Five years since he was first introduced to the public as the teen housemate known as the “Pilyo Bello of Italy” in Pinoy Big Brother 7, Marco Gallo is more than ready to headline his first major movie this year in the Vivamax original film Ang Manananggal Na Nahahati Ang Puso. He thanked director Darryl Yap for giving him a big break.
“Direk Darryl casting us in the movie, I always dreamed to be part of very good content and creative movies because in the Philippine industry sometimes movies get repetitive. The fact that direk Darryl is risking it all, not minding what other people think about his job. I love how different and modern it was so when I knew about it, that he was giving us a chance for this, I got really happy because I already knew this was going to be different from anything that I’ve done before and it was going to be memorable. So it was definitely a very important moment for me,” he shared during the Vivamax mediacon held last September 24.
With the trailer for their film immediately going viral after it showed a naked Marco taking a bath outdoors in front of his co-stars, the Fil-Italian actor said he had problem walking around naked on the set and even declining the option to wear plaster to cover his private parts.
“I think my genitals are pretty average naman so it wasn’t really about my genes or the difference of my genes. It wasn’t really that, it was more of I didn’t want to cause any delay. I didn’t want to be any hassle for anyone on the set so I did it because we were kind of rushing that day because of the sun and stuff. You know it’s a shower scene and I just had to take a shower. My role needed to take a shower. So that’s why when I was putting the soap in between my butt cheeks, normally that’s what people do di ba? You clean yourself deeply. So I just did it. I didn’t think it was a problem for me personally,” he explained.
More than the nudity, Marco said the most challenging scene for him was the most physically demanding one.
“I think it was in the scene sa dagat na tumatama sa rocks. I remember that time that we had to go down and she had to lay on me and there’s not really a place to lay down there. It’s very artsy lang talaga. And then we had to lay down there. I was laying on my back and then lahat ng mga spikes ng rocks were on my back with her weight on me and we had to stay there for a couple of minutes but it was definitely worth the shot. But I have to admit, that was pretty hard. But it was doable naman,” he recalled.
Ang Manananggal Na Nahahati Ang Puso starts streaming online on October 1 on Vivamax Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Middle East and Europe. You can also download the app and subscribe via Google Play Store, App Store, and Huawei AppGallery.