Karylle says that it was only by accident that she ended up getting a part in the first ever pan-Asian television musical drama series, The Kitchen Musical.
"I was told of it by a friend. Closed audition kasi siya, I actually wasn't invited," she says in an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at the presscon of The Kitchen Musical yesterday, May 30.
This did not deter Karylle who had set her mind on joining.
She shares that her theater background prepared her for whatever outcome because, "I have been to auditions kung saan natanggap ako, while there are other more highly-publicized ones that I did not get.
"I've been to many auditions and I know that's the way they do things abroad, na may auditions and callback.
"Ang mahirap sa Philippines, it's very discouraging because the way they publicize it, ginagamit nila yung rejection for mileage.
"What it simply means is that part wasn't for you and that's exactly what an audition is for."
Karylle recalls how she auditioned for the first time in Little Mermaid for the lead role and ended up getting the support role.
"Nakita ko, it's cool naman, okay naman kasi mas bagay ako sa role that I got."
The lead part went to KC Concepcion.
THE KITCHEN MUSICAL. For The Kitchen Musical, Karylle got sick during the callback and remembers hoping that, "Sana maganda na yung nakita nila at pag nakita pa nila yung chemistry namin, sana okay rin."
Fortunately, Karylle did get the part because the Singapore-based production team along with prospective viewers of the show across Asia simply loved her.
As a result, she and her co-stars Christian Bautista and Thou Reyes will be seen in 19 countries across Asia this October. (CLICK HERE to read related article.)
Karylle says that getting the role just a month ago leaves her still in disbelief, awe, and amazement that she got it at all.
"I've been so busy the past month because of my album, and every day Showtime, with a shoot pa in Amsterdam and London for a whole week, that I haven't really gotten to prepare for this."
She even has several radio show stops to complete before she flies to Singapore on June 1.