Viva's new 'sex goddess' set for debut flick

Posted at 10/31/2012 5:27 PM | Updated as of 10/31/2012 5:41 PM

Yam wants Gerald Anderson as leading man

MANILA, Philippines -- Billed as an Anjanette Abayari-look-alike "groomed in the mold of Cristine Reyes," Yam Concepcion is set to bring back the trend of "bold" movies as she makes her debut as Viva Entertainment's new "sex goddess."

For a newcomer to the entertainment industry, however, Concepcion said she feels pressured from being given the tag once associated with sexy star Joyce Jimenez, herself a former Viva talent.

"It's a heavy title to carry, so I don't really know what to feel about it yet, but right now, it's just so pressuring for me, on my part, because I'm just starting," Concepcion told ABS-CBN News on Tuesday.

"I don't know where I stand, because I'm just beginning to set foot into this whole new world," she added.

For her first major outing as a "sex goddess," Concepcion will topbill the Erik Matti film "Rigodon," where she portrays 25-year-old Sarah Dilag, "a confused girl who will face struggles in her life."

Concepcion said she will go topless in the movie, which also stars John James Uy and Maxene Eigenmann.

The 23-year-old, who attended an all-girls school, said working on "Rigodon" was a breeze, thanks to the workshops leading up to her "bold scenes" and her fascination with film-making.

But with the premiere of her "Rigodon" nearing -- it is set for release on November 21 -- Concepcion feels anxious over her acting debut.

"Nakaka-nerbyos kasi, buti sana kung angtagal ko na sa industriyang ito, pero hindi, tapos 'yun pa agad 'yung binigay sa 'kin. And it's my first-ever acting experience. I never had any acting experience prior to that, it's pressuring," she said.

Concepcion said she looks forward to co-starring with a number of Kapamilya talents for her succeeding projects.

"Gusto ko si Bea Alonzo, ang galing niya umarte, and she's so blooming. I also want Gerald Anderson [as my leading man]. Dati si Derek (Ramsay), ngayon si Gerald na. I think he's cute. Ang galing pa niya, ang dami niyang kayang gawin, he can play basketball, he's very talented," she said.