JM de Guzman topbills new series 'Angelito Batang Ama'

By Reyma Buan-Deveza, abs-cbnNEWS.com

Posted at Oct 07 2011 12:22 PM | Updated as of Oct 08 2011 02:33 AM

MANILA, Philippines - It's a dream come true for young actor JM de Guzman, who is now topbilling ABS-CBN's upcoming series "Angelito Batang Ama."

In an interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com on Friday, de Guzman admitted that he didn't expect to get the role.

He said that it's a blessing and a great surprise to have his own show.

"Excited ako sobra. Siguro from Mula sa Puso, ngayon yung excitement ay 10 times more. Dito iba na, ako na talaga ang lead character at parang sa akin nakaatang yung pagdala ng show," Guzman said.

In the new series, de Guzman will play the role of Angelito, a young man who falls in love with Charie Pineda's character.

De Guzman admitted that he has to lose weight to look younger to play the role of a 17-year-old in the series.

"Well physically kailangan kong magpapayat kasi medyo lumaki ako ngayon, para bumata sa show," he said.

"No rice ako, talagang mahirap pero kailangan for the show. I need to lose 10 lbs. more," he said.

Directed by Ted Boborol, the show also stars Jason Francisco, Felix Roco, Sam Concepcion and Matt Evans.

The show is set to air before the year ends.