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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.

Dec 15, 2020



ROYCE CABRERA had his first brush with fame when he became the grand winner of the search for Mr. Mapua Cardinals in 2017. 

That year, he tried acting and was introduced in the indie ToFarm Filmfest film, “Baklad”. 

Last year, he made waves when he went daring in the Cinemalaya entry, “Fuccbois”, where he did full frontal nudity with Kokoy de Santos. 

His torrid and lengthy kissing scene with Yayo Aguila also went viral when its film clip was uploaded on social media. He says he auditoned for “Fuccbois” and doing is certainly not a walk in the park. 

“Our director, Eduardo Roy, had us do a lot of research and immersions, also acting workshops for our roles as boys working in a gay bars na lumalabas with gay customers, like Ricky Davao, who played a mayor in the story na regular customer namin,” he says. 

After that, Direk Roy also got him to play a supporting role in the award-winning indie film, “Lola Igna”.

 Then ABS-CBN got him and he became part of the soap “A Soldier’s Heart” with Gerald Anderson. He also did the movie “Alter Me” with Enchong Dee and the Boys Love series “Quaranthings”.

Now, he’s glad that GMA Network got him to sign an exclusive contract with them. 

“It’s an honor na mapabilang ako sa GMA Artist Center at maging Kapuso,” he says. “It’s a big, established network, kaya salamat sa tiwala nilang meron akong ibubuga. Nakaka-boost ng self esteem at na-confirm yung dream ko na ito ang larangang gusto ko.”

Who among current Kapuso stars would he like to work with? 

“Among the girls, si Sanya Lopez. Gaya ko, she’s relatively new but I can see na magaling siya. Swerte siya kasi ang lalaking projects ang ibinibigay ngayon sa kanya. Gusto ko talaga siyang makatrabaho.”

How about the actors of GMA? 

“Si Sir Dennis Trillo. Kasi napanood ko yung movies and TV shows niya, mahusay talaga siya. Parang ang sarap umarte with him.”

What for him is a dream role that he would like to portray? 

“Siguro yung maging role na psychotic yung character. Very challenging yun for any actor para ma ma-explore ang range ng acting niya. I want to reach that level of acting na mapipiga talaga ako sa pag-arte.”