are just setting up. See you in a bit. )))
Just listened to david’s'version of nandito ako. OMG ang ganda! And yes!!!!!!!! marunong syang umarte. Magugulat kayo. Ang saya ko. !!!! )))) [Translated by @archuletaphils: (Translated) "... YES, he CAN act! YOU WILL BE SURPRISED! I'm so happy!" --Direk Mac Alejandre abt @DavidArchie]
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.
And as for his 3rd day in Manila, David had an acting workshop along with his co-stars!
David Archuleta Talks Acting, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Eula Caballero, and More!
by Dyan Zarzuela, Staff Writer, candymag.com
photos by Marla Miniano
January 13, 2012 08:00 pm
Soon to star on his first ever TV show, David Archuleta talks about the other firsts in his life.
David Archuleta will soon star on a TV5 show, Nandito Ako, with Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero. He’ll shoot the series for a few weeks before he embarks on the Mormon mission he announced last month.
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.”
Headed to the Philippines later today! I’ll be arriving this week to start a new adventure in acting haha. I’m nervous, but also really excited to try this new experience. I’ll be doing a mini-series for TV5 and will be filming in the Philippines for the next few weeks. Hope everyone has had a good start to their year and I’ll talk to you guys when I arrive in Manila!
In an official announcement posted on its website, the broadcasting network said Archuleta will “do a primetime series with homegrown Kapatid stars Jasmin Curtis Smith and Eula Caballero.”
Archuleta, who turned 21 just last December 28, has been one of the most exciting young singer-songwriters in America since placing second in the 2008 running of ‘American Idol’, the hugely popular singing competition in the United States.
The signing of Archuleta is seen to further boost the attempts of TV5, currently the third biggest broadcasting network in the Philippines, to climb up the rankings. (InterAksyon.com is the online news portal of TV5.)
The network has aggressively been signing Philippine superstars over the past two years, in 2011 drawing up contracts for the legendary Nora Aunor and “Megastar” Sharon Cuneta. TV5 also earlier signed deals with, among others, actresses Ruffa Gutierrez, Maricel Soriano, Lorna Tolentino, and Alice Dixon, and actors Aga Muhlach, Edu Manzano, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, and legendary actor-comedian Dolphy for a variety of entertainment programs.
Archuleta’s joining TV5 comes from left field, however. The signing of an international star of Archuleta’s youth and talent, arguably in his prime, is bound to shake up the Philippine entertainment industry.