|Singer Erik Santos. File photo
MANILA – Having been in the entertainment industry for 10 years now, singer Erik Santos said he is now more open to accept acting projects.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Santos said he initially hesitated to accept acting projects because he first wanted to make a name for himself in the music industry.
“Dapat focused ka lang. Naniniwala ako na kapag singer ka, ma-establish mo na singer ka bago ka mag-branch out. Kalian lang ba ako nag-acting, after eight years? Kahit paano na-establish ko naman ang sarili ko as a singer,” he said.
Santos has already starred in two episodes of the longest-running drama anthology “Maalaala Mo Kaya.”
Asked if he plans to make a television series in the future, he said: “Kung may kukuhang maging parte ako ng isang teleserye at maganda naman ang role, bakit naman hindi? Bukas naman ako.”
Meanwhile, Santos said he is not threatened with the many aspiring artists are now trying their luck in the music industry.
“I believe na medyo na-establish ko naman na ang pangalan ko as a singer. Kung mayroon mang dadating na bagong balladeer, nandiyan pa din ako,” he said.
Santos said his ultimate goal is to be a music icon and to stay in the business for as long as people want to hear his music.
“Yun naman ang goal ko talaga, to be an icon. As long as gusto nila akong makita sa concert, nandito pa rin ako,” he said.
Santos will be having his 10th anniversary concert on November 9 at the PICC Plenary Hall.