Kapuso actor Rocco Nacino admitted that he auditioned for the remake of GMA-7's epic fantaserye, Encantadia.
During the auditions, Rocco tried out for the characters played by Dingdong Dantes (the Sapirian Prince Ybarro/Ybrahim) and Alfred Vargas (Lireo's leader of arms Aquil).
Rocco disclosed, "I auditioned for both roles."
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) today, March 31, Rocco said that he has yet to receive any feedback from GMA management since he attended a callback for another round of auditions.
"I auditioned like every actor who wanted to be part of that. I auditioned.
"At from then, wala pa akong nakuhang balita.
"Pero I don't wanna expect. Kung para sa akin para sa akin," he reiterated.
The 29-year-old Kapuso actor doesn't want to keep his hopes up even while fans are clamoring for him to be part of Encantadia 2016.
"Yun nga, wala pa, e.
"Kaya nga nasi-stress ako dahil I have a lot of fans putting a hashtag #RoccoforEncantadia.
"Ayoko silang pangunahan dahil ang pinaka-update na meron ako is that I auditioned pa lang."
Speaking about his audition experience, Rocco related, "Well, my advantage was may alam ako sa arnis.
"I do close-quarter combat. I do judo, juijitsu, boxing, muay thai. I did a short exhibition.
"Umarte ako. Nagsuot ako ng costume."
Truth be told, Rocco shared that he really had fun portraying the roles that he tried out for.
He said, smiling, "It was really fun. Actually, it was really fun wearing a costume.
"I'd never done a fantaserye so nag-enjoy ako.
"Parang nagte-taping lang, enjoy lang.
"Hindi ko lang alam kung anong feedback."
Just in case he gets in, PEP asked if he's ready for the pressure of being compared with the original actor of whatever role will be given to him.
As it is, Encantadia was a very successful Kapuso telefantasya in 2005.
"I know, that's the thing.
"Kung makasali man ako dun, it's a huge responsibility.
"Well, kunyari mapasok man ako, it's gonna be challenging for me, at the same time exciting.
"Dahil kung sakali if it happens, I'll make sure, as I do it in every character role, I??ll make sure it will stand out.
"I'll make sure it will be different and not be compared from what they saw before.
"Kung sakaling makakasama ako diyan, sasabihin ko sa mga fans ng Encantadia to see a different side of kung ano mang character mapunta sa akin, kung makasama man ako."
When asked to name other actors who auditioned for Encantadia, Rocco humbly replied, "I can't say kung sino mga nakasama ko.
"But then yung mga nakita ko dun, they all look very promising.
"So, good luck sa bosses kung sino ang pipiliin nila."
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This photo taken during the callback shows the rumored cast members of Encantadia 2016