Film critics commend Charice’s acting in Hollywood movie

Filipina international singer Charice got raves for her role as a music prodigy in the Hollywood film, “Here Comes the Boom” that opened in US theaters last October 12.

David Germain of The Associated Press said Charice adds appeal to the film as a smart and serious student. For his part, Dustin Putman, a member of the   Online Film Critics Society had a glowing review of  Charice’s acting and even predicted a bright acting career in store her.

The 20-year-old  judge of “X Factor Philippines” successfully made it to the auditions for the role of Malia de la Cruz in the sports-comedy flick  In an interview aired on the CBS talk show, “The Couch,” Charice said her co-stars Kevin James and Salma Hayek were very nice and sweet to her.

“Here Comes the Boom” is topbilled by comedian Kevin James and Mexico-born actress Salma Hayek. The Frank Coraci movie is about a music teacher Scott Voss (played by Kevin) who becomes a mixed martial arts fighter in order to raise money that can help save his school’s music program.

Charice plays a dedicated music student who is being made to go back home to the Philippines by her dad but she opts to stay and study music instead. She also helps Kevin James’ character save the school’s music department.

Completing the cast are Henry Winkler, Joe Rogan, Bas Rutten, Alexandra Bussel, Germaine de Leon, and Shelly Desai.

The movie is Charice’s second Hollywood film. She appeared in a cameo singing role in the 2009 film “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.” She was also in three episodes of the second season of the hit TV musical “Glee.”