Kelvin Miranda didn't intentionally audition for the lead role of Mark Sta. Maria in "Dead Kids," the first Netflix film from the Philippines.
In an episode of "Just In," the Kapuso actor said it was all by accident.
“Mali ako nang napasukan na room,” Kelvin said with a laugh.
“Nung pinag-a-auditon ako ng manager ko, ang binabanggit niya sa 'kin, ‘yung isang film,” he added. “So, pagpasok ko sa audition room, sabi sa 'kin, ‘Dead Kids ‘to, alam mo ba ‘yung pinapasok mo?’”
According to Kelvin, he couldn't bring himself to walk out the door, so he pushed through with the audition without any preparations.
“Pinanindigan ko na lang,” he said.
“In-audition ko ‘yung [Charles Blanco] and [Paolo Gabriel] na roles, pero director na mismo nagsabi na i-try ko si Sta. Maria,” he narrated.
Kelvin said he didn't expect to get the lead role since, at that time, he was still cementing his name as an established actor.
“Hidi ko in-e-expect na makukuha ako dun sa film since ‘yung pina-audition sa 'kin bida, so in-expect ko na mas kilala ‘yung kukunin,” Kelvin said, adding "Dead Kids" is the first film that really opened a can of opportunities for him.
In 2019, Kelvin won Best Actor at the 6th Urduja Festival for his portrayal in the indie film titled "The Fate." — Hermes Joy Tunac/LA, GMA Integrated News