Alex Diaz Stars in the International Jukebox Musical Movie "Glitter & Doom"
The 27-year-old multitalented artist is currently filming in Mexico City for his very first international acting gig
Filipino artists are truly world-class. The latest proof of that is the starring role multitalented Scottish-Filipino artist Alex Diaz snagged in the international fantastical romance film Glitter & Doom.
The LGBTQIA+ jukebox musical movie is told through the music of the Indigo Girls. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers make up this Grammy-winning American folk rock music duo that has become known for advocating for LGBTQIA+ rights and supporting this community.
Alex, who came out as a bisexual in 2019, plays the role of Glitter in the film. The 27-year-old shares, "It’s between a boy named Glitter and a boy named Doom, they meet and they only have a month to figure out if they want to do this." Deadline further writes, "[Glitter & Doom] follows a musician who wears charisma as camouflage and a carefree kid about to run away with the circus as they fall in love at first sight. But will 29 days be enough time to fall in love forever?" Doom is played by British actor Alan Cammish. Others who are part of the cast are Ming Na-wen, Missi Pyle, and Lea DeLaria, with cameos by Tig Notaro and Indigo Girls’ Amy Ray and Emily Saliers.
This project is Alex's very first international gig, and he's truly perfect for the role that will allow him to showcase both his acting and singing skills.
Alex auditioned for the role via his agent in LA who he met online during the pandemic. It was in July 7 this year when he was told that he got the part. He then flew to Mexico City in early September, to start shooting for the film.
According to his management, Cornerstone Entertainment, "It was a very challenging one for Alex because he had to do all the training online, especially the juggling part. Glitter is basically a character who wants to run away to the circus. So anything you can imagine about doing the circus, Alex just had to prepare for. Everything was done via Zoom and was given such a little period of time before he went to LA to finally meet his coach for physical training...
"...The project is totally physically and mentally demanding一juggling, acting and a lot of live singing but he’s having the time of his life. Working with an international team and powerhouse / iconic cast is still a disbelief for him but at the same time pushes him to deliver well and give all his best. It’s been a huge blessing for Alex that he landed an international project in the middle of the pandemic."
Aside from being an actor and a singer, Alex is also a host, dancer, model, indoor cycling instructor, influencer, and former MYX Philippines VJ. His previous acting projects include shows like Pangako Sa'Yo, Ipaglaban Mo and Bagito as well as films Just the Way You Are and Dagsin. In 2018, he also released acoustic-ballad tracks "Dulo" and "Hide Away" under Cornerstone Music.
Photos from @cornerstone and @alexandermcdizz