Charice describes her experience while working on Hollywood film

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
May 4, 2009
Charice will portray herself in the Hollywood film Alvin and the Chipmunks, which will be shown in the Philippines by January 2010.

Last Sunday, May 3, Charice led the 30th anniversary of CDC Manufacturing Corporation, the company behind Melawares dinnerware. The young singer was tapped to sing the company's theme song titled "Melawares...Gandang Pangmatagalan, Kalidad na Maaasahan."

The international singing sensation was also given an advanced birthday celebration since Charice will turn 17 on May 10. The simple yet elegant event took place at the bridgeway of SM Makati. The Sunday afternoon event (which toko place right after her appearance on The Buzz) also served as a pre-launch of her second album titled My Inspiration. Charice performed the carrier single of her album titled "Always You." As a bonus, she also performed "Wind Beneath My Wings" as she walked around the SM Homeworld area so she could be closer to her fans.

The 16-year-old singer then happily mingled with the guests and signed copies of her album right after the brief press conference at the venue.

PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) was able to interview Charice along with a few other journalists invited to the anniversary-cum-product launch.

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PEP: How was it like taping Alvin and the Chipmunks?

Charice: Actually, super natuwa po ako kasi first movie ko po then Hollywood pa po. Sobrang tuwa ko so pasalamat po talaga ko kay Direk, director Betty Thomas, for choosing me to be part of the movie. I'm playing as myself, Charice, a rival singer of the Chipmunks in a school competition. Kalaban ko silang tatlo pero siyempre sila ang panalo.

The Filipina singer was asked to give a sample of her chipmunk voice and she gladly obliged.

Charice: Ah, yung voice ng chipmunks, ehem. (Mimicking a chipmunk voice: ‘Hello I'm Simon and I'm Alvin and I'm Theodore). So ayun po. Kaya po ko nakuha kasi ginawa ko yun nagulat sila. Super saya ko po kasi binigyan po nila ko ng important role tulad nung sa "The Prayer" and yung pag-alaga nila sa akin.

PEP: What songs are you going to sing in the movie?

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Charice: Actually po kakantahin ko yung "No One" ni Alicia Keys. Yun po.

PEP: What was the most difficult part of doing the movie?

Charice: Hindi naman po siya ganun kahirap, may ilang beses lang na kailangang ulitin. Pero ang mahirap po talaga ung paghihintay na ma-setup.

PEP: Are you open to acting in the future?

Charice: Yes! Talaga pong nagustuhan ko po ang acting. Pero yung sa Alvin and the Chipmunks, hindi pa po siya acting pero sabi ko chance ko na po yun. Kasi po siyempre napakita po ko ng singing skills ko. Siyempre gusto ko na ipakita yung acting skills ko naman.

Charice will have a press conference tomorrow, May 5, to launch her second album under Star Records titled My Inspiration. (Click HERE to read more about her latest album.)

Aside from promoting her local album, the young singer is also busy completing her international album scheduled to be released by September 2009.

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PEP: What should we expect from your international album?

Charice: Actually po, ibang Charice po ang maririnig n'yo dito. Iba talaga ‘to....kung dati ballads, mga birit, ngayon naman R&B, pop...mala Chris Brown, Rihanna, yun ang magiging tunog ko. Ito po yung produced by David Foster.

Alvin and the Chipmunks will premiere on December 25, 2009 at the United States. See Charice on the big screen in Philippine cinemas by January 2010.

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