After celebrating his son Jude Trevor’s first birthday last October 20, actor Markus Paterson said there is a lot to be thankful for in life with the celebration of his child with girlfriend Janella Salvador. The 23-year-old kapamilya actor is also part of the cast of the upcoming new series Viral Scandal where he plays the role of a young politician.
“I am playing the role of the city councilor. To put it short, I’m very loved by the public. I have a good reputation bilang konsehal sa Sidero. Pero in truth that’s just a front, that’s just my masculinity trying to block my vulnerable self and I just want to enjoy life. Wala naman talaga akong interes sa politics. You’ll see a lot more of my character when the show comes out,” he shared during the Viral Scandal mediacon.
After confirming his relationship with Janella last year and revealing the arrival of son Jude last January, Markus shared why he is happy to share updates about the baby on social media.
“A lot of people wonder [about] this. Madami ring nagtatanong sa akin kung okay na palaging pino-post yung anak ko or family moments. Pero para sa akin, as a new father, my whole life flipped upside down. So when it comes to social media, I can’t help but be proud of the family that I have, the beautiful boy that I have. Whatever I post, if people decide to say things or to think that it’s wrong to share that. If it might be too personal for social media, not for me. I’m just using social media to voice my emotions and to share my pride in my family.
“Social media can be used in so many ways and in the unfortunate situation that we’re in our day of technology is that it’s also a medium to share negativity and sometimes a lot more people lean that way. But it’s always looking at the silver lining, at the positive moments and that’s why I just try looking at my son’s smile. It makes me laugh, it makes me smile, it makes me cry, so I hope it’s the same for everybody that sees my posts,” he explained.
With their new show dealing with the consequences of being part of a viral video, Markus shares what he would do in real life if someone he knew became the victim online.
“Of course I would do everything in my power to defend them. I wouldn’t stand idly by because at the end of the day, everything that’s said on social media, regardless if we say na ignore lang natin yan, don’t let it get to you, at the end of the day it does get to people eh. Just reading that stuff can really affect people mentally. It may ruin their day, it may ruin their month, and if I was a good friend that I was hoping I would be, I would defend them with all of my power, with all of my honor,” he said.
Apart from Viral Scandal, Markus was also recently seen in “Sakalam” music video, the debut single of Gigi De Lana and the Gigi Vibes band.
“It was really an honor to work with them, to meet the band and Gigi and get to work with them on a music video. I had so much fun. It was such a beautiful song and masaya talaga,” he added.
Viral Scandal stars Markus Paterson, Dimples Romana, Charlie Dizon, Joshua Garcia, Jameson Blake, Ria Atayde, Maxene Magalona, Aljon Mendoza, Karina Bautista, Louise Abuel, Kaila Estrada,Vance Larena, Gian Magdangal, Arielle Roces, and Aya Fernandez. Watch it on Kapamilya Channel, TV5, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV.