Coming from the success of his recently-concluded ABS-CBN teleserye Los Bastardos, Joseph Marco is set to make his fans even more proud as he takes his acting talent to an international venue.
Earlier this month, Joseph made an announcement via Instagram about his participation to the HBO Asia series, The Bridge.
And along with his post are photos of him with other cast which were taken during his first-day shoot in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
It is the Kapamilya actor’s first international stint so he is ecstatic to represent the Philippines as he is the only Pinoy who made it to the cast of additional characters for the series’ second season.
Joseph narrated how he actually received the good news during the press conference of his new iWant project entitled Uncoupling with Yam Concepcion yesterday, December 17.
“I got a call na na-approve nga ako for international project.” he began. “Hindi pa nag sink-in sa akin ’yon kasi n’ong time na ’yon nagba-basketball ako, so sabi ko ‘ah okay, wow international.’”
He continued, “So I still played basketball then pag uwi ko, sabi ko ako lang ang Pinoy dito and it’s a Malaysian production.”
He then shared about his arrival to the set and admitted that he felt nervous to work in a different environment.
“So pagpunta ko doon, ako lang talaga ’yong Pinoy, pinick up ako ng driver, wala kasi akong kasama pumunta doon, ako lang.
“Pag pick-up sa akin n’ong driver nagtatanong ako ‘Are they nice? How are the actors? Are they welcoming?’ sabi naman niya ‘Yeah, they are nice.’”
But all the jitters were gone after Joseph was warmly welcomed by everyone present on the set at that time.
“Talagang kinakabahan ako, intimidated ako pero pagpunta ko doon, they are super…they are very warm. And I felt like naging part na ako ng family that’s why nakatulong din sa akin.”
He added, “N’ong ginawa ko ’yong first scene ko doon, parang nabigay ko talaga ’yong 100 percent ko because everybody’s just so excited to meet me and very supportive sila.
“Excited sila na nagkaroon ng bagong character kasi this is season two na coming from the success of season one, may mga bagong characters na pumasok sa season two and I am one of the new characters.”
Joseph then revealed that he will go back to KL to shoot some more next year.
“Babalik pa ako kasi tinatapos pa nila ’yong ibang episodes. Babalik ako sa January 10-12, I’m gonna shoot my remaining scenes pero hindi ko alam kung babalik pa ako after that.”
Aside from being the only Pinoy in the series, Joseph also disclosed that he actually used Filipino language in some parts of his scenes.
“Very interesting din itong project na ‘to kasi since Pinoy ’yong character ko doon, nagsalita ako ng Filipino sa series.
“And thankfully ’yong directors nila, very open to collaboration and I got to talk to them. Nakakatuwa and it’s such a wonderful experience.”
Congratulations again, Joseph!
Uncoupling, by the way, is directed by FAMAS awardee Dwein Baltazar and you can finally stream the series for free beginning on Friday, December 20.