Zeus Collins has certainly come a long way since his Pinoy Big Brother days. He's impressed us with his hosting on It’s Showtime and won our kiliti with his dance covers on YouTube, This time, the Hashtags member is set to draw us further in by mixing his insane dance moves with acting. The project: an upcoming short film dubbed as "Napaano Ka, Arna?"
Directed by Patricia Ann Rivera—who revealed that Zeus was her first and only option for the role—this dance musical centered on extrajudicial killings is part of the top three films of Star Magic’s digital video making contest Lights, Camera, Magic!
In the 15-minute movie, the ex-PBB housemate will play the role of a taxi driver. “Yung background ko, dating basagulero, dating nanggagancho hanggang sa nakakita ako ng isang babae na minahal ko and ayun, nagka-anak kami. Nagbago ako and lahat. Pamilyadong tao ako hanggang sa nagta-trabaho ako para sa kanila,” he told ABS-CBN Lifestyle. He added how acting is all new to him. “First time ko itong gagawin kasi yung mga ginagawa ko dati parang dance cover lang 'yun eh. Sayaw sayaw lang tapos kung anong gusto ko. Ngayon kasi may kasamang acting, intense pa yung gagawin namin na dance. Hindi lang siya as in sayaw kasi habang ginagawa mo yung sayaw, may kuwento bawat galaw ng pagsayaw mo. Panibagong Zeus 'yung makikita nila.”
Among the challenges he has faced thus far during taping was performing some stunts, the Kapamilya star revealed. "Yung hindi masira yung taxi na gagamitin ko. Kailangan dahan-dahan. Smooth lang. May tumbling kasi eh. May mga stunts kaming gagawin na dapat nasa taas kami ng taxi pero yung iba hindi namin ginawa kaya ayun nga, baka mayupi. So ayun nga, challenge talaga sa amin. Bigla kaming nagbago ng choreo.” Despite this, Zeus stays determined to do well in the film. “Masaya ako na ako yung choice ni direk. Masaya ako kaya gagawin ko talaga nang maayos itong project na ito.”
As mentioned, this is Zeus' first time to get into acting, and he is ready for anything the audience will say about him. “Ready naman ako kasi natural lang naman na may magco-comment na tao pero syempre kung gagawin mo nang maayos at isasapuso mo para maramdaman nila, maparating mo sa kanila ang mensahe na gagawin mo, talagang pagpupursigehan mo yung project na gagawin mo.”
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Photographs by Vyn Radovan