On January 29, former Star Magic artist and Net25 newscaster Eduard Bañez revealed details about his upcoming project with the American-based cable television channel.
During an exclusive interview with Bañez, he shared plot details of his upcoming comedy series.
“Pero it’s about a comedy series show about sa students na magbabarkada, at ayun story ng lifestyle ng magbabarkada, college, highschool and elementary. ‘Yun ang story niya.”
He added that the sitcom currently has a tentative release date around the last quarter of 2022.
“This upcoming project is like children–teenage children show. It’s all about a comedy, sitcom. It’s coming up soon, probably October or September, wala pang nare-release pero nasa website na ng Nickelodeon. Pero sila na ang magre-release noon.”
Bañez also detailed how he got the role for the sitcom, thanking his agent for landing him the project.
“Did I audition, yes–casting. I have an agent here. The agent is the one who’s doing all the casting stuff. And all of the things with what to do behind it. It’s like a manager.
“I’m so happy everything is set, and magaling ‘yung agent ko. And natutuwa ako sa agent ko kasi ako na ‘yung may pinaka-edad sa grupo. Kasi puro mga bata ‘yung kasama ko eh. Mga 14-15 and now I’m 30. I’m so happy that I got this project.”
He also teased that he auditioned for a role in the Transformer’s franchise.
“Actually nag-audition ako sa Transformers, pero hindi ko pa alam kung nakuha ako. I’m trying to audition more, and kung saan ako makikita sa online lang.”
He then shared his plans of returning to the Philippines and Net25 to host a morning show.
“I’m going back to Net25 probably next year, I’m going back to be hosting again a morning show. So abangan niyo din ‘yan tinatapos ko lang lahat ng mga projects ko dito.”
When not working in front of the camera, Bañez works in Six Flags Magic Mountain.
“I have two jobs here. I’m working in six flags magic mountain. It’s the largest roller coaster in the world. It’s the tallest, largest, and scariest roller-coaster in the world in roller coaster operations.
“On the weekends, I work near UCLA, in branch 99 as a cashier. And, sidelines, I also model.”
Looking back at his career, He joined the ABS-CBN talent management arm Star Magic Batch 15 in 2006 alongside Miss World 2013 Megan Young, Bela Padilla, and Jessy Mendiola. He also appeared in Bossing Vic Sotto’s TV5 sitcom, My Darling Aswang.
Bañez then co-anchored a tele-radio show on Radyo Singko 92.3 News FM with Arnell Ignacio. He also worked as a newscaster on Net25.