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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Oct 30, 2012

Thai Actor Mario Maurer Fell In Love With The Philippines

THATI ACTOR MARIO MAURER was presented to the press at the grand presscon of “Suddenly It’s Magic” last Monday night at Dolphy Theatre. How does he find the Philippines and Filipino women?

“The Philippines is very nice,” he says. “We shot mostly in Ilocos and I fell in love with it but I’m told there are many other beautiful places here that I’d love to visit. Filipino women are very sexy and very kind. It’s an honor for me to be able to work here in the Philippines.”

How’s it working with a Filipino cast and crew? “We all worked as a family and we laughed a lot that our director would stop us and tell us to focus. I missed my co-workers when I went back to Thailand. This is my first movie that I have to speak in English and our director, Rory Quintos, is very hardworking. She taught me a lot.”

Did he really dream to be an actor? “No. Never. As a boy, I want to be like my dad, a businessman. I became an actor because I wanted to buy a skateboard and help my mom.”

If he doesn’t have a girlfriend, would he fall for a Pinay like Erich? “Very possible.”

Born on Dec. 4, 1988 in Bangkok to a Thai-Chinese mom and German father who own several gas stations, he started modelling at 16 and gained fame for the gay love story, “Love of Siam” in 2007 where he did kissing scenes with another actor. He won the Cinemanila International Filmfest best actor award for his role here as Tong. His “A Little Thing Called Love” was a big hit in 2010. He has done 12 other Thai films. “Suddenly It’s Magic” is his 15th and first international movie. It opens today in theatres nationwide.