Humarap sa media ang fast-rising singer-actor and stage performer na si Sam Concepcion kahapon, May 31, kaugnay ng malaking role na gagampanan niya sa upcoming musical Peter Pan, na joint venture ng Stages at Repertory Philippines, Inc.
Ang malaking paglulunsad ay ginanap sa Columbus Function Room ng Discovery Suites sa Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
Sam is excited for the musical's forthcoming run as he rigorously prepares to tackle the title role of the boy "who refuses to grow up."
Naging isa sa masayang topic ang tungkol sa pisikal na preparasyon ni Sam, including his desire to put on more abs to make him a "sexier Peter Pan."
But the sing-and-dance heartthrob, who was launched to stardom after winning the ABS-CBN talent search Little Big Star, doesn't think he's ready yet to do sexy roles onscreen or onstage.
"I'm 18 right now. I don't think it's something that a lot of 18-year-olds think about," Sam told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during the one-on-one interview after the presscon proper.
Sam was also asked if he could do something like Equus, where the lead character had to go fully naked in a highlight scene.
"It's only an artistic thing, but it's still a huge reaction [on my part] if I can do it.
"But I think going naked onscreen is more risky than doing it onstage.
"Siyempre, iba pag sa TV, puwede mong i-replay, i-playback mo," sabi niya.
Although it's live onstage, Sam insisted, "Pag theater play, you know na there'll be an amount of creativity and artistry that they put into it. And you really get into it, e.
"So, magkaiba po."
But Sam admitted being very happy in getting what every actor and singer his age would consider a "dream role."
"Yeah, definitely!" he gushed.
"Any theater actor would be very thrilled to play a role of an icon [like Peter Pan]."