New Guy Mark Roque on Wattpad Presents: Marry You

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You've seen him in Bench shows before along with some appearances at Cosmo bachelor spreads but Mark Roque, born Anthony Roque, has spent most of his professional life at the corporate world. During those quiet moments, he has learned a few things from his younger brother and ABS-CBN star Dominic about showbiz. For 2015, he has decided to give TV a try. 


Mark Roque in Wattpad Presents: Marry You


Mark was shy when he joined fellow cast Vin Abrenica and Sophie Albert at the press conference of the newest Wattpad Presents episode "Marry You" (For airing May 4- 8, 2015, every 9 PM on TV5) which was held at Cafe Juanita in Kapitolyo, Pasig. He was prompt in responding to the questions from the press but kept his answers short and straightforward. Unlike Vin and Sophie who were comfortable in dealing with personal questions, Mark spoke very limited words. 

I had the chance to talk to the actor after the presscon and had the same brief responses. My questions were more wordy than his replies but he was welcoming nevertheless. We all have our first times and for his first presscon and probably, first interview as an actor, Mark is forgiven. :) 

Here are the interesting parts of our 6-minute interview. You can get more juicy details by watching the video below. :) 


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You were known as Anthony Roque while you were modelling. Why did you choose the name Mark Roque as your screen name? 

"Actually si Sir Noel (Ferrer, his manager) ang nag advise.  And sa family namin, Mark talaga name ko. Si mom ko, gusto niya Mark ang tawag sakin."

You've been around for a long time. Why have you decided to join showbiz just now? 

"Nag work ako. Siguro wala lang nagpu-push sakin na gawin 'to. Yun naman, gusto ko naman kasi siya. Now my chance and sila (his management team) and nag convince sakin."

How proud are you of Dominic? 

"Sobrang proud ako. Actually sa mga shows niya, pino-post ko ýan. Sinasabi ko sa mga friends ko na suportahan siya. I hope this time suportahan naman niya ako."


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But you're still doing modelling, right? 

"Yeah... (He was among the models who joined Bench: The Naked Truth show at the MOA Arena last year). Sobrang na-pressure ako dyan sa Naked Truth na 'yan kasi go-see ako, di ako kondisyon, di ako fit. Niloloko nila ako dati eh. Sabi nila the 'fat brother of Dominic' kaya ayun. Na pressure akong mag diet. One month nag lose ako ng 25 pounds."

Are you taking acting lessons?

"Yun po yung inaasikaso ng manager ko." 

People would often say to models who became actors that they have the looks but not have the talent. What can you say about that? 

"Mas maganda di ko na lang sila pansinin. I-prove ko na lang sarili ko na kaya kong gawin 'to."


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Name three celebrities that you want to become leading ladies? 

Anne Curtis, Marianne Rivera and Heart Evangelista 

Name three actors who is your inspiration in showbiz? 

Jericho Rosales, Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz

The sexual preferences and orientation of most model-actors are often questioned. What's your reaction? 

"Malakas naman yung loob ko na hindi naman (ako gay). It's normal. Marami naman kasi yung ganun talaga na di natin na-expect na ganun pala siya. But I have nothing against sa mga taong ganun. I have cousins and titos (na ganun)."

Are you in a relationship right now? 

"Yes."

End of story.  :) 





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