MANILA, Philippines -- Filipina-American Disney star and Broadway actress Anna Maria Perez de Tagle may soon add "teleserye bida" to her resume.
|Anna Maria Perez de Tagle interacts with her Filipino fans during a meet-and-greet event
held at Resorts World Manila on Sunday. The Filipina-American actress is set to perform as
the front act of the Jonas Brothers when they perform in Manila (October 19) and Cebu
"I'm open to [doing a local project]. I do watch a lot of teleseryes on TV. I will be very open to that if I'm given the opportunity, so hopefully," de Tagle said during a meet-and-greet event held at Resorts World Manila on Sunday.
"Everybody is gwapo, cute naman. But I watch a lot of 'Princess and I,' so I mean, Enrique Gil," the Pinay actress added, referring to her "crush," who stars in the top-rating Primetime Bida series as Prince Jao.
A recurring cast member of the defunct hit Disney series "Hannah Montana" and the lead star of musical films such as "Fame" and the two-part "Camp-Rock," de Tagle is in the country to perform as the front act at the two-night concert of American pop trio Jonas Brothers in Manila (October 19) and Cebu (October 21).
According to the 21-year-old Disney actress, she will also be joining the real-life brothers in their concert series across Asia, which includes stops in Malaysia and Singapore.
Like Joe, one of the Jonas siblings, this isn't the first time de Tagle has visited the Philippines.
"I spoke to Joe about it, I've been telling [him] so much [about] the Philippines, how warm and hospitable Filipinos are, and Joe [Jonas] has experienced it himself. I'll teach them more words when they get here," de Tagle said.
In May, Jonas was officially launched as an endorser of local clothing line Bench in Manila, where he interacted with his Filipino fans. At the time, he also hinted on a possible visit to the country with his brothers.
For her Manila gig with the Jonas brothers, whose father also manages her career, de Tagle said she will also be performing a song familiar to her Filipino fans.
"I'm surprising everyone at the concert [by singing a Tagalog song]," she said.
Her familiarity with the language -- she understands, but admits not being a fluent speaker -- however, is not the only manifestation of her Filipino blood.
"I grew up very, very, very Filipino," said de Tagle, who is the granddaughter of Filipino bodabil legend Sylvia la Torre. "I'm very down-to-earth and I'm very humble. I also learned that from my parents; they taught me how to be very respectful and nice to everyone, so I am just like that."