Filipino-American actor Marco Gallo certainly wears his heart on his sleeve. No-filter, kumbaga. At lumabas ang naturalesang pagka-prangka niya sa media con kamakailan ng Gluta, ang latest na pelikulang sinulat at dinirek ni Darryl Yap. There, he is playing as the suitor of Ella Cruz’s character na si Angel, isang Aeta lass dreaming of becoming a beauty queen kahit alam niyang maraming magtataas ng kilay.
First-time na naka-trabaho ni Marco ang prolific Viva contract director kaya naman natanong siya how it was working with him. Ang pinaggagalingan ng tanong ay dahil marahil sa pagiging kontrobersyal ng writer-director at kung ang bagay ba na nakikita dito ng mga bashers niya ay nakikita din kaya ng mga arista niya?
“This was my first project with Direk Darryl and I really didn’t know him. Of course, apart from the fact that he’s pulled off so many movies that were successful,” panimulang k’wento ni Marco.
“I was there for fewer days than Ella..I was, you know, I had fewer scenes.
“I just have to say... I really hope, if any director is watching this, but all I’m trying to say is, I hope more directors try to...not copy him, but like look at his work ethic. On the set, it’s very light. There’s no expectation of keeping it up with the director, keeping it up with the veterans... it’s pantay-pantay. I love the fact of how light it is.”
Marami ang nagulat sa tinuran niya na tila daw ba may hugot sa ibang direktor na nakatrabaho na nito. Pero dagdag niya, hindi lang daw niya ma-gets kung bakit tila may kultura ng takot na umiiral between veterans and newbies and between actors and directors sa industiya. Hindi niya ma-gets ang terror factor, kumbaga.
“I’m tired of every time being scared of going to the set and, ‘Uy, kilala mo ba ’yong director?’ ‘No, I don’t know that director.’
“Why us actors here in the Philippines have to be so...I don’t know if you guys know what I’m talking about... but you guys...us...we’re so scared in going to the set because of the reputation of the director.”
Aniya, hindi daw ba mas maganda kung magaan sa set? Ang point niya is, mas magandang magtrabaho with and not for or against sa iyong direktor. Wala umanong nagiging animosity or fear. Kaya sana daw ay matuto ring lumevel sa mga artista nila ang mga directors.
“I love the fact how I’m able to work with Direk [Darryl] rather against him or for him. So, working with him was definitely a beautiful experience. And I really hope the future directors will learn or adjust with the actors, too, because that’s how you do a project such as Gluta... that it came out really good because Direk and the cast work together rather than against each other.”
Ang Gluta opens on steaming services ktx.ph, iWantTFC and of course, Vivamax on July 2.
Kasama rin dito sina Arlene Muhlach, Rose van Ginkel, Juliana Parizcova Segovia, and Vincentiments talents Jobelyn Manuel and Loren Mariñas.
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