After making his debut onscreen in Idol Philippines three years ago, actor and singer Gello Marquez considered himself very lucky to be given more opportunities in showbiz. The 21-year-old artist was also part of the cast of both seasons of the iWantTFC series He’s Into Her starring Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano.
“Siguro dahil masaya ako ngayon and happy ako sa lahat ng nangyayari sa buhay ko at mga ginagawa ko,” he said.
In the Made For YouTube eight-episode anthology series Love Bites, Gello is paired with Karina Bautista for the first time onscreen in their episode “One Tweet Away.” In the story, Gello plays the role of a school professor named Jude who has a student named Aira (Karina) who decides to post her feelings for him on social media.
“Hindi atin alam kung gaano ka-powerful ang isang tweet na ganun. Usually kasi, hindi mo malalaman kung hindi mo susubukan,” Gello said during the Love Bites mediacon.
Although he admits that online dating is not his style, Gello said he prefers getting to know someone better face-to-face.
“Yeah may mga tao naman akong nakikilala through social media. Pero I wouldn’t say I dated someone through social media. Siguro makikilala mo in social media then makikilala mo in person,” he added.
Proud of his latest project, Gello hopes their episode can help audiences when it comes to their own similar experiences in love.
“We really hope na through this Love Bites na mas maraming makanuod para mas maraming ma-reach na tao at mas maraming makuhang mga lesson tungkol dito. Kasi dito sa ginagawa namin, nag-se-share kami ng mga experiences and stories ng iba’t ibang tao at iba ibang klase ng love. So through these experiences, sana may matutunan sila,” he admitted.
Watch Gello Marquez and Karina Bautista in the Love Bites episode “One Tweet Away.” Love Bites is composed of eight different stories of love featuring some of the brightest Kapamilya stars. This “Made For YouTube” offering will stream every Friday at 8 p.m.