Although he idolizes Coco Martin, Martin del Rosario also wants to make a name for himself as a serious actor.
Martin del Rosario, who never dreamt of being in showbiz, is now slowly making his mark on the industry, thanks to his notable performance in the recently-concluded soap opera Minsan Lang Kita Iibigan.
Many said that Martin has proven his mettle as a potential leading man. Martin also has a growing number of endorsements, just like the clothing line BNY Jeans and MyPhone.
Martin recalled his enthusiasm when he learned that he was working with his idol, Coco Martin. “Kasi
before [our teleserye
] nakita ko
Coco, ang galing na aktor talaga
,” beamed Martin. “Grabe ang galing-galing niya.
” Tinuturuan din nga niya ako eh. Kunwari sa
scene sinasabi niya sa akin, ‘Huwag mag-
character.’ ‘No, hindi mo
character ‘yan dapat ganito ka.
’” The 18-year-old actor continued that one more thing he admires about the versatile actor is his humility despite his stellar status.
While he is flattered to be called the next Coco Martin, Martin pointed out that he prefers to carve out his own niche in showbiz. “Ayoko namang maging
Coco Martin talaga. Siyempre gusto ko rin bago
, although gusto ko rin makilala
as a dramatic actor. Pero siyempre ayoko naman ‘yung parehong pareho, baka isipin, ay parang si
” Martin has already bagged two awards for his portrayal in the indie film Dagim,
the Breakthrough Performance by an Actor trophy from the Golden Screen Awards and New Movie Actor of the Year award from the PMPC Star Awards for Movies.
Martin has yet to be paired with a leading lady and the closest he has gotten to that was when he played the third wheel in the Coco Martin-Andi Eigenmann love team in Minsan Lang Kita Iibigan
. However, the young actor said he prefers to be teamed up with different leading ladies. He explained that apart from getting the chance to work with different actresses, this will also enhance his versatility as an actor. Given the chance, he would like to be teamed up with friends Jessy Mendiola and Julia Montes, whom Martin described as both pretty and good actresses.
He shared that he feels some pressure when people remark that he has the potential to be the next leading man, but he said that he would rather give his best in his every portrayal because with that attitude, he will not just be showcasing his talent but also the chance to meet people’s expectations.
The second-year Business Administration student from the University of The Philippines also explained that he does not mind portraying sexy roles as long as the projects have good values to convey.