Khalil was dubbed as the Pinoy Justin Bieber during the finals of PGT last year for his singing talent and charismatic good looks. But contrary to expectations, the 16-year-old heartthrob will not embark into recording as his first showbiz project is a role in a Kapamilya teleserye.
Khalil will debut into the acting arena as he was chosen to be one of the three leading men of Kathryn Bernardo in the upcoming Primetime TV series “The Princess and I.”
In an interview by Push.ph, Khalil revealed that he went through a series of acting workshops in preparation for his first acting role.
“I’m really pressured kasi lahat ng kasali dito ay actors and actresses na talaga pero of course this is also giving me the motivation to do my best in everything. Yung mga feedback naman tungkol sa acting is really nice ngayon. Of course you can’t really take away all the pressure kasi I’m working with actors who are experienced na. Bale this is really my first time so yung first taping ko was my first taping ever rin my entire life,” he said.
Khalil was thankful for his co-star Kathryn Bernardo for giving him some advice in acting.
“Working with Kathryn has been so far so good kasi she’s really nice to me. Kahit recently lang kami nagkakilala, parang feeling ko matagal na kasi. Parang the way we’re comfortable with each other now parang friends na best friend. So far masaya kasi on the set. So far so good rin kasi mabait talaga si Kath sa akin, marami siyang binibigay na advice tungkol sa acting kasi this is my first time na sumabak sa acting,” he shared.
This is why Kathryn calls Khalil “baby bro” even though the PGT heartthrob is two months older than her.