MANILA -- If he didn't become an actor, Alex Medina would have likely pursued a career as a rock musician.
Medina, whose latest movie "Echorsis" opens in theaters on April 13, revealed that his first love is actually music.
"'Yun talaga ang first love ko. Gusto ko maging rock star," Medina said in an interview.
In fact, Medina is planning to record an album. "'Yun muna for now. Sabi ko let's think of a plan na logical," he said.
Medina shared that he had a band when he was in high school.
He also had a band Alex In Wonderland in 2009. After they disbanded, Medina with his friend formed another band Alex in Chains last year.
"Nagyaya ulit 'yung friend ko na isa na gumawa ng cover band na '90s, mga grunge, mga Nirvana. So Alex In Chains naman ang ginawa namin," he recalled.
Medina's musical influences include guitarist Jeff Buckley, who died in 1997 having done only one complete studio album "Grace."
"Kahit isa lang na album eh okay na ako. Alam mo 'yung makagawa ka ng iiwan mo sa mundo na ito, mag-iwan ka ng mga kantang maalala ka," Medina said.
But while music is his first love, Medina vowed never turn his back on acting. Currently, he can be seen in the hit series "Ang
"Hindi ko tatalikuran ang acting, priority is acting talaga. Ito ang ibinigay ni God," he said.