Gerald plays macho dancer in Kim reunion film

Posted at 05/24/12 11:31 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Young actor Gerald Anderson will take on a new challenge as he plays a "macho dancer" in his reunion film with former girlfriend actress Kim Chiu.

Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu during the first taping day for their
reunion project, the 20th anniversary film offering of Star Magic

Anderson on Wednesday revealed his daring role in the upcoming 20th anniversary film offering of talent management firm Star Magic -- a "macho dancer," not for Chiu's character, but for that of comedienne-host Pokwang.

"[Ang role ko] plain and simple -- isa po akong macho dancer ni Ate Pokwang. Siya po ang suki ko," Anderson told ABS-CBN News during his first taping day for the project.

Chiu's role, according to the actress, figures into the film as the daughter of Pokwang's character.

"Mag-nanay kami ni Nanay Pokwang, kino-control ko siya, kasi minsan mas matanda pa ako sa kanya. Maganda 'yung banter namin, funny and serious sometimes," Chiu said.

On being reunited for a movie, Anderson, whose last project with Chiu was romantic film "Till My Heartache Ends" in 2010, said he feels excited to showcase their growth as actors since their last on-screen team-up.

"Syempre maninibago ka kasi last project namin more than a year [ago] pa. Pero more than ilangan, syempre mas excited, kasi 'yung mga natutunan namin last year, maipapakita namin dito," Anderson said.

Anderson, Chiu and Pokwang, will be joined by an all-star cast for the still-untitled film, including John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Maja Salvador, Diether Ocampo, Piolo Pascual, Jake Cuenca, John Lapus and Angelica Panganiban.