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EXCLUSIVE: Mark Neumann on his humble beginnings: ‘Naging factory worker ako’

Mark Neumann shares why he doesn’t mind playing supporting roles.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

FRESH SCOOPS

12/7/2017 9:08 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Mark Neumann on his humble beginnings: ‘Naging factory worker ako’


 

Currently in the hit primetime series La Luna Sangre as part of the horde of vampires under Richard Gutierrez’s power, Mark Neumann said he earned his role the old fashioned way. “Nag-audition ako for any role. Kasi parang gusto kong mag-audition kasi para pag kinuha nila ako dahil ginusto nila ako. Not because of other reasons. Malaking blessing po sa akin ang La Luna Sangre kasi parang everyday yung taping at of course para ma-expand ko yung craft ko,” he told PUSH.

Unlike his previous roles which pegged him as the boy next door, Mark admitted that he enjoys playing a darker role in the Primetime Bida series. “I really like it para may change naman. Para mas malawak yung acting ko. It’s really fun tapos puyatan that’s normal kasi. Mostly masaya kasi I get to meet new people. I get to learn from the veterans,” he shared.

Mark said he did not have a hard time adjusting to the fight training for La Luna Sangre because of his own background in martial arts. “I have a background in Muay Thai and a bit of Jujitsu and a bit of boxing. I started two years ago and then nag-pa-Parkour din ako nun. So it wasn’t that hard to join the fight training in the show,” he added.

Even though he has already played the lead in different television projects on another network, Mark said he does not have any problem playing a supporting role because he views it all as work. “Of course it’s okay kasi I had humble beginnings before bago ako naging artista. Breadwinner ako, naging factory worker ako, warehouse cleaner, and newspaper boy. For me work is work. It doesn’t matter if you are bida, supporting cast, kontrabida. Ang sa akin kasi the opportunity to work is something for me to get to experience something new,” he explained.