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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.

Jul 10, 2021




MARCO GOMEZ is thrilled to be introduced playing one of the lead roles in Direk Joel Lamangan’s soft porn flick, “Silab”. 

He was born and raised in Vienna, Austria by his Filipino mom and dad who have long been working there as OFW’s. His dad is a martial arts teacher and his mom is a nurse. 

When he told them he wants to try his luck in Philippine showbiz, they didn’t approve right away.

 “They wonder why I want to live my happy life with them and do something uncertain in Manila,” he says. 

“I had to do a lot of convincing to get their permission to allow me to chase my dream in Manila. And now, I’m glad that I finally got this big break to star in a movie.”

Marco sings and dances so he first became part of a boyband called Clique 5. They did get to launch their own album. And now, he gets to acting, which is one of his passions. 

At first, he’s cautious because he speaks English and German and he’s not that fluent with his Tagalog.

“But with the help of Direk Joel, I learned how to deliver my Tagalog lines well. I play Rod in ‘Silab’, best friend ni Jason Abalos as Emil. 

"I’m so happy when my friend got married to Cloe Barreto as Ana then he asked me to stay with them after their wedding to help him in his farm. 

"But Ana seduces me and I’m weak so I betray my own friend and we have an illicit affair right under his nose in their own home.”

How else did he prepare for his role? 

“We had an acting workshop with Direk Joel and, on the set in Batangas and Pampanga, we have a briefing with Direk before we shoot each day and he explains what he wants from each of us when we do a scene.  

"I also watched lots of sexy movies, specially those with Richard Gomez, to see how they go. I also want to thank Jason Abalos as helped me a lot sa acting ko, how to deliver lines well and how to find the right angle sa camera. 

"I have many scenes where I’m shirtless, so I have to work out a lot and also diet to make sure I look fit on screen.”

Didn’t have any reluctance about the nude love scenes? 

“I admit I was initially scared as I’ve never disrobed before in front of the camera. But this is a lead role, so it’s an opportunity of a lifetime kaya okay lang to be daring. 

"But I really felt pressured kasi mahirap din ang role ko. Tapos, si Cloe, parang younger sister ko yan so naiilang ako to do bedscenes with her. 

"But Direk Joel told us not to have any inhibitions kasi pag pangit ang eksena, then we’ll have to do it again, so ginalingan na namin agad para walang take 2. 

"Also, I kept on thinking, this is my big break, so I should not disappoint the people who put their trust on me and I should give my best, my 100 percent.”

Can he relate to their film which is about infidelity? 

“No, I cannot relate at all kasi I’m a good boy and I’ve never been unfaithful to anyone in my entire life. But the story has a really good and valid message for married couples. 

"Do not play with fire as you might get burned. ‘Silab’ is not just sensual but actually very dark and sinister ang story. 

"Maraming twists na gugulat talaga sa inyo, lalo na sa ending. Abangan nyo kung anong gagawin sa’kin ni Cloe after sabihin ko sa kanyang iiwan ko na siya. Grabe yun.”