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EXCLUSIVE: Teejay Marquez wants to be more than just a pretty boy: ‘I’d choose the challenging role every time’

Actor-model Teejay Marquez reveals why his stint on ‘It’s Showtime Indonesia’ did not push through.

BY PUSH TEAM

FRESH SCOOPS

10/17/2019 10:40 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Teejay Marquez wants to be more than just a pretty boy: ‘I’d choose the challenging role every time’


After working on the Indonesian version of Meteor Garden last year, Teejay Marquez said he is now based again in the Philippines after a busy year abroad. “Na-mi-miss ko siyempre Indonesia pero sabi ko minsan lang ako mabigyan ng project na sunod-sunod dito. Sabi ko nga sa manager ko, when it rains it pours. So I’m very thankful that ayokong sayangin yung opportunity na ito kasi ang tagal kong naghintay. Talagang naghihintay ako ng naghihintay and then ngayon na nagkakaroon ako ng mga chance, I always give my 110% and kahit ano man yung role na ibigay sa akin,” he shared during the Sperry Varsity House launch event.

Teejay admitted that wants to be known as more than just another pretty face in showbiz. “Kung papipiliin ako kung pretty role or a more challenging role, dun ako sa challenging. Pero kung binigyan ako ng pretty boy role trabaho yan. But if I had to choose, I’d choose the challenging role every time. Mas gusto ko nga yung iba’t ibang role kasi it challenges me and makikita nung tao na hindi lang ako pa-cute. I have something more to give. Kasi lagi nasasabi sa akin, ‘Teejay bawal ka diyan kasi ano lang, baka ito lang puwede.’ So ngayon yung mga director binigyan ako ng chance para laruin yung acting ko, parang gawin ko yung mga ibang bagay bagay. Natuwa naman ako na natuwa naman sila. So ibig sabihin na puwede akong ilagay kung saang role,” he explained.

Although it was announced earlier this year that he was going to be part of It’s Showtime Indonesia, the handsome actor revealed the deal did not push through. “Nagulat ako eh. Akala ko araw-araw siya and then nagulat ako in-ask sa akin, ‘Do you watch Showtime?’ kasi parang twice a week lang ata siya. Pero ngayon hindi ko na nababalitaan at saka yung host hindi na siya nag-po-post ng Showtime. So baka wala na,” he said.