As part of the Metro Manila Film Festival horror entry The Missing, Joseph Marco plays the role of a Pinoy working in Japan who experiences paranormal things inside an ancient house. In real life, Joseph said he isn’t the type to be sensitive to scary things.
“Malayo ako sa ganyan, yung mga nakakaramdam ng mga negative spirits pero I think yung house na nakuha namin for the location is ang bigat nung feeling ko dun and I think it’s a perfect location for the movie. And there’s one scene na natakot ako kasi I was watching with direk Easy (Ferrer) nung padulo na yun eh and sa labas siya ng bahay so it was I think late na rin and ang lamig lamig pa. Hindi ako naka-experience ng something na talagang naramdaman ko pero yung location namin yung house was the perfect location for the movie kasi it was really creepy and medyo mabigat yumg pakiramdam once you go inside. I’m excited na makita ng mga tao yung scene na sinasabi ko,” he shared.
The scariest experience that Joseph had which he shared during the recent The Missing mediacon was when he experienced a kind of sleep paralysis a few years ago.
“Naaalala ko kasi galing ako sa taping nun tapos nag-MMK ako tapos nag-sportsfest ako for Star Magic. So talagang pagod na pagod ako medyo nasagad ko yung katawan ko and at that point, gising ako pero blurry yung paningin ko. Tapos hindi ako makabangon. And I was panicking. I felt like I was dying. So that’s why I started praying, ‘Kayo na po bahala sa family ko.’ Umabot na ako sa ganun but thankfully hindi pa naman nangyayari ulit and I don’t plan to overdo it again, na i-push ko yung katawan ko. The following days hindi na naman siya nangyari so hindi na ako na-alarm. So nung time lang na yun kasi after that natulog ulit ako kasi pagod pa rin ako and thankfully hindi na naman nangyari. Pero I learned na dapat huwag mong sagarin masyado yung katawan mo. Even machines and gadgets kailangan ng pahinga so what more yung katawan natin. So kailangan alagaan talaga,” he said.
As part of two MMFF entries this year The Missing and Isa Pang Bahaghari, Joseph said he has been blessed in his career this year despite the pandemic. “I can’t complain kasi even during these times I have a TV show, I have two movies for the film festival and I’m just really blessed and thankful so every moment na nag-po-promo ako, kahit na pagod ako hindi ko iniisip na pagod ako. I just enjoy every moment and I’m thankful for this. I’m confident na marami kaming mapapasayang tao. So I’m excited for everybody to see the film,” he said.