MANILA, Philippines – Singer Christian Bautista’s latest acting project is in the top-rating Kapamilya soap “Princess and I,” where he plays the role of an antagonist.
In the series starring Kathryn Bernardo, Bautista is paired with actress Gretchen Barretto as he portrays the character of a bloodthirsty rebel.
“Being a kontrabida lover of Gretchen Barretto is kind of interesting,” he said of his current acting role in an interview with ABS-CBNnews.com during the Windows 8 Asia Pacific launch in Singapore, where he arrived as one of Microsoft’s brand ambassadors in the region.
Bautista said he is open to doing more acting projects in the near future should his fans ask for it.
But for now, he is happy to be part of “Princess and I,” which is nearing its end.
“We’ll see what the fans say. I’m just very happy to be part of ‘Princess and I,’” he said.
Bautista, who rose to fame after joining a singing contest, has made appearances on a number of TV and movie projects.
While he enjoys being part of the acting industry, he said his singing career will remain his main priority.
“Music is definitely my core. Hindi ko siya maiiwan. If I drop it and then I go to acting or something else, that would definitely mean a lot of sitting down and planning. So we’re not there yet,” he explained.