Young star Mark Sayarot is very thankful for the chance of having played the child version of some primetime teleserye actors. Mark was seen as the young version of Geoff Eigenmann in Hiram Na Mukha; Matt Evans in Pedro Penduko and Kambal Sa Uma; and Ejay Falcon in Katorse. He also had a short appearance in Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo. “Thankful po, at the same time proud din po ako na maging batang version ng mga malalaking artista. Kasi minsan lang po magkaroon ng mga ganung role na young. Sa susunod na project ko, ako naman ‘yung young Joem Bascon po ako sa Agimat, ‘yung Bianong Bulag.”
When he was three years-old, his parents noticed his knack for singing, dancing, and acting. At nine years old, he was hired as a talent in ABS-CBN and had his TV acting debut in an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya. But now that he’s 13 years-old, Mark knows that he is entering the awkward pre-teen stage wherein he is no longer suit to play child roles, but still too young for mature roles. Every child star inevitably goes through this stage, and while projects don’t come as often as before, Mark is taking advantage of this time to focus on his studies. “Halos lahat naman po ng klase ko napapasukan ko na. Na ma-manage ko po mabuti yung time ko. Kung may taping po na biglaan, pull out sa school, paalam nga lang po ng marami sa teachers, yun lang po.” He is now a first year student Philadelphia High School.
But this doesn’t mean that Mark is thinking about quitting showbiz. “Gusto ko po talagang seryosohin ang pag-aarista. Pero ayoko naman na parang mapagiiwanan ‘yung pag-aaral kasi, kahit naman nag-aartista ka, kailangan may alam ka din.” He said that to be an actor is a career that he really wants to take seriously. “Sabi nga ng parents ko, pahinga raw muna ako. Pero sabi ko ayoko. Masarap kasi magtrabaho e, kahit bata ka pa, alam mo na may nagagawa ka na.”