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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Mar 21, 2015

Steven Silva Happy To Be In TV5's Wattpad Presents Now That His Contract With GMA-7 Has Expired

STEVEN SILVA won in Startruck 6 but as we all know, it’s 2nd runnerup Rocco Nacino who really made it big in that batch. Steven has languished in small roles and after five years, he has forayed into theatre. He first did “Hope for the Flowers” with Frencheska Farr and then did “Grease” last November. He now stars in “La Cage Aux Falles” at the RCBC Theatre in Makati which runs until the end of the month. And he’s glad as he’s getting very positive reviews for his singing role as Jean Michel.

“It’s a great experience working with Michael de Mesa and Audie Gemora kasi ang gagaling nila,” he says.“My singing has improved kasi they gave me a voice coach and also a dance coach. I really enjoy doing this musical. I’m paired with Missy Macuja, daughter of Liza Macuja and they’re both ballerinas.”

Now, he also plays the lead opposite Eula Caballero in “Wattpad Presents... Lady in Disguise” that airs starting April 6. It’s good GMA allowed him to do a show with TV5. “Two months pa nila ako hinihiram sa GMA but I can’t do it kasi busy ako with our rehearsals sa ‘La Cage’,” he says. “Ngayon, the show is now playing so I can accept their offer na. Actually, I don’t have a contract with GMA 7 anymore as it expired last February 21. There are now negotiations for its renewal. I want to stay with them pa rin, but I’m hoping na mas magaganda ‘yung pro­jects na ibibigay nila sa’kin, gaya nitong ‘Wattpad Presents’ na romantic comedy miniseries. Minsan kasi, nakakasawa­ ‘yung pulos iyakan, ‘yung pulos drama sa soaps. Ang feeling ko kasi, every now and then, dapat may light and happy shows that will make people feel good. Dito, I play Eula Caballero’s roommate in an all boys’ school. She disguises herself as a boy and nagtataka ko sa sarili ko sa sarili ko as I’m falling for him, ganung alam ko na boy siya. I’m starting to doubt myself then I discover her secret. Nagpanggap siyang boy para masundan ang ex niyang si Bret Jackson and win him back.”