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Why did Ken Chan turn down an offer to do BL?

Ken Chan turned down a role in a BL series because of #RitKen

As Thai BL series have become so popular, the country has produced several of its own. Ken Chan was offered to do such a role but he turned it down.

At the mediacon for his upcoming  movie ‘My First and Always’ with love team partner Rita Daniela, the actor revealed his reason for declining.

According to Ken, GMA network wants to improve the #RitKen love team so the offer to appear in a BL series was refused.

Ken also top-billed the teleserye Destiny Rose where he was transgender woman which would be a conflict if he will play a unique character in a BL series.

“Actually, may nag-inquire na po. Kaya lang, ayaw talaga ng GMA Network and Artist Center because nanggaling na po ako sa Destiny Rose before. So, mahirap pong makawala sa ganoon pong character.”

The actor admitted he finds it hard to shake off the Destiny Rose persona.

“Kasi hangang ngayon, kahit saan ako pumunta, si Destiny Rose pa rin ang nakikita nila sa akin. May mga techniques po kami na ginagawa, hindi ko na ulit magagawa yung ganung klaseng role. Kung magagawa ko man, siguro sobrang matatagalan pa.”

Even though the series ended, he still feels the impact of his role in Destiny Rose, where endorsements were even offered to him but he needs to act like his role in the teleserye,

“Ang daming pumasok na pelikula na gusto akong kunin, pero ganun yung role. Mga endorsement, maggaganun din ako. Okay lang sana if may Destiny Rose pa, kaso wala na.”

“So, ngayon po, ayaw po nila na malinya sa ganung role, kasi baka ma-typecast daw ako. Parang napakahirap na tanggalin si Destiny Rose sa akin.”

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Maraming proseso ang pinagdaanan para sa pelikula namin ang “My First and Always”. Dumaan sa SWAB test ang lahat ng aming cast & crew. Sa bawat shooting days naman may mga nakabantay na DOH at IATF para sa kaligtasan ng lahat. Sobrang blessed kami dahil sa Heaven's Best Entertainment @hbeproduction Sa kalagitnaan ng pandemya ay nakagawa kami ng isang kalidad na pelikula. Sa aming mga boss Ms. @harlenebau , Sir @hero_clarence_bautista and Sir @herbertbautista maraming-maraming salamat sa oportunidad at tiwala na binigay niyo sa aming lahat. Maraming po kayong natulungan at nabigyan ng pag-asa dito sa ating industriya. Sa aming direktor na si Direk @direklouieignacio , ang “mood setter” ng buong grupo! hehe Maraming salamat sa kabutihan ng puso mo. Sa pag-aalaga mo sa amin ni Rita at sa buong production. Hangang-hanga ang lahat sa kahusayan mo Direk. Mahal ka naming lahat! Sa mga nakasama ko sa pelikula mula sa mga Aktor hanggang sa Utility, Catering, Art Department, Makeup Artist, Stylist(Ashley Escarial Capoquian), Production Designer(Jay Custodio), DOP(Kuya Carlo Montaño Jr.), Cam Opt.(Abijah Bautista), Writers(Rish Mangubat – Lunasco, Acy Ramos, Ferdy Lapuz), Assistant Director(Rosswil Hilario), Line Producer(Dennis C. Evangelista). Sa aking personal Makeup Artist Nanay @only_pomposa , Juancho Gabriel at sa aking tagapangalaga hehe kay Kuya Arman SeDukis Morales miss ko na kayong lahat! Sobrang salamat sa kasipagan at dedikasyon para sa pelikula nating lahat! To my @gmanetwork family and @artistcenter family, my Managers Sir @simounferrer & Tita @tracymgarcia , to my handler Kuya @edzdelacruz09 love you all! Kahit malayo kami lagi kayong nandyan para sa amin. To Sir @joeyabacan thank you sa help mo po para sa pelikulang ito ☺️ At sa aking “Choy” @missritadaniela, isa lang masasabi ko, napakahusay mong aktres! Salamat din sa pagaalaga mo sa akin ah…mahal kita alam mo yan! Excited na kaming lahat na mapanood ninyo itong pelikulang aming pinaghirapan ang… MY FIRST AND ALWAYS (Luis ❤️ Luisa) Soon!

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Ken has just wrapped up filming with Rita on their upcoming film My First and Always directed by Louie Ignacio.



The actor even shared how the crew adjusted to the constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to successfully finish the film.

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