Charice promotes Hollywood movie in US show
By Karen Valeza | Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Charice Pempengco attends the "Here Comes The Boom" premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on October 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
Count CBS morning talk show “The Couch” in Charice’s growing list of international TV appearances.Source: http://ph.omg.yahoo.com/news/charice-promotes-hollywood-movie-in-us-show.html
The singer recently flew to the US and guested in the show to promote her first big Hollywood movie “Here Comes the Boom” which stars Kevin James and Salma Hayek.
“I play Kevin James’ student,” she told hosts of “The Couch”. “That was my first big role because it’s one of the supporting roles and I also sang in the movie. There was also a singing part. It’s very inspirational. I’ve seen a lot of Kevin James movies and this is the best one so far.”
“Here Comes the Boom” is about a Biology teacher (James), who also works as a mixed martial arts fighter to keep the music program of the school alive.
Charice auditioned for a role in the movie and was asked to sing Neil Diamond’s “Holly Holy.”
“I did not know the song. I didn’t even know that I was gonna do the song. I thought I was just gonna act. I was getting ready, reading the script and all of a sudden they gave me the lyrics of the song 'Holly Holy'. So I went to the conference room, Frank (Coraci), the director was there, everyone was there. I was shaking. (I was saying to myself) ‘Why am I shaking? This is my job, I sing.’ Thank God I made it,” she said.
Charice also feels proud and grateful about working with the cast, whom she described as “nice and sweet.”
“I love all of them. I’m just very blessed. I just didn’t expect them to be that nice and sweet. Being with them on the set, I kept telling them, if you guys are gonna make another movie ‘Pick me, pick me,’” she said in jest.
Charice was also asked how TV host Oprah helped her career.
“I can say that she’s one of those people I really owe. She gave me the career I’ve been wanting. Until now she’s still there to support me. I want to thank her for everything,” Charice replied.
She also discussed her Infinity album, which will be released in the US.
“The album came out in Asia first. I’m still working on some music to put in the US version. It’s called Infinity. I just finished being a judge-mentor in X Factor Philippines.”
Charice was ecstatic when she met fellow guest Lynda Carter, star of “Wonderwoman.”
“"The real Wonder Woman :)... Starstruck mode!!!!", she tweeted.
Charice’s first Hollywood movie appearance was in “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel,” where she played a cameo role as herself.