Akira Morishita, who’s starring in the romantic comedy series “Bola Bola,” is making some major adjustments to get himself back into the groove of acting.
Morishita, a member of the boy group BGYO, had his acting career sidelined when he went on a busy schedule of performances for his group.
Before acting took a backseat, he appeared in indie films such as “Sundalong Kanin,” “Tol” and “Alienasyon.”
“Adjustment po, sobrang laki kasi ilang years akong nag-stop sa acting. Mas nasanay ako sa pagpe-perform. May acting po sa performance pero iba po ‘yung acting sa series,” Morishita said during the online press conference for the series last Friday, March 18.
(There have been huge adjustments because I stopped acting for some years. I got used to performing. There’s acting in performing but it’s a different kind of acting for the series.)
But easily, Morishita learned the ropes of acting again, thanks to lead stars Francine Diaz and KD Estrada who helped him by sharing tips. He plays a guy who returned from the United States, in denial of his feelings towards Diaz’s character.
Morishita is impressed with Diaz’s attitude during their lock-in taping. He said he first met the young actress during a mall tour for “Kadenang Ginto.” He was just a trainee then.
“Natuwa po ako kasi nakilala pa rin niya ako. Naalala niya ang pangalan ko. Nong nag-work kami, natuwa ako kasi sobrang welcoming niyang tao, madaldal po talaga and maraming kuwento,” he said.
(I was happy because she recognized me. She remembered my name. When we were working, I was happy because she is a very welcoming person, talkative and has many stories.)
After working with her, Morishita also found Diaz to be a very humble person.
“Kahit sabihin mong ang tagal na niya sa industriya, ‘yung paa niya, nasa lupa pa rin. Hindi lumaki ang ulo, nagbibigay ng payo, nagpapatawa pa rin kahit sabihin mong pagod na lahat. Sobrang nakaka-amaze na tao si Francine, off-cam and on-cam,” he shared.
(While she has long been in the industry, her feet still touch the ground. She did not become swellheaded, she gives advice, still makes us laugh when everybody is already tired. She is amazing, off-cam and on-cam.)
“Bola Bola” is directed by JP Habac and produced by iWantTFC, Dreamscape Entertainment and KreativDen. It begins streaming on the iWantTFC app (iOS and Android) and website (iwanttfc.com) on March 26, with new episode drops every weekend on March 27, April 2, 3, 9 and 10. JB