Gerald Anderson has no qualms about changing his look for upcoming projects—whether it involves sporting a clean-shaven face or shaving hair on the side of his head.
The former Budoy star says he will be changing his look again as a requirement for the character he will be portraying in his upcoming teleserye.
“Nagte-taping kasi ako ngayon ng Bukas na Lang Kita Mamahalin,” says Gerald in a quick interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last Tuesday, April 9.
According the the Kapamilya actor, he is slated to resume taping for the ABS-CBN teleserye after taking a short break.
Although excited, Gerald did not reveal too much about his new TV series.
He just repeatedly said, “Okay naman. Lahat naman kami excited.
“Ibang-iba siya talaga [sa Budoy, his last TV series]. Iba ‘yong character mismo.
“Ang ganda ng casting namin.”
Bukas na Lang Kita Mamahalin will also feature Rayver Cruz, Cristine Reyes, and Dawn Zulueta.
STARRING IN ACTION FLICKS. Gerald is also excited about his two new movies that allow him to veer away from his image as a romantic lead actor.
Independent films El Brujo and On The Job involve action scenes that are very different from what is required of him from his previous romantic movies.
For Gerald, these are actually realizations of one of his dreams: to become an action star.
He told PEP.ph, “Lahat naman siguro ng lalaki, noong bata pa kami, talagang gusto namin ‘yon, nag-i-imagine kami na nagfa-fight scene kami.
“Kumbaga, sa ngayon, living the dream.”
Although Gerald likes the idea of being an action star, he does not have plans of abandoning his first job as a romantic/dramatic actor.
The young actor said, “Siyempre physically, mas mahirap ‘yong action.
“But ang maganda, ang gusto ko kasi is kaya kong mag-action.
“Gusto ko rin maging romantic actor or dramatic actor para laging excited ‘yong mga fans.”
The indie action film El Brujo will also feature Jake Cuenca and Bangs Garcia.
In a previous interview, Gerald revealed that “may mga harness kami, may knife fighting, putukan, barilan, may wrestling pa kami sa tubig” for this movie directed by Tikoy Aguiluz.
Directed by Erik Matti, On The Job is a crime/action movie that also features Piolo Pascual, Joel Torre, Shaina Magdayao, Michael de Mesa, Angel Aquino, Rayver Cruz and Joey Marquez.
In the film, Piolo is cast as an NBI agent who wants to capture the character of Gerald, a prisoner who becomes a hitman/professional killer.