Singer Jake Zyrus, 27, says he is willing to continue acting if given the right opportunities.
“Hindi ko alam kung meron akong skill sa action and sa acting kasi sabi ko kung ako’y mag-a-acting ulit, gusto ko horror, e, gusto ko some sort of psychological film,” revealed the singer during the September 4 press con of his album titled Jake Zyrus Evolution.
In the past, Jake was seen in the ABS-CBN anthology show Maalaala Mo Kaya (2017), and had a special appearance in the Hollywood TV series Glee (210-2011), when he was still known as Charice.
Jake announced his transition as a trans man in 2017.
Jake said about doing acting stints: “Okay naman po. Priority ko singing, pero if there is like an offer na okay naman...”
The media asked Jake to name the actress whom he wants to be his leading lady in an acting project.
Initially, he was hesitant to answer.
“Hindi naman ako masyadong picky. Ako pa ba pi-picky? Susmaryosep.”
He quipped, “Hindi ko po alam, basta ang importante kasing tangkad ko.”
Jake stands 5’1”.
It was then pointed out that his fellow trans man, Ice Seguerra, is paired with Mylene Dizon in the iWant TV series, Call Me Tita.
“Actually, isa ‘yan sa mga goal ko: to be able to be paired with someone [more] mature than me,” Jake admitted.
Even in real life, Jake says most of his friends are in their 40s and 50s.
“Hindi ako masyadong naghahanap ng same age as me.
“Mas comfortable ako na kung magha-hang out man ako, same age as me, it has to be also like mature thinking.”
He was then pressed to name the actress whom he wants to be paired with.
“Nung bata po ako, sobrang hinahangaan ko is Eula Valdes."
Jake recalled how the 50-year-old actress made an impact on him when he was a kid.
“Kasi nung bata pag nagagalit siya, umiiyak talaga ako. Takot na takot ako sa kanya, but at the same time, she has that feistiness and sexiness in her.
“Sobrang ina-admire ko ‘yon.
“At saka si Ma’am Cherie Gil. Mga ganoong aura ang gusto ko.”
Reporters then teased Jake about Cherie’s reputation for being a “kontrabida.”
He joked that he will just stick to Eula instead.
“Baka hindi maging love story. Masampal na lang ako,” he said with a laugh, referring to Cherie.
“Seryoso talaga, sobrang bata pa lang ako, Eula Valdes talaga sobrang hinahangaan ko."