KAPAMILYA singer Erik Santos could not believe that at some point of his career he will go into acting.

Erik, who has done several albums and was constantly on top list to sing most television and movie theme songs, will grace this Saturday's "Maalaala Mo Kaya" episode.

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This is the first acting project of the singer who admitted that he was a bit reluctant to grace the boob tube as an actor and not as a singer.

“Sobrang excited and medyo kinakabahan kasi first time ko and hindi ko naman alam kung magugustuhan din sya ng tao,” he said.

Erik will be paired with actress Kristel Moreno.

For her part, Kristel said: "Nakakatuwa kasi sa isang bago pa lang sa pag-acting, talagang magaling and may ibubuga sya."

Erik is thankful to his handler Backroom Incorporated, owned by Boy Abunda, for sending him to an acting workshop with director Laurice Guillen.

The singer also shared that he already had a MMK offer before but he declined then because he was not ready yet for the project.

“Lahat first sa akin dito. Ibang Erik Santos naman ang makikita ng tao sa akin dito,” he said, revealing that he has kissing scenes too with Kristel.

When asked if he will be accepting more acting projects, he said: “Siguro kung mabigyan ng pagkakataon, bakit naman hindi diba? Opportunity din yun for me and blessing din. Kaya kung may darating pa pag-iisipan natin yan." (Glaiza Jarloc/Sunnex)